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Prop. L puts cars over people

September 30, 2014
By Fran Taylor OPINION Just as climate change most affects people who contributed little or nothing to causing it, pollution and injury from traffic...

Money for Muni

Learning the A, B, and Ls of this fall's transportation ballot measures

Privacy, identity, and Facebook

September 23, 2014
 By Nadia Kayyali OPINION People are disappearing. At least, that's how it feels on Facebook. Since the suspension of drag queen and activist Sister...

Reform BART’s approach to labor

September 16, 2014
By Christina Olague OPINION If BART is part of your daily commute, you know how critical a reliable system is to Bay Area working...

To the classrooms, Baby Boomers

OPINION As long as I've been substitute teaching, people have asked what I thought we could do to improve public schools. With all of...

Schools not prisons

Support Prop. 47

Wrestling with survivor’s guilt in a crazy world

August 27, 2014
By Jeanene HarlickOPINION This is one of the ways you become that person who wants to take his or her life.It happens slowly. You've always...

Contending with cars, at the polls and on vacation

STREET FIGHT San Francisco's politics of mobility devolved into a cesspit this summer. Beginning with Mayor Ed Lee's retreat on Sunday parking meters, purportedly...

Too many parking tickets in SF

August 19, 2014
 By David Hegarty OPINION San Francisco made $87 million in parking citation revenue in 2012; roughly double what the city made off actual paid...

Public hospitals are too Lean

OPINION The San Francisco Department of Public Health is paying Rona Consulting Group, an out-of-state consulting firm, $1.3 million of taxpayer dollars to implement...

Housing balance and neighborhood stabilization

August 5, 2014
 By Peter Cohen and Fernando Martí OPINIONThe Guardian last week published an editorial on the outcome of the process around the Housing Balance measure....

Clean energy and better infrastructure: a great combination

OPINION Achieving a more sustainable San Francisco means a city running on clean power. It also means maintaining our infrastructure to keep San Francisco...

Why I drive a taxi

 By Beth Powder OPINION I left a 17-year career in film to become a taxi driver. I just wanted to be here full time,...

San Francisco to provide right to counsel for tenants facing eviction

OPINION San Francisco is the second most unequal city in the nation. Working and middle-income people and families are being forced to flee the...

Google Bus sewers

Bulky shuttles belong on car-centric corridors, not neighborhood streets

Solving the housing crisis takes all San Franciscans, even big tech

 By Joseph Tobener  OPINION This week, San Franciscans learned that they will not be able to rely on Sacramento to fix the housing crisis....

Pack it up

Moving to gay San Francisco, 20 years ago

Trying to have hope

OPINION I get it, as Harvey Milk famously said: "You gotta give them hope." But how do you do that when the LGBT community...

Tenants can fight evictions and win

 By Tyler Macmillan OPINION Every year, around 3,500 formal eviction lawsuits are filed against residential tenants in San Francisco Superior Court. Contrary to popular...

Drought legislation would undermine endangered species protection

By Mike Lynes OPINION California's ongoing drought has brought hardship to nearly every corner of the state, but the Central Valley has been ground...

Standing Up for Children Exposed to Trauma

By Suzy Loftus OPINION Sasha's only 9 years old, but she has already experienced significant trauma and adversity. Whenever her father drank too much,...

Artists say vote for Campos

By Sara Jean Yaste OPINION David Campos stands up for the underdogs. And in this current state of capitalism U$A, we the people need to...

Stored power

Green-tech manufacturing, climate science, and wisdom from the Amazon

Chiu for Assembly

OPINIONSan Francisco is at a crossroads. While some residents benefit from prosperity, an affordable housing crisis coupled with income inequality make this a time...