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Public power, underground

Daly seeks plan to create city utility system, block by block

The promise of high-speed rail

Governor's position is utter insanity

Tow-away zones that lie

Construction "no parking" not always legal

Death of fun, the sequel

NIMBY assault! Crackdown on nightlife and outdoor events continues, even as the backlash gains strength

Paul Fenn wonders why the Chronicle ran a front page PG&E ad while covering a major CCA story in half a paragraph on page...

By Bruce B. Brugmann I asked Paul Fenn, architect of San Francisco's community choice aggregation plan and a national expert on CCA power, if...

Clean isn’t always green

Well-scrubbed streets keep constituents happy -- but the city's grit doesn't simply disappear

Property wrongs

Why was the owner of a long-dormant vacant lot so upset to see it sprout a community garden?

The sunshine posse

The FOI Issue: New sunshine warriors are changing the way City Hall does business

Sink or swim

For two decades, local climate change experts have been warning what rising sea levels would mean for the Bay Area. So why doesn't San Francisco even have a flood map?

More than clean

Newsom's aggressive "quality of life" push draws a backlash in the Mission District and elsewhere

Department of Public Works…Works!

by Amanda Witherell I ride my bike. A lot. And I've learned to avoid the treacherous ravine that is 17th Street where PG&E has been...

So clean you can eat off ’em

by Amanda Witherell Hey Mission residents: there's a public hearing tomorrow morning at 9 am, Room 400 in City Hall about street cleaning. The city...

So clean you can eat off ’em

by Amanda Witherell Hey Mission residents: there's a public hearing tomorrow morning at 9 am, Room 400 in City Hall about street cleaning. The city...

Who’s the poseur at City Hall?

By G.W. Schulz San Francisco has always been notoriously behind statewide on skatepark construction, despite the relatively small monetary investment they require and the high...

Flowers unempowered

Local florist on receiving end of hate-tinged vandalism

Air play

The natural history of Bay Area artist Ruth Asawa

Free wi-fi for everyone

EDITORIAL Basic municipal infrastructure — roads, water and sewer pipes, train tracks, airports, that sort of thing — has traditionally been owned and operated...

The Destroy California Initiative

Proposition 90 is being marketed as a way to stop Big Brother from taking your home. It might actually destroy everything that makes California livable

Mural as magnet

Lower Haight artwork has become a target for vandals and a hassle for its keepers

Here comes Miami Beach

A South Florida developer wants to turn the quiet coastal community of Pacifica into a glitzy retreat for the Bay Area's richest residents

Signs of the times

Peace groups fight the city's handbill posting ban — and the one man who works to enforce it in the Mission District