Spotlight on Three Artists Showing at SF Open Studios

The four-weekend-long San Francisco Open Studios (SFOS), presented by ArtSpan, is celebrating its 48th year with a welcomed return to in-person showcases after a couple of years of SFOS events were truncated due to the pandemic. The final weekend, Nov. 12-13, will be centered in the Richmond District with more than a dozen artists participating, each with a unique approach to creating and presenting their art to the public with no buffers. 

Commentary: Jeffrey Tumlin

In June, Proposition A, the Muni Reliability and Street Safety Bond, lost by just one and a half percentage points. As former San Francisco District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer wrote in these pages back in July, it was a “wake up call” for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). I agree with her. Moments like this are a good time to reflect on and adjust our approach.

Assembly: Phil Ting

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has begun to process the next group of Californians eligible for inflation relief payments, called the Middle-Class Tax Refunds. From now through mid-January, debit cards are being mailed out to help residents fight global inflation. These one-time payments are part of the $9.5 billion tax refunds going to most Californians.