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Ed Lee having fun as San Francisco's mayor – and being the non-candidate

Over the years, I’ve been to numerous places with Mayor Ed Lee,…

Sneaky San Francisco supervisors undermine open-government claims

The next time you hear cries about transparency in government in San…

Money doesn’t grow on SF trees — quite the opposite

If Mark Twain had spent some more freezing summers in San Francisco,…

A familiar San Francisco story: development conflict heightens

Only in San Francisco could one story devolve into such a twisted…

Campaign supporting circumcision ban should be snipped

It seems fitting that backers of a circumcision ban coming to San…

Ballot-measure duel may end up killing pension reform

Now that pension reform has become the most popular bandwagon since the…

Teachers expelled in unavoidable school merger

As a general rule, it’s not a good sign when your new…

Rapidly changing San Francisco and the travel industry are still a match

San Francisco may no longer live up to its claim as The…

Venture capitalist Michael Moritz understands pension reform is key

Besides a desire to reshape The City’s crazy, spiraling pension reform system…

Pension reform injects life into dull election season

If pension reform were running for mayor this year, it would be…

Bay to Breakers celebrates impetuous, resilient city

Not many cities would conceive of a footrace to promote its revival…

NIMLOS need to leave Treasure Island project alone

When it was created as an international showcase, Treasure Island was supposed…

Golden Gate Park fly casting pools have resisted flood of change

Golden Gate Park was built as a retreat from the pressures of…

San Francisco commission's power is not something to preserve

When San Francisco voters created a Historic Preservation Commission two years ago,…

San Francisco basketball legend honored for life and work

If life were only a slam dunk, Kevin Restani would still be…

Yes, Suhr: San Francisco has finally found its perfect top cop

At the swearing-in ceremony of new police Chief Greg Suhr on Wednesday,…

Ellie Goulding's light-speed tour ended in San Francisco with a slow show

Those of you raised on neon ’60s-era psychadelia, bad ’70s-period schmaltz or…

Race for San Francisco mayor lacks any flare

You would think that with at least a dozen people vying to…

There is something queer about these national rankings

If San Francisco really needs to cut back in these lean financial…

Feds struck out years ago in case against Barry Bonds

As one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived — with…