About a month ago I invited Gavin Newsom to the movies through his campaign spokesman, John Shanley. The invitation didn't get anywhere, but I'm... More >>
Because my deadline required writing this column last week, I had no way of knowing how Tuesday's mayoral election turned out. But I had a dream.... More >>
Over the past two decades, Vancouver, British Columbia, has become famous for an urban-design experiment. Planners there drafted strict... More >>
As the son of preachers, I've always fancied great oratory. I'm also a fan of Biblically proportioned drama. So I felt quite content as I... More >>
News reports were correct: On Nov. 4, 2003, 111 Minna was the heppest, grooviest, raddest spot this side of Amsterdam.
There were so many... More >>
I wasn't present last month when Sunset neighborhood political broker Julie Lee and her dutiful son, Andrew, entered the office of Supervisor... More >>
Dozens of cadavers lie piled in the rutted grass. One body stirs. Then another. Several push their torsos from the mud. It's unclear whether... More >>
Seven years ago Regi Harvey decided to clean house -- for good.
"People would come over to my house on a Friday night, and I got tired of the... More >>
Though the pageant of the recall race that ended Tuesday was wildly entertaining, it also represented a quandary for public-service-oriented... More >>
A month or so ago I found myself in a North Beach eatery sharing drinks with charming and talented Chronicle food columnist GraceAnn Walden and... More >>
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