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Supervisor Aaron Peskin (Examiner file photo)

Memo raises constitutionality concerns for reform measure aimed at big political donors

An Ethics Commission memo calls into question the constitutionality of a political…

 

The “100 percent affordable alternative” proposal would apply to approximately 200 plus sites across The City that the Planning Department has identified as vacant or underutilized “soft sites” for potential development. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Density done right: The 100 percent affordable alternative

A beloved neighborhood cafe owner recently confided his anxieties to me: “Did…

 

Portland shares many of San Francisco’s values, without the soul-crushing class warfare that many have come to expect. (Courtesy photo)

Portland fears following in San Francisco’s footsteps

It’s taken me a few days of being out of San Francisco…

 

Man killed doing electrical work at South Beach construction site

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death…

Man shot twice in Tenderloin

A 34-year-old man was shot two times while walking in the Tenderloin…

Heron’s Head Park on San Francisco’s southern waterfront is home to the Western snowy plover. (Courtesy Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network)

Discovering the trees, plants of SF’s southern waterfront

The Dogpatch was once part of Mexico’s 1844 Potrero Nuevo (“new pasture”…

Heron’s Head Park on San Francisco’s southern waterfront is home to the Western snowy plover. (Courtesy Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network)

Distinguished teachers leading S.F. schools

We know our teachers work hard every day, but did you know…

Raiders safety Charles Woodson, 39, will play his final home game in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

If Woodson is Santa, Davis is Scrooge

It won’t be a silent night, nor will it be a holy…

Raiders safety Charles Woodson, 39, will play his final home game in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Richard)
David Traylor (left) isn’t psychotic, in jail or dead today thanks to Judge Ronald Albers (right) of San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A court for the 10th circle of hell

A man pushed a needle of heroin into his arm as I…

David Traylor (left) isn’t psychotic, in jail or dead today thanks to Judge Ronald Albers (right) of San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Getting home without a car can be tough, but it's a lot tougher if you work irregular hours. (Ben Margot/AP)

When the driving ends, the real slog begins

Sometimes it seems like your night won’t be over until you’ve crested…

Getting home without a car can be tough, but it's a lot tougher if you work irregular hours. (Ben Margot/AP)
The view of the Torre Latinoamericana from the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

International perspective

I’m currently sitting on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Mexico City…

The view of the Torre Latinoamericana from the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Campaigning for mayor proves power of protest

So I ran for mayor of San Francisco. I did the damn…

Though he wasn't elected mayor of San Francisco, Broke-Ass Stuart says his campaign was a success, illustrated by the fact that Mayor Ed Lee was reelected with just 56 percent of the vote. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Courtesy PhotoMusical theater great Elaine Paige

Elaine Paige ready for new career chapters

Norma Desmond, Reno Sweeney and Eva Perón are all larger-than-life theater characters,…

Courtesy PhotoMusical theater great Elaine Paige

San Francisco Boys & Girls Club to snag land in bargain deal

A city-owned property could end up being developed by the Boys &…

Suspects sought after women groped in San Francisco's Inner Sunset

Police combed an Inner Sunset neighborhood last weekend in response to two…

Amanda McBroom firmly in the black

Most babies are born in nine months. For singer and songwriter Amanda…

Rhode Island emerges as top candidate for America’s Cup race

The 34th America’s Cup regatta may sail by San Francisco as negotiations…