Opinion

The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)

With the Biden-Harris administration on the horizon, there’s reason for hope this Veterans Day

In the years since I started representing veterans and working on veterans…

 

Despite the lack of a decisive victory, there were some positive results in Tuesday’s election. <ins>(Peter Kane/Special to the S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Everything good that happened in America last night

Words of hope for the bleary-eyed and anxious

  • Nov 4, 2020

 

On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins><ins></ins>

Five things to watch for in the run-up to Nov. 3

Down-ballot races, as much as the presidency, will determine the future course of this nation

  • Oct 24, 2020

 

Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)

Our leaders must address sexual violence as an urgent policy concern

By Bianca Rosen Sexual violence is a public health crisis. Every 73…

Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)
Murals painted at UCSF in the late 1930s by artist Bernard Zakheim depict scenes from California’s medical history, from the Spanish era into the early twentieth century. Zakheim, a Diego Rivera-collaborator, was regarded as one of the finest muralists of his day. The most celebrated panel features Biddy Mason, a Georgia slave turned California philanthropist and entrepreneur. (Photo courtesy Richard Rothman)

UCSF should save this California monument to Black history

By Kevin Waite The long, hot summer of protest is drawing to…

Murals painted at UCSF in the late 1930s by artist Bernard Zakheim depict scenes from California’s medical history, from the Spanish era into the early twentieth century. Zakheim, a Diego Rivera-collaborator, was regarded as one of the finest muralists of his day. The most celebrated panel features Biddy Mason, a Georgia slave turned California philanthropist and entrepreneur. (Photo courtesy Richard Rothman)
Enrollment in community colleges such as City College of San Francisco tends to increase during recessions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community colleges will be essential to California’s recovery

By Jenny Worley and Shanell Williams When the shelter-in-place order is finally…

Enrollment in community colleges such as City College of San Francisco tends to increase during recessions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A sign from a Tuesday, Dec. 10 City Hall rally where supporters of City College of San Francisco urged the Board of Supervisors to support a $2.7 million allocation to prevent the cancellation of nearly 300 classes. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF administrators and elected leaders need to accept city help to prevent class cuts

By Madeline Mueller The recent and unprecedented cut of some additional 300…

A sign from a Tuesday, Dec. 10 City Hall rally where supporters of City College of San Francisco urged the Board of Supervisors to support a $2.7 million allocation to prevent the cancellation of nearly 300 classes. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco District Attorney candidate Chesa Boudin speaks at a debate at UC Hastings School of Law on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dear Sally Stephens: Chesa Boudin will stand up for crime victims

Dear Sally: Based on your latest column, a “Letter to San Francisco’s…

San Francisco District Attorney candidate Chesa Boudin speaks at a debate at UC Hastings School of Law on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF neighborhoods demand fixes to Senate Bill 50

Community development planning needs to be equitable

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Feral kittens are some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable animals. (Courtesy photo)
Feral kittens are some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable animals. (Courtesy photo)
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SF’s failed ‘War on Drugs’ needs innovation to transform the status quo

By Hadi Razzaq San Francisco has historically responded to street-level drug activity…

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Ficus trees are vulnerable to large limb failures that pose safety hazards in public rights of way. (Courtesy photo)

Street tree removals are a last resort to protect public safety

By Mohammed Nuru and Carla Short Three years ago, San Francisco voters…

Ficus trees are vulnerable to large limb failures that pose safety hazards in public rights of way. (Courtesy photo)
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A ridehail tax won’t fix traffic congestion

By Susan Vaughan and David Fairley Centuries ago, the Catholic church sold…

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(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ugly attacks in the district attorney’s race

By Sandra Lee Fewer and Matt Haney Households across San Francisco recently…

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A bicyclist rides along 24th Street under a canopy of ficus trees in the Mission District in April 2019.

No tree removals without justification

Advocates decry city plans to take down ficuses

A bicyclist rides along 24th Street under a canopy of ficus trees in the Mission District in April 2019.
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Mental health issues require the right level of care at the right time

By Vivian Imperiale Mental health has been in the news, with several…

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Vote no on Prop. E, re-zoning public land

Vote no on Prop. E, re-zoning public land

By Patrick Monette-Shaw The Examiner’s two-sentence recommendation urging voters to support Proposition…

Vote no on Prop. E, re-zoning public land
Letters: Does a possible Brown Act violation justify pulling a false fire alarm?

Letters: Does a possible Brown Act violation justify pulling a false fire alarm?

A police sergeant facing misdemeanor charges may have had good reason for her actions

Letters: Does a possible Brown Act violation justify pulling a false fire alarm?
Yes, others should follow SFO’s lead, but not only because the plastic bottle is bad. (Courtesy photo)

Banning plastic water bottles at SFO is only a first step

We should also be talking about the water inside.

Yes, others should follow SFO’s lead, but not only because the plastic bottle is bad. (Courtesy photo)
People walk along Market Street on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Is San Francisco racist?

Let’s face the reality of explicit racial bias and safety inequity

People walk along Market Street on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)