News & Politics

Primarying Pelosi

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“Who?” “Agatha Bacelar, she’s primarying Nancy Pelosi. You want to write about her?” I take the assignment and find myself at some cocktail-party-type deal at an apartment I couldn’t afford if I robbed a pharaoh. After briefly saying hello and exchanging info, Bacelar texts me a few days later that she’s having a campaign kickoff at her apartment in the Mission and I should show. Alright. I’ve never been to a longshot’s political kickoff.

Inkblots, Riddles, and Rabbit Holes: The Zodiac Killer Murders Turn 50.

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Ten years ago the San Francisco Examiner slugged one of their Friday morning editions with the blaring front page headline: "Zodiac Killer to Be Named." That was no small statement in a city that once...

From the White House to the Coffee House

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As we scroll our newsfeeds on MUNI, leaf through mindfulness magazines at Rainbow, or march down Market Street in protest, we feel a persistent tug at our psyches, like the LED notifications flashing on our phones. What are we doing to make a difference in the world?

San Francisco’s Iconic Illustrated Man

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I head north and inland, beyond the bay, past towns with names like Cloverdale and Boonville. It’s an idyllic drive in early spring: meandering green hillsides dotted with vineyards and cattle. My surroundings as I approach Ukiah evoke a fertile, verdant California-past, connected to San Francisco by the 101 and not much else. Entering Ukiah, I navigate a grid of residential streets and pull up to an unassuming white house with baby-blue window trim...

Geo-Ethnicities

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A look at racial inequality in the Bay Area using choropleth maps.