Paul Berens

San Francisco — Hic Manebimus Optime

I treasure San Francisco for its beauty and fog and distinctiveness, while, at the same time, I lament its deterioration1234. What can one do—apart from leaving—but accentuate the positive and vote?

Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach

  1. Gibson, Michael, “San Francisco’s Slow-Motion Suicide”, National Review, Apr. 8, 2019. 

  2. Arroyo, Noah, “65% of San Franciscans say life in the city is worse now than when they moved here”, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep. 13, 2022. 

  3. Moritz, Michael, “Even Democrats Like Me Are Fed Up With San Francisco”, New York Times, Feb. 26, 2023 

  4. Heller, Nathan, “What Happened to San Francisco, Really?”, The New Yorker, Oct. 16, 2023