All around the world, popular museums are situated in public parks with wonderful results for both the museums and the parks.
But here in San Francisco, the venerable de Young Museum is waging an intense and irrational battle to prevent more San Francisco families and visitors from enjoying Golden Gate Park even at the expense of its own reputation and financial well-being. Read more »
Don Barsuglia worried security was deteriorating at the SoMa public housing complex where he's lived for about eight years after he watched a body drop past his ninth-floor balcony window late one evening.
A would-be thief had climbed over the 10th-floor balcony during an escape attempt after stealing a few thousand dollars from another resident in Clementina Towers, located close to Sixth Street between Howard and Folsom. Read more »
EDITORIAL There's really only one way to look at Mayor Gavin Newsom's response to Saturday road closures in Golden Gate Park: the fix has been in from the start. The mayor is willing to discard his own evidence, break his word, ignore the obvious facts, and damage his environmental credentials but he won't risk offending the rich society swells who run the de Young museum.
It's been 40 years since the city began shutting down a stretch of JFK Drive to cars on Sundays, and by any account it's one of the most popular regular programs in the city. Read more »
I am not taking sides yet in the Carole MigdenMark Leno race; the election is still a blessed 14 months away. But I think that at this point I can stake out a clear position against calling one of the candidates a "kiddie porn king."
31 Iraqi civilians were killed yesterday as a part of the violence targeting Shiite religious pilgrims, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. This week’s toll for Shiite religious pilgrims is 220.
OPINION Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. is a holding company whose only property is Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a regulated utility. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) exercises little regulatory oversight over PG&E Corp. Oversight by federal authorities has been curbed by recent legislation, which abolished most of the consumer protections of the New Deal's Public Utilities Holding Company Act. To protect ratepayers and stockholders, PG&E Corp. Read more »