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Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco

Posted December 22, 2015 by

On the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, four new books uncover the real grit of San Francisco and its neighborhoods. My new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco, begins
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To the Editor…

Posted December 17, 2015 by

Subject: California Invented Christmas? The Christmas story must be read as humor and fantasy. Evidently the humorist has never read any books about “the historical Jesus”. Otherwise he would realize that December 25 has nothing to do with the birthday
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 17, 2015 by

Subject: All Good Things… 2015 Reviewed Hi, Good article, but how about reviewing the BLUES!  We have an internationally recognized blues club in San Francisco – Biscuits & Blues.  Owned by an Asian American, Steven Suen who is doing a
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San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

Posted December 17, 2015 by

In the past two decades, San Francisco politics has seen five very politically significant years: In 1995, Willie Brown’s rescued the city from the far too conservative accidental mayor Frank Jordan; In 2000, district elections brought grassroots progressives like Chris
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Poll Shows Pension Ballot Measures in Trouble

Posted December 17, 2015 by Dan Braun & Bill Raden

A pair of potential ballot initiatives written to overhaul California’s public pensions could face a rough road, according to a new poll. The results from a Capital & Main-David Binder Research poll of 500 likely voters shows that if the
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How California Invented Christmas

Posted December 17, 2015 by Joe Mathews

Do the good citizens of New Orleans skip town during Mardi Gras? Do proper New Englanders take tropical cruises when their trees display their most glorious fall colors? Would New Yorkers dare sneak out of Times Square 10 minutes before
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