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San Francisco

  1. getting around
    A Postcard From Driverless San FranciscoUnexplained stops. Incensed firefighters. Cars named Oregano. The robotaxis are officially here.
  2. twitter
    Twitter’s New X Is Officially a Bad SignNeighbors and city building inspectors were not thrilled about Elon Musk’s giant new strobe light atop X-Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.
  3. the city politic
    London Breed and Eric Adams Built Their Own Doom LoopBoth mayors may end up paying a price for telling voters that crime was worse in their cities than it actually was.
  4. crime
    The San Francisco Tech-Exec Killing Isn’t What It SeemedAn arrest made in Bob Lee’s murder indicates that the killing likely wasn’t random.
  5. the national interest
    Chesa Boudin and the Debacle of Urban Left-wing PoliticsThe left and the center-left fight it out in the cities.
  6. early and often
    The Backlash Has Begun in CaliforniaSan Francisco recalls its progressive DA and Los Angeles powers an ex-Republican into contention for mayor.
  7. early and often
    Chesa Boudin and the Limits of San Francisco LiberalismIf Chesa Boudin is recalled, it will be because his city has never been its left-wing caricature.
  8. politics
    San Francisco School-Board Fallout Will Spread Far Beyond CityWhile the ouster of three school-board members was driven by local issues, the landslide vote has broader implications for schools and progressives.
  9. politics
    London Breed Is Sick of the ‘Bulls*t That Has Destroyed’ San FranciscoThe San Francisco mayor didn’t mince words when announcing a program to reduce drug overdoses and street crime in the Tenderloin this week.
  10. california
    Chesa Boudin Is Going to Face a Recall Election in JuneThe progressive San Francisco district attorney is the latest California political figure to face an expensive recall effort.
  11. covid-19
    San Francisco Mayor Defends Going Maskless at ClubLondon Breed was seen singing and dancing without a mask on at the city’s Black Cat nightclub last week.
  12. the inside game
    ‘A Complete Perversion of Our Democracy’Gavin Newsom may yet win California’s recall election. But how did it get this close?
  13. politics
    Everyone in San Francisco Has Something to Say About ChesaChesa Boudin is the nation’s most progressive prosecutor in one of the country’s most liberal cities. Now, many residents are trying to throw him out.
  14. cityscape
    A Transit Hub for an All-Corporate San Francisco FutureA public project that almost feels privatized.
  15. criminal justice
    Chesa Boudin’s Challenge to San Francisco — and AmericaWhat happens when a district attorney candidate promises to upend what the criminal-justice system was designed to do?
  16. the top line
    Instead of Juul, San Francisco Should Have Banned CigarettesOr gotten ahead of the vaping more effectively by piloting an effective age-restriction regime.
  17. 2018 midterms
    Dave Brat Takes Pelosi-Bashing to Its Apotheosis Against Anti-Pelosi OpponentDemocrat Abigail Spanberger had to remind her Republican opponent of her name after he mentioned Pelosi 21 times in a debate.
  18. A CA Bill to Encourage High-Density Development Near Transit Dies. For Now.An ambitious bill to force local governments to allow high-density housing near transit stops aroused a huge debate — and too much opposition.
  19. Get Ready for More Pelosi and San Francisco–Bashing by House GOP CandidatesTying her opponent to culture-war boogeymen helped Karen Handel turn out conservatives in Georgia. There will be copycats.
  20. Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, Dies Suddenly at Age 65Lee was the city’s first Asian-American mayor.
  21. select all
    San Francisco Ponders a Robot That Collects Used SyringesCould new regulations stifle the invention of a drug Roomba?
  22. Trump Is Angry After Acquittal in Killing of ‘Beautiful’ Kate SteinleThe verdict is “disgraceful,” Trump tweeted.
  23. Heading Into Stretch in Georgia Special Election, Money No Problem for OssoffNor is it for his Republican rival in what is already the most expensive House race in U.S. history.
