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Garcia: As candidates bicker, voters balk

Even before the release of a new poll on the governor’s race…

Garcia: Wacky and benevolent, SF has something for everyone

Someone once said the reason San Francisco has so many cultural events…

Garcia: Working on easy street

You can see why Muni operators are fighting so hard to resist…

Garcia: Yank game to send message

I know I’m part of a high percentage of San Francisco residents…

Ex-Justice O’Connor offers a new opinion

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was her feisty and funny…

Garcia: Rethink the rogue mentality

The laws of physics say every action has a reaction. The standards…

Garcia: Irrelevant state office just became an interesting race

In case you were doing something more important last weekend, like breathing…

Garcia: Casino revenue no sure bet

California has long been engaged in its own big spin — as…

Garcia: Lake Merced’s failed restaurant primed for a rebirth

There’s a somewhat ghostly look to the long, empty structure on the…

Garcia: Let soccer fields be built

I realize the San Francisco Board of Supervisors wants us to be…

Saving San Francisco, one link at a time

If I hadn't been beset by the perils of  modern technology, and…

Garcia: In Palm Springs, the political winds could be shifting

Palm Springs — few California locales have undergone a greater demographic shift…

Pot ads avoid burning questions

The first radio ad from pro-pot legalization advocates is out and you…

Garcia: Governor polls follow the money

When Attorney General Jerry Brown appeared on “Dr. Phil” the other day,…

Setting it straight: Guard talks about meeting fiasco

Only in San Francisco could the zany political kaleidoscope so color a…

Redwood City should be allowed to build new housing

In a perfect world, we’d be able to restore every natural habitat,…

Don’t fret about the mayor leaving early, he has a plan

Mayor Gavin Newsom says he spends most of his days working on…

School’s unsustainable path clashes with neighbors

At a time when expectant mothers start shopping for preschools and parents…

It's just not a race without candidates

The great Jerry Brown campaign tease thankfully appears to be coming to…

Where’s this diamond in the rough?

Only in San Francisco could the genteel sport of golf turn out…