• Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    News Story on Homeless Chess Player Helps Him Find Shelter

    Clearly, newspapers are good for something other than lining your bird's cage. Just ask Marvin Boykins, the stalwart San Francisco chess player whose broad smile graced the doorsteps of thousands of residents three weeks ago, when he was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Katy Tang -- the Safe and Obvious Choice -- Tabbed to Succeed Supervisor Carmen Chu

    In his own way, Mayor Ed Lee is a bit like Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz. After a couple of disastrous political appointments, he opted to stick to his own backyard, appointing Supervisor Carmen Chu to replace Phil Ting as Assessor-Recorder -- and, today, appointing Chu aide Katy Tang to succee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Elizabeth Lee Granted Six Month Stay Of Deportation

    She Can Stay!​Just yesterday Elizabeth Lee ,18,  was facing deportation in two weeks absent some miracle or legal wrangling by her attorneys. But officials from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency informed her lawyers this morning that they would grant Lee and her family at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    DREAM Act Debacle: Lowell High School Grad Set For Deportation

    Melissa Lee works the cameras​Congress failed again last month to corral the needed votes to put the DREAM Act back on the table -- and the fallout looks something like this: Eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Lee was on a successful trajectory; she had graduated from Lowell High School - the city's mos ... More >>

  • Film

    May 20, 2009
  • News

    April 8, 2009
  • Summer Guide

    June 28, 2006

    Get Inside!

    Your forecast of the summer's top movies

  • Culture

    May 10, 2006
  • Culture

    May 3, 2006


    The director keeps things brisk, but there's no consistent tone

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    A Study in Size

    Three years ago, San Francisco launched an experiment with a new kind of school. It worked. So why isn't the district pursuing it?

  • News

    July 9, 2003

    Of Love and Natalise

    She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.

    Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.

  • Film

    August 7, 2002
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001

    Best Poke in the Eye

    Dr. Rochelle Slamovich

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    Go Crazy

    To its obsessed fans, Go isn't just a board game. It's a way of life, a key to building better computers, and maybe even the savior of American education.

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from January 17, 2001

  • News

    January 10, 2001

    Class Struggle

    New school superintendent Arlene Ackerman has fostered educational excellence -- and ignited political firestorms. Her first major initiative? A significant shift in funding, from wealthier to poorer schools, being planned behind closed doors.

  • Dining

    December 27, 2000

    Save the Wrapping Paper

    Glow; Bacar; Bliss Bar

  • News

    October 11, 2000

    Hard Lessons

    Students without textbooks. Crumbling facilities. Rats. Spending time at Balboa High School can be a real education.

  • Calendar

    May 12, 1999
  • Calendar

    January 13, 1999
  • News

    December 10, 1997

    Three Hours on a Saturday Morning

    UC may drop the flawed SAT as an admission requirement. But are the other options any better?

  • News

    April 9, 1997

    Un-Welcome to Mr. Roberts' Neighborhood

    The Chans were set to build a nice, simple home on their own property. Then Chronicle honcho Jerry Roberts and his relentless wife moved next door. Suddenly, everything became very complicated and very nasty.

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Bus to Nowhere

    Why San Francisco's Byzantine school desegregation program systematically fails the children it was designed to help

  • Calendar

    November 13, 1996
  • News

    November 15, 1995

    They Might Be Giants

    The Lowell girls' varsity has made it to the city championship game 10 times in the last 13 years. Credit Coach Jim Thomas and the temerity of his tiny but talented teams.

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