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parting shots - sfgate

opinion updated 7:18 pm, friday, february 16, 2018 good weekbad weekpyeongchangolympicsit’s up and running with gold-medal performances, poignant and gallant efforts that fall short, and even a dash of north-south diplomatic drama.happymealsmcdonald’s puts them on a diet: it won’t list cheeseburgers or chocolate milk on the popular combo’s menu. what’s next: no toys? recall mayor mccheese?marveldirector ryan coogler’s “black panther” opens to good reviews and robust ticket sales. the superhero world expands.knbrradio station boots host patrick connor (known as “p-con”) after his lewd comments about 17-year-old gold medal snowboarder chloe kim.californiainstitute forregenerativemedicinestate receives its first royalty check from its multibillion-dollar investmen...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: gerald herbert, associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1nutria, which can grow to be 20 pounds, are incredibly destructive.nutria, which can grow to be 20 pounds, are incredibly destructive. photo: gerald herbert, associated press what’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. sf safe injection sites expected to be first in nation, open around july 12. 49ers’ foster arrested; domestic violence suspectednow playing: garoppolo on first 49ers’ start media: videolicious 3. with bart ridership down, and complaints up, agency promises new cleanup4. tesla model 3 review: was it worth the wait?5. state earns first ro...





opinion: how mueller's potential questioning of trump is likely to play out

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giant rodents invading state - sfgate

published 7:25 pm, thursday, february 15, 2018 photo: gerald herbert, associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1nutria, which can grow to be 20 pounds, are incredibly destructive.nutria, which can grow to be 20 pounds, are incredibly destructive. photo: gerald herbert, associated press giant rodents invading state1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. sf safe injection sites expected to be first in nation, open around july 12. 49ers’ foster arrested; domestic violence suspectednow playing: garoppolo on first 49ers’ start media: videolicious 3. with bart ridership down, and complaints up, agency promises new clea...





time to face reality: we need another bay bridge

photo: noah berger, special to the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1traffic on the current bay bridge — already a chronic headache for commuters — will increase in proportion to the region’s population: another projected 21 percent by the year 2040.traffic on the current bay bridge — already a chronic headache for commuters — will increase in proportion to the region’s population: another projected 21 percent by the year 2040. photo: noah berger, special to the chronicle time to face reality: we need another bay bridge1 / 1back to gallerywith the terrible condition of bay area traffic, we need an additional bay bridge. let us consider the statistics: since 1990, the region’s population has increased by 27.5 percent to 7.68 million today. it is projected ...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: paul chinn, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photocar break-ins are a frustration for police, residents and visitors alike.car break-ins are a frustration for police, residents and visitors alike. photo: paul chinn, the chronicle buy this photowhat’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. green card backlog puts lives in, on the line2. sf safe injection sites expected to be first in nation, open around july 1now playing: when marvin retired from the u.s. air force in the early 1980s, he and his wife maureen settled in hampton roads, because they had family here. they fit in well. as fighter jet sounds invade the...





time to face reality: we need another bay bridge

photo: noah berger, special to the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1traffic on the current bay bridge — already a chronic headache for commuters — will increase in proportion to the region’s population: another projected 21 percent by the year 2040.traffic on the current bay bridge — already a chronic headache for commuters — will increase in proportion to the region’s population: another projected 21 percent by the year 2040. photo: noah berger, special to the chronicle time to face reality: we need another bay bridge1 / 1back to gallerywith the terrible condition of bay area traffic, we need an additional bay bridge. let us consider the statistics: since 1990, the region’s population has increased by 27.5 percent to 7.68 million today. it is projected ...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: paul chinn, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photocar break-ins are a frustration for police, residents and visitors alike.car break-ins are a frustration for police, residents and visitors alike. photo: paul chinn, the chronicle buy this photowhat’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. green card backlog puts lives in, on the line2. sf safe injection sites expected to be first in nation, open around july 1now playing: when marvin retired from the u.s. air force in the early 1980s, he and his wife maureen settled in hampton roads, because they had family here. they fit in well. as fighter jet sounds invade the...





time to face reality: we need another bay bridge

photo: noah berger, special to the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1traffic on the current bay bridge — already a chronic headache for commuters — will increase in proportion to the region’s population: another projected 21 percent by the year 2040.traffic on the current bay bridge — already a chronic headache for commuters — will increase in proportion to the region’s population: another projected 21 percent by the year 2040. photo: noah berger, special to the chronicle time to face reality: we need another bay bridge1 / 1back to gallerywith the terrible condition of bay area traffic, we need an additional bay bridge. let us consider the statistics: since 1990, the region’s population has increased by 27.5 percent to 7.68 million today. it is projected ...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: michael macor, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photomark farrell, previously a supervisor, has been named s.f.’s interim mayor.mark farrell, previously a supervisor, has been named s.f.’s interim mayor. photo: michael macor, the chronicle buy this photowhat’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. sf board of supervisors names farrell interim mayor — breed voted down2. california rolls out new driver’s licenses, and those who fly will want themnow playing: a long-line of people are entering public comment at san francisco city hall tuesday, six weeks after mayor ed lee unexpectedly passed. they are eith...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: justin sullivan image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a partially eclipsed super blue blood moon behind the golden gate bridge.a partially eclipsed super blue blood moon behind the golden gate bridge. photo: justin sullivan what’s hot1 / 1back to galleryarticles and photo collections on sfgate.com and sfchronicle.com that got the most visits in the week that ended thursday at 10 a.m.:sfchronicle.com1. knight: sf tourist industry struggles to explain street misery to horrified visitors2. prepare for a rare celestial trifecta: super blue blood moonnow playing: when marvin retired from the u.s. air force in the early 1980s, he and his wife maureen settled in hampton roads, because they had family here. they fit in well. as fighter jet sounds invade the ears, maureen burger loo...





