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The Never-Ending Campaign

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

We have HOW long until the next presidential election? Some of us just want to say: Give it a rest... but there seems little chance. Recently I rode ...

A Gem of an Ad: Tiffany's Applauds EPA for Action on Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA has done the right thing in intervening to stop the Pebble Mine, and NRDC and its members are committed to continuing our efforts to that end -- however long it takes to achieve it.

The Inequality Debate Heats Up!

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

This debate has played out over the ages in numerous venues. The Bible is filled with warnings about the dangers of wealth and the responsibility to take care of the widow, the orphan and the stranger in the community.

Talking Union

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Media
Lionel Rolfe

Now Bernstein is gone, and the Times apparently has no one left who can or would be allowed to write intelligently about labor. Despite what you might think, Hollywood is not the only economic driver of Los Angeles.

Mid-Market "Cleanup" Not Shifting Homeless Elsewhere

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.17.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

A smart homeless outreach strategy prioritizes outreach workers over far more costly and less productive police.

What's the Big Idea? Debating the Future of a Great Urban Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The current, rather frothy debate about proposed development at Crissy Field in the Presidio at San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which arguably ranks in significance with New York's Central Park and Washington, DC's National Mall, deserves more national attention.

What's Wrong With Today's Newspapers?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 03.03.2014 | Media
Lionel Rolfe

Today's editorial peons slink and scurry about because they know the grim reapers from corporate are drawing up the next list of writers to "trim and prune" in their ever increasing drive for editorial "efficiency."

2013's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In surveying the year in landscape architecture, "aptness," a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems, well, appropria...

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

Friday Fathers and the Return of the Grumpy Columnist

Christopher Caen | Posted 11.21.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Every now and then something happens in the world that enrages me so much that in true Incredible Hulk-like fashion, I transform without any control over the process.

Media Titan's Grandson Dies At 84

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Hearst Corp. board chairman George Randolph Hearst Jr., the oldest grandson of the media titan William Randolph Hearst, died Monday,...

Adrienne Rich: Writing as Social Practice

Michael Roth | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Michael Roth

The great American poet, Adrienne Rich, died this week at her home in Santa Cruz. She was a brave and ardent writer, a gifted teacher and a powerful voice of conscience. There is no one quite like her in American letters.

C.W. Nevius Changes Course, Perpetuates Prejudice Against Bicyclists

Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 03.01.2012 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

Chronicle writer C.W. Nevius can't seem to make up his mind. In July, Nevius penned an ode to the Wiggle, the popular bike path. Unfortunately, Nevius' moment of clarity seems to have been particularly short-lived.

Former Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein Resigns From The Paper For Good

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Former San Francisco Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein has announced his resignation from Hearst Newspapers, the San Francisco Chr...

The Real Dirt on Gavin Newsom's Visit to Half Moon Bay: From Someone Who Was Actually There

Wendy Andary | Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco
Wendy Andary

The bottom line is this: the articles proclaiming "Gavin Newsom Draws Boos by Attacking Democrats" are flat out wrong and misleading.

PHOTOS: Street Art Abstraction At Known Gallery

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

Known Gallery in Los Angeles has been on a roll these past couple years. With its artist base and clientele, it has become an epicenter of graffiti cr...

Review of Jay Feldman's 'Manufacturing Hysteria'

Michael Roth | Posted 11.13.2011 | Books
Michael Roth

Manufacturing Hysteria is a political book, aimed at reminding those dedicated to civil liberties (especially the right to dissent) how fragile our freedoms are and how "close to a police state" we have come over the last century.

Innovations In Space Technology Are Still Key

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

Innovation in space technology is still key to U.S. scientific and economic preeminence; space has been primarily America's frontier for 50 years and should remain so.

Write Here in San Francisco

Sally Fay | Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco
Sally Fay

San Francisco is a writer's town. Songs, poetry and books have been written lustily and lyrically over the years by writers who feel the magnetism of this charismatic city's energy flowing through the tips of their fingers.

Man Accused Of Picasso Theft To Plead Not Guilty

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

SAN FRANCISCO -- The attorney for a New Jersey man accused of snatching a Picasso drawing off the wall of a San Francisco art gallery says his client ...

WATCH: Fight On State Assembly Floor Over 'Sopranos'

Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Life imitated art on the Assembly floor Wednesday when Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine) compared line items in the Democrats' budget plan to somethin...

Blue Shield of Calif. To Return $167 million To Policy Holders

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 08.07.2011 | Los Angeles

One of California's biggest health insurers will cap its earnings and credit some policyholders if it exceeds the limit as part of an emphasis on poli...

Kids' Art Mentor Charged For Child Porn

Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts

Anthony Josef Norris, director of a San Francisco art education nonprofit group, has been charged with possession of child pornography. The City subse...

What to Make of Buster Posey's Injury

Danny Groner | Posted 07.29.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

Posey was knocked out by a home-plate collision this week that resulted in a broken leg that will likely sideline him for the remainder of the season. Here's a roundup of what baseball bloggers and columnists have to say.

If It Quacks Like a Doc

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Bergthold

People seek alternative treatments with no evidence of effectiveness when they are desperate. But not only do these treatments not cure cancer, they can be seriously harmful.