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Why the PG&E settlement is lame

One of the factors that the state regulators took into account when they decided how much PG&E should be fined for the San Bruno...

The 8 Washington-Monterey connection

The guy who wants to build the most expensive condos in San Francisco history on the waterfront is facing a ballot measure that could...

The warriors arena: How are you going to get there?

The Warriors and the all-star lineup of nearly every political consultant in town launched a new public relations offensive this week with the release...

The right wing and armed revolution

Man, I'm getting old. When I was growing up, in the 1960s, and even when I was in college in the 1970s, and when...

Why are the feds cracking down on pot again?

President Obama keeps saying that marijuana isn't a big priority for his administration, and his rogue nutcase of a US Attorney in Northern California...

Why PG&E will never support solar

One of the most important stories on the future of the country's electricity supply has been largely ignored by the major media outlets. My...

Another attack on public-employee unions

Big-business and conservative interests have been trying to years to find a way to undermine the political clout of organized labor, particularly unions like...

Guest opinion: LGBT supporters of Bradley Manning

Editor's note: At least 24 LGBT community leaders and activists have signed on to the following statement in support of Bradley Manning as a...

The most bitter Bradley Manning-Pride piece yet

Lots of people angry about the Pride Committee's decision to fire Bradley Manning as a grand marshal. But the most savage, all-out assault comes...

Facebook’s Keystone Pipeline connection

When people who don't have a lot of experience in politics suddenly start throwing money around, dumb stuff happens. That's what's going on with...

You want scary? We’ve got an eviction map

April 30, 2013
You want to see something frightening on a lovely afternoon? Check out this amazing interactive map of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco put...

Bay to Breakers: Go naked, everyone!

April 30, 2013
I realize security is a serious issue after Boston. And I'm all for public safety. So if the city is going to ban backpacks...

The Google-bus elitism

April 29, 2013
I've been waiting for the Chron's culture columnist Caille Millner to finally write about something interesting, and I got it April 27 when she...

Behind the Gay Pride “Manning-gate”

April 29, 2013
The whole Bradley Manning-Pride fiasco was such a clusterfuck that we’re starting to wonder whether the people who run the giant parade and festival...

Captain Greg Corrales saves the Haight from Demon Weed

April 26, 2013
I'm glad to see the Ex now has the data to show what we all knew was happening: The old Drug Warrior at Park...

The vultures of greed

April 24, 2013
A small but enthusiastic crowd marched through the Castro April 20 to bring some attention to the rash of Ellis Act evictions that are...

The credibility of Twitter

April 24, 2013
The stories on the latest Twitter hack -- which caused the stock market to plunge and wiped out $136 billion in investor value in...

City-owned electricity generation works

April 24, 2013
I remember years ago a loser of a supervisor named Bill Maher tried to make a lame joke in opposition to a public-power measure....

Ammiano’s on a roll

April 24, 2013
Willie Brown, the former mayor and current unregistered lobbyist, has been trying to undermine Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for years. But take a look at...

On 8 Washington, it’s No, No

April 24, 2013
The November ballot may contain not one but two measures addressing super-luxury condos on the waterfront. And that could pose a serious problem for...

Editor’s Notes

What of waterfront contemplation if the Warriors Arena lands on the Embarcadero?

Miranda rights in Boston

April 23, 2013
It’s the age-old dilemma, the stuff of dozens of thrillers and action movies: You’ve captured a guy who knows exactly where a bomb has...

You want to live in Manhattan? Move there.

April 19, 2013
I feel like I've been having this discussion for 30 years, and it still keeps coming back. The latest installment (thanks to sfist for...

Covering the Boston bombing

April 19, 2013
Ever since the horrible, awful bombing at the Boston Marathon, I've been doing what every crazy newshound does and spending far too much time...