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Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll ’67: The Bad End of the Summer of Love

Paul McCartney visited the Haight in May 1967 to spin a copy…

Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll ’67: Prostitution, Overdoses, and STDs

“Haight Street was not a good place to be,” Mitch Maycox, a…

Reimagining (Tiny) Vacant Lots

In between the city’s bustling freeways and the houses and businesses that…

Portola’s Pronunciation Quandary

San Francisco is no stranger to two things: odd pronunciations and neighborhood…

Neon Revival: Portola’s Avenue Theater Returns

Stroll through any neighborhood in San Francisco, and you’d be hard-pressed not…

McLaren Park Wants to Step Out of Golden Gate Park’s Shadow

San Francisco has many seldom-visited green spaces. Who among us has spent…

Urban Agriculture or More Housing?

On a quiet corner of Portola, just down the steep embankment of…

Are the Republicans Simply Too Incompetent to Be Evil?

For all the fetishization of a both-sides-do-it approach to political analysis, the…

How much more of an “F.U.” can Californians Send the Republican party?

Just how liberal is California? It’s the home state of Amanda Chantal…

The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for America’s Near Future

Once upon a time, America executed citizens for sharing intelligence with the…