August 01, 2016 | 3 Comments
For people on either side of the vaccine debate, you might want to sit yourself down and compose yourself before you read any further. For someone like me who often casts a cynical eye on the devious doings of various organizations, I was not prepared for this one because it involves our children.
July 23, 2016 | No Comments
The growth in college debt is an issue close to the hearts of millions of voters, but for young Americans who came of age in the midst of the recession, it is a problem of towering proportions. For many of the “Millennial” generation, finding meaningful employment to repay staggering student loan debt, has proved a near impossible challenge
July 12, 2016 | No Comments
Although Snowden may have been mentioned in previous works, his story has never been explored in the realm of dramatization. That changes with the release of Oliver Stone’s sure-to-be-controversial film, Snowden.
July 10, 2016 | No Comments
The thin blue line separating citizens from danger seems to have become a solid wall of refusal to acknowledge the sickening consequences of police officers who either are not being well trained or are not being well screened before donning their blues, badges and guns.
July 10, 2016 | No Comments
SFPD’s revised use-of-force policy, among other things, requires officers to use de-escalation techniques to decrease the likelihood of the need to use deadly force.
May 25, 2013 | 3 Comments
As 200,000 people prepare to march against Monsanto today (Saturday), the Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to decide if genetically modified food products should be labeled.
May 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
What happened to the recent Arab Peace Initiative (API) unanimously endorsed by the 22-member Arab League in 2002 at the Beirut Summit of the Arab League? It is time for Israel to accept the API as a basis for peace negotiations.
May 17, 2013 | 1 Comment
At the women’s county jail on Mother’s Day, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced the department’s doula program for pregnant inmates, a humanitarian program which aims to improve family-based services for inmates, formerly incarcerated men and women, and their families.
May 16, 2013 | 3 Comments
If you have ever been to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, there is one thing that you would have noticed for sure. No, I am not talking about the babes and the beads. I am referring to a bunch of guys holding signs like “Repent” and “Trust Jesus, He Hates Sin.” Millions of drunk guys and gals have walked by these sincere advocates, but how many people do you think instantly dropped their shots and accepted Jesus into their hearts?
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May 13, 2013 | 8 Comments
California’s wildfire season began early this year as nearly a dozen fires fueled by record high temperatures and extremely low water levels broke out across the state during the first week of May.
May 02, 2013 | 1 Comment
Earlier this month during Oakland’s monthly First Fridays/Art Murmur event, a candlelit vigil was held by a couple dozen protesters – many wearing T-shirts with the message “Stop Torture CA” – to bring attention to California state prison solitary confinement policies which they say amounts to state-sanctioned torture.
May 01, 2013 | 1 Comment
Evidence of alleged sarin gas use has supposedly come from human tissue samples. A few dozen Syrians are said to have been killed. If true, did Assad forces or the opposition forces use these chemical weapons and why was only a small amount of sarin used?
April 29, 2013 | No Comments
Author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, whose bond with a condemned man inspired the Oscar winning film Dead Man Walking, will speak in San Francisco May 9 in a free, community event presented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office.
April 27, 2013 | 1 Comment
For the residents of Whitethorn, a California community nestled among the coastal redwoods 200 miles north of San Francisco, the impacts of climate change have been a reality for over a decade.
April 20, 2013 | 8 Comments
I was attending a protest against the nudity ban recently. One of many since San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced and passed legislation banning nudity across the city. What was striking about this protest was that there were about 20 protesters and 20 police.
April 20, 2013 | 4 Comments
Failed gun control legislation has again fallen victim to the tyranny of the minority. Legislation strengthening background checks – supported by 90 percent of Americans – has been defeated in the U.S. Senate 54 to 46.
April 13, 2013 | 6 Comments
For those of you suffering severe traffic problems where you live, you might want to know what is evolving in the southern reaches of our state, specifically, in what is sometimes referred to as the Socialist Republic of Santa Monica.
April 09, 2013 | 3 Comments
State Senator Leland Yee has introduced Senate Bill 664 which, if passed, would remove a number of burdensome requirements in Laura’s Law, an assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) program passed by the California Legislature in 1999 and recently extended to December 31, 2017.
March 27, 2013 | No Comments
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. In the case, Jane Roe, a pseudonym for Norma Leah McCorvey brought a class action suit challenging the constitutionality of a Texas criminal abortion law…