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Why and how we endorsed what we did

October 8, 2014
As I sort through the barrage of positive and negative feedback to the election endorsements that we published today — which included some tough...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

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...

Democracy is stalled

September 30, 2014

Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders

Racing for solutions

Candidates running in District 10 debate the myriad problems facing southeast San Francisco

He hates these cans! How helping Muni becomes hating nonprofits

September 2, 2014
While I’m reluctant to give this self-serving poverty pimp any more attention or web traffic, it’s hard to ignore the latest misleading hit piece...

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

Did Big Soda swing a key endorsement by a progressive democratic club?

Did the soda industry buy a prominent progressive political endorsement? Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle raised the question in a story by Heather Knight, who...

More time, same crime

Decades after crack cocaine "epidemic," bill aims for parity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing

Film festival organizers call for safer San Francisco streets

August 18, 2014
Editor’s Note: Aug. 19 marks the Bay Area Global Health Film Festival, hosted by the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology. The theme of this...

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...

Until we legalize marijuana, reduce arrests

August 6, 2014
By Endria Richardson Last week, the Editorial Board of the New York Times called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana....

Everyone’s hospital

SF General — a top trauma center, important safety net, and major city commitment to public health — moves into an uncertain transition period

San Francisco to study dropping speed limit to 20 mph for pedestrian safety

July 15, 2014
As a part of a citywide effort to eliminate all pedestrian deaths by 2024, San Francisco will study the impact of reducing speed limits...

Pumping up awareness

Campaign to put climate change warnings at gas stations gains traction in Berkeley and San Francisco

Nob Hill neighbors seek to block mental-health clinic relocation

June 25, 2014
A San Francisco mental-health clinic that has been in operation since 1975 is in danger of shutting down if it can’t find a new...

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,...

PrEP school

Daily use of drug to prevent HIV infection greeted with controversy

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

Bike sting on BTWD

City officials and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hailed the May 8 Bike to Work Day as a success, with the official SFMTA count...

Lawsuit claims SROs owned by city contractors are unsafe, moldy, rodent-infested

It's often rumored that housing conditions in certain single-room occupancy hotels, or SROs, throughout San Francisco are atrocious. And when it comes to SROs...

Toyota work methods applied at General Hospital

San Francisco’s Department of Public Health has a $1.3 million contract with Seattle-based Rona Consulting Group to implement the Toyota Management System, a workflow...

Don’t police the pot docs

April 29, 2014
 By Ahimsa Porter Sumchai OPINIONSenate Bill 1262 was introduced in the California Senate on Feb. 21 by veteran legislator Lou Correa. It is a...

Where there’s smoke

San Francisco takes its pot smoking very seriously