  24. Republicans Must Think Georgians Really Hate San FranciscoAn effort by the GOP to tie Jon Ossoff to Nancy Pelosi may be too clever by half in evoking the City by the Bay.
  25. San Francisco Brings Back Free CollegeFunds from a new tax on pricey real-estate sales are being used to eliminate tuition for city residents at the City College of San Francisco.
  26. San Francisco Police Chief Resigns After 3rd Fatal Police Shooting in 6 MonthsPolice Chief Greg Suhr stepped down at the mayor’s request.
  27. Like You, San Francisco BART Gets Dark and Existential on Twitter Late at Night“This is our reality.”
  28. the sports section
    San Franciscans Won’t Stop Vandalizing Super Bowl 50 SculpturesThe game will be played in the Bay Area next week, and locals are messing with the sculptures designed to promote it.
  29. San Francisco Park Gets First Open-Air UrinalMust be nice.
  30. Airbnb’s Passive-Aggressive Ads Backfire in San FranciscoDear Airbnb, stop being such entitled tech-douches. Love, San Francisco.
  31. The High Cost of Expensive TownhousesHow building restrictions in New York and San Francisco are strangling the whole economy.
  32. San Francisco Church Dumps Water on Homeless While They SleepSaint Mary’s Cathedral, the main church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has a new watering system designed to keep the homeless off its steps. 
  33. horrifying things
    Body Parts Found in Suitcase on San Francisco SidewalkWith more scattered over a three-block radius.
  34. bicoastal explainers
    12 San Francisco Tech Obsessions That New Yorkers Haven’t Discovered YetA primer on the future.
  35. San Francisco’s Hunters Point: A Wasteland Repaved“It’s like some people are still trapped in time as the scenery is changing.”
  36. is san francisco new york?
    The Castro: San Francisco’s Public Nudity Ban“For many, many years, we were totally fine in the city without any kind of ban on public nudity.”
  37. is san francisco new york?
    San Francisco’s South Park: The VC Appeal of Extremely Fancy CoffeeThey don’t see how anyone wouldn’t want to drink what they want to drink.
  38. is san francisco new york?
    San Francisco’s Financial District: Social Club as Self-Satire“We call our club the Battery. It is not the ‘Battery Club’ or shortened to just ‘Battery.’ ”
  39. office decor
    Twitter Bought Some Very Old Log Cabins to Use As Employee Dining RoomsBecause why not?
  40. glassholes
    Google Glass ‘Attack Victim’ Says She Experienced a Hate CrimeNow you wear your class divide on your face.
  41. white men with money
    Perkins Compares San Francisco to Nazi GermanyTom Perkins is worried about a “progressive Kristallnacht.”
  42. curmudgeonly feelings
    Batkid Cost San Francisco $105,000Was it worth it?
  43. nice things
    President Obama and Ted Cruz Agree: The Batkid Thing Is NiceA child with leukemia has the best day of his life.
  44. things that are scary
    A Wildfire Could Take San Francisco Off the GridGovernor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency.
  45. local news news
    Heads Have Finally Rolled at KTVU Over Those Fake Pilot NamesAn NTSB intern couldn’t be the only one fired.
  46. scary things
    San Francisco Plane Crash Investigation Begins [Updated] As the two teenagers killed in the wreck are identified.
  47. scary things
    Plane Crashes While Landing at San Francisco Airport [Updated]Passengers are still being evacuated.
  48. stand clear of the closing doors
    The Hero Who Fought Crazy Naked Subway Acrobat“I’m thinking of my mom, my sister, my wife and ladies in my church.”
  49. stand clear of the closing doors
    Video: Crazy Naked Man in San Francisco SubwayWarning: Like we said, it’s a naked man. 
  50. shifting momentum
    San Francisco Building Occupied During Occupy Wall Street Day of ActionAlso: marches in New York City, Boston, Oakland.
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