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Girls’ basketball rebirth a slam dunk at San Francisco's Mission High

Sometimes the biggest gains are made with the smallest steps, even if…

Interim mayor may be key to pension-reform battle

Whether it is better to give than receive has been a question…

When historic preservation goes way too far, citizens suffer

The warning bells should have sounded when a group of preservationists tried…

Mayoral hopefuls had best keep Muni on their minds

At the tennis courts where I play in The City, a well-guarded…

Spotlight on Gavin Newsom fades with move to Sacramento

Gavin Newsom could not wait to leave the Mayor’s Office, bemoaning the…

Police chief hopefuls should prep resumes quickly

Consider the search for the next San Francisco police chief more of…

Mayor's chief of staff staying is a good sign

Mayor Ed Lee's decision this week to keep Steve Kawa, Gavin Newsom's…

Gascón should make a fine DA — for years to come

Anyone who says they predicted the events of the past two weeks…

District attorney’s race shaping up to be a lively one

With the circus-like atmosphere surrounding City Hall these days, casual observers may…

So you thought you knew how San Francisco politics worked, eh?

What a long, strange week it has been — and because it…

Thanks for the gaffes and laughs

Even in a year chock full of dubious achievements, it is never…

Want to make the Presidio a destination? Move along

Most people would agree that some things in life are worth saving.…

A girls’ basketball coach who kept the ‘I’ out of team

As a coach, Oscar Jimenez was methodical, exacting and detailed to a…

Supervisors likely to push mayor decision to next crop

Our good friends at City Hall are holding a holiday party this…

Brown meditates on inherited tax-break crisis

Give Gov.-elect Jerry Brown credit — he means what he says, even…

Supervisors likely to push mayor decision to next crop

Our good friends at City Hall are holding a holiday party this…

High-speed rail project shaping up to be a ghost train

Leave it to some of our state transit officials handling California’s bullet…

Giving mayor job to sheriff just makes too much sense

There are a number of people jockeying to be the interim mayor…

Seeking public office not the best use of your money

You’ve got a few hundred million dollars and time on your hands.…

Squash congestion pricing: It’s just gravy for supes

Normally on Thanksgiving, I try to find some heartwarming tale or needy…