When Larry Murphy runs across the name of a deceased friend or loved one in an address book, he's no more inclined to delete than to erase their memory.
Can The Tech Boom Help SF Arts?
The San Francisco tech boom has stressed the health of its arts scene, but Adam Shalleck hopes tech can be part of the solution.
Keeping up my Mien Heritage
Kasey Saeturn struggles to maintain the language and tradition of her Lao immigrant family while pursuing her American Dream.
I Make the Call
It isn't easy for a 14-year-old junior soccer ref to upset competitive parents with a tough call, but Austin Patel has learned to trust himself.
Cable Car Commute
San Francisco's iconic cable cars aren't just for tourists. They also serve commuters like Joe Epstein.
Thinking Like a Kid
He's a father and a successful professional, but Evan Sagerman still thinks like a kid and that's a wonderful thing.
Michael Ellis considers one of the most common and beautiful flowers on California hillsides: lupines.
Richard Swerdlow thinks there are better things to do with his precious weekends than chores and errands.
An incident in a San Francisco restaurant prompts Harris Bostic to consider the nature of racism today and how to respond to it.
The Power of a Smile
Les Bloch isn't a smiley face kind of guy. So he decided to give it a try. My, how things changed.
New Generation of AIDS Activists
Austin Padilla is too young to have lived through the worst of the AIDS epidemic. But he's dedicated to stopping it now.
Their College Isn't Theirs
Clarence Wong says Asian and other non-traditional alumni don't feel as connected to elite schools as their white counterparts.
War on Ecocide
Carol Arnold normally doesn't espouse war. But a war on killing the planet sounds like a good idea to her.
A Healthy Respect for Wildness
Millions visit West Marin's wild beauty every year. And Cleary Vaughan-Lee says too often they discount its danger.
As baseball opens its new season, Dick Meister says a California bill would shut down one of the game's worst habits.
The Transgender Bathroom
Clyde Wadsworth looks at a new battleground for sexual minorities: which bathroom should be used by transgendered people.
The Myth of Return
Like many immigrants, Sapna Singh had every intention of returning to her country. And like them, she probably won't.
Becoming a Moderate Drinker
Paul Staley drank too much. But AA wasn't right for him. Learning a new relationship with alcohol was.
Attorney Cory Isaacson finds the system that expels students for disciplinary reasons too much like an adult criminal court.
Kirsten Smith is taking a year off to explore the world, determined to travel as unencumbered as possible.
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