Some victory laps are expected, and some are not. S.F.'s agreement with the America's Cup organizers is finally going to the full Board of Supervisors next week. Many are relieved, but the manner of this victory lap is particularly odd.
As much as we talk about economic tax breaks, historical districts, and other "drivers" of our economy, the reality is the lifeblood of our future is these kids. Schools like De Marillac anchor a neighborhood in a way that no legislation ever will.
Nothing feels better around this time of year than giving some of yourself to something bigger than you. After all, people say the true meaning of Christmas is rooted in love. With that in mind, I've asked my fellow HuffPost San Franciscans to share their favorite charitable groups in town with me.
Last cold Christmas morning I took a traditional dogwalk through S.F.'s fabled Haight-Ashbury. It was pretty much empty of people on the streets. But left behind were a fair number of unfortunate souls lying in doorways.
Climate talks are moving more slowly than glaciers now. Rather than wait, elected officials and local advocates have taken matters into their own hands. And the newest innovator on the block is the City of Mountain View.
Throughout U.S. history, communities of poor people have left poverty. But none of these successes look like the public and philanthropic approaches we have relied on, nor the gravity-defying "up by your boot-straps" proposition.
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Only 15 miles from downtown SF, Gray Whale Cove is a fiercely wild place devoid of cars, crowds and development. Next year it will be one of 70 California State Parks slated to close its doors due to budgetary shortfalls.
We are beginning to put some of our money to work as far from Wall Street as far can be... that is, near where we live, in things that we understand, things that bring tangible, immediate benefits to our communities.
How do you define beauty? Do you define it through physicality? Through wealth or success? Is it something that radiates from inside the soul? Or is it simply that which inspires us?
A first of its kind in the nation, PHS/SPCA's new Center is literally a life-saving tool. A 57,600 square foot, three-story-tall life-saving tool built to care for animals in need.
What really stood out to me at the Tough Mudder, an 11-mile mountain run peppered with 23 crazy obstacles, was the teamwork. I would not have been able to scale those walls without the encouragement of my team.
It's one thing to be graced with the flattering title of America's Greenest City; it's another to show up and stand with the rest of the world on our generation's most important issue.
In Oakland, California, neighbors are organizing block by block to improve schools and make our communities safer. We're taking the fight for better communities to some of the most difficult neighborhoods -- and we are making progress.
After losing my mother to breast cancer 9 years ago, I vowed to keep her memory alive. This is what motivated me as I set out last Saturday to conquer 40 miles of Bay Area terrain.
You might already know that the Dining Room at St. Anthony's serves 2,700-3,000 people every day, but they also house a great computer lab that helps bridge the digital divide for homeless and low-income residents of the Tenderloin.