I accept the dictionary definition of native but asking who is a native is really not the question. San Francisco natives have become heroes, villains, good people, bad people, and ordinary people. San Franciscans, however, have a state of mind with which I always associate. I'm glad for the natives and others who have made San Franciscans special. I'm proud to be a San Franciscan. Although I am a San Francisco native and child of San Francisco natives, my four grandparents, all born abroad, were proud to have considered themselves San Franciscans. Thus, I take more pride in being a San Franciscan than in being a native over which I had no control.