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PHOTOS: The One Open House You Can't Miss

| Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Home + Design. By Philip Ferrato Like last week, this weekend's most interesting open house in t...

California Republicans in Crisis: Another Big Shoe Drops

William Bradley | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Another big shoe dropped Wednesday in the ongoing crisis of the California Republican Party. One of its young rising stars, state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, dropped his party registration to become an independent.

Mirkarimi Challenges His Suspension

AP | By MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on Tuesday formally challenged his suspension as he faces a misconduct charge stemming from a do...

Friday Fantasy

Christopher Caen | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
Christopher Caen

Every journalist has their Holy Grail. And ever since this whole Mirkarimi saga started, I have wanted to bust it wide open, and uncover what everyone was quietly talking about.

California Republicans Have Only Themselves to Blame

William Bradley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

There's a lot of hissing and moaning on the right in California, and among some avowedly middle-of-the-road pundits, about Governor Jerry Brown's compromise with a left-labor coalition on his November revenue initiative.

Our Daily Bread... Learning to Earn

Mary Rose | Posted 05.21.2012 | San Francisco
Mary Rose

Some Bay Area organizations are transforming lives by putting food on the table in a meaningful way, creating professional food training programs for low-income people so they can earn a living in the food service industry.

No Real Losers In The Peyton Manning Chase

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 03.18.2012 | Sports

-- The slightest clue that he is in town draws curious onlookers to airports and practice fields. Reporters stake him out, and television helicopters...

Friday Fielders

Christopher Caen | Posted 05.16.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

After what has seemed like the longest spring training in history, opening day is finally here. Nope, I'm not talking about baseball. I am talking about our sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi, and finally we can get this whole trial underway.

Jerry Brown Deals Away Trouble on the Left

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown has dealt away some potential problems on the left to strengthen his chances of passing a revenue initiative in November.

PHOTOS: The Four Best Open Houses This Weekend

| Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Home + Design. By Philip Ferrato Last week we had a look at properties in lower Marin County. Ac...

Jerry Brown Makes Some Splashy Moves

William Bradley | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Some imagine that Brown is at last embracing the way of his father, the legendary late Governor Pat Brown, widely credited as the builder of modern California, in developing what might be called an Edifice Complex. But that's not quite it.

PHOTOS: The Four Best Open Houses On The Market This Weekend

| Philip Ferrato | Posted 05.01.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Home + Design, by Philip Ferrato There's a lot of good Mid-Century architecture in the suburbs arou...

Friday Frustration: Pier 29 Hung Out to Dry

Christopher Caen | Posted 04.25.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

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.

Obama's California Gold Rush: Eclipsing the Empire State

William Bradley | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

California was always likely to play a substantially bigger role in Obama's fundraising than New York. The Golden State's economy is much bigger than the Empire State's. And Wall Street simply can't be catered to the way it would clearly like to be, not by any Democratic president.

Friday Future

Christopher Caen | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

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.

SoMa Author Kemble Scott Brings His Edgy, Hyperlocal Stories to Magnet Book Club

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 04.17.2012 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

The outdoor orgies of yesteryear have been replaced by outdoor patio furniture stores, but luckily the gritty South of Market spirit has been cleverly captured by Kemble Scott in SoMa.

Friday Friends: The New Good Old Days

Christopher Caen | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

If there is one thing we San Franciscans love talking about, it's those hallowed days of yore. It makes me wonder: Did those people back then think they were in the good old days?

Friday Father: San Francisco at a Crossroads

Christopher Caen | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

What does it mean to be a native San Franciscan? Such an easy question, and yet I was unable to get my arms around it.

Friday Followers: Mayor Lee Needs to Take the Lead

Christopher Caen | Posted 03.28.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Having fun yet Mister Mayor? Somewhere along the line, you must have realized that there is no grace period for this job. And worse, that there is no place to hide.

Is San Francisco Becoming San FranciscoWorld?

Christopher Caen | Posted 03.21.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

The Gold Dust Lounge is one of the venerable old watering holes downtown, which used to be littered with them. Now, like many other cities, downtown is turning into a glorified mall, and the saloon is being forced out for yet another clothing store.

Gunman Escapes After Shooting At Undercover Cop | Posted 01.19.2012 | San Francisco

A man who opened fire at a San Leandro police officer Wednesday during an undercover drug investigation evaded police after a lengthy, dangerous chase...

Friday Finish: Sheriff Mirkarimi Indicted

Christopher Caen | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Besides this being the possible end to a progressive golden boy, could this also be a Waterloo for the progressive movement in San Francisco?

Friday Footsteps: San Francisco Nostalgia

Christopher Caen | Posted 03.07.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Any New Year's run through San Francisco is going to be as much a run into the past as a run into the future.

Friday Fettle

Christopher Caen | Posted 02.26.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

December 23 - Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town... well, actually it's the night before the night before Christmas, and all th...

Friday's Knock Off: Occupy S.F. Drowns Out Dialogue

Christopher Caen | Posted 02.15.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Much like my guiding light, Britney, oops, I did it again. I truly, honestly was not going to write any more about Occupy. Nope, I was going to focus on our little town at the edge of the world.