these 14 political cartoons perfectly sum up this year's holiday season

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what’s hot - sfgate

photo: sam wolson, special to the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1charlie hallowell is leaving his res tau rants amid harassment allegations.charlie hallowell is leaving his res tau rants amid harassment allegations. photo: sam wolson, special to the chronicle what’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. pender: should you prepay your state income and property taxes?2. a dream deported: parents who built lives in u.s. separated from children3. famed oakland chef steps down amid claims of sexual harassment4. tesla starts model 3 deliveries to non-employees5. a little hope for a homeless solution: tiny housing units sprout in ...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: jason henry, nyt image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1the new salesforce tower looms behind the painted ladies.the new salesforce tower looms behind the painted ladies. photo: jason henry, nyt what’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. tom tolbert on life after heart surgery: new perspective, same old humor2. flu deaths up in california amid concern over vaccine3. new sf neighborhood takes shape in the shadow of salesforce tower4. opinion: so long, san francisco: the driving is what made me hit the road5. ex-patriots lb on trading garoppolo to 49ers: ‘i think that was a mistake’sfgate.com1. new era opens in california with fir...





opinion: how mueller's potential questioning of trump is likely to play out

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what’s hot - sfgate

photo: marcio jose sanchez, associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1jon gruden was introduced as the oakland raiders’ new head coach.jon gruden was introduced as the oakland raiders’ new head coach. photo: marcio jose sanchez, associated press what’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. four barrel coffee founder accused of sexual assault and harassment2. the french laundry has successfully reinvented itself3. m&r: pelosi's son hobnobs with the trumps at mar-a-lago4. the 52 california wineries you need to visit in 20185. homes in sf, some historic, illegally demolished by developerssfgate.com1. early-morning 4.4 berkele...





quotes of the week - sfgate

photo: scott olson, getty images image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1kyle stephens gives an impact state ment at a former doctor’s sentencing.kyle stephens gives an impact state ment at a former doctor’s sentencing. photo: scott olson, getty images quotes of the week1 / 1back to gallery“little girls don't stay little forever. they grow into strong women that returnto destroy your world.”gymnast kyle stephens, denouncing larry nassar, a sports doctor convictedof abusing dozens of young athletes“it is a testament to thecondition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spokenby josef stalin to describe his enemies.”sen. jeff flake, an arizona republican, denouncing president trump’s attackson the media“i’ll lose a million dollarsin a day, and ...





editorial: trump’s true art isn’t the deal

photo: manuel balce ceneta, ap image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1president donald trumppresident donald trump photo: manuel balce ceneta, ap editorial: trump’s true art isn’t the deal1 / 1back to gallerythe open secret to president trump’s success, besides some timely help from his dad, is his preternatural lack of interest in the accuracy of anything that comes out of his mouth. his supposed eagerness to chat with the man investigating him is a case in point.trump’s lawyers reportedly have been negotiating a possible questioning by special counsel robert mueller for weeks — not a typical prelude to a conversation one can’t wait to have. and yet trump told reporters wednesday that he isn’t just willing to talk to mueller under oath but “would love to ... as soon ...





trump threatens to roll back auto fuel standards

photo: pablo martinez monsivais, associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1president donald trump, with epa adminis trator scott pruitt (third from left) and vice president mike pence (right), signs an executive order on energy at a march 2017 ceremony.president donald trump, with epa adminis trator scott pruitt (third from left) and vice president mike pence (right), signs an executive order on energy at a march 2017 ceremony. photo: pablo martinez monsivais, associated press trump threatens to roll back auto fuel standards1 / 1back to gallerycar manufacturers are on track to raise fuel economy standards for new vehicles to more than 50 mpg by 2025, cutting auto emissions in half and saving consumers a lot of money at the pump.the trump administration could now roll ba...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: michael macor, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photomark farrell, previously a supervisor, has been named s.f.’s interim mayor.mark farrell, previously a supervisor, has been named s.f.’s interim mayor. photo: michael macor, the chronicle buy this photowhat’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. sf board of supervisors names farrell interim mayor — breed voted down2. california rolls out new driver’s licenses, and those who fly will want them3. managers quit oakland restaurant where owner is accused of harassment4. women say sf driving instructor harassed, groped them as teens5. killion: roger federer...