November 28, 2016 | No Comments
Under Castro, Cuba improved significantly in education, medical care, religious tolerance, and racial relations. However, opponents of normalization with Cuba accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial execution.
November 18, 2016 | 7 Comments
Much has been written about the disaffection of likely Democratic voters in the just-held presidential election. But this disaffection began long ago.
November 10, 2016 | 8 Comments
Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, there are some pronouncements made by Trump that are just plain true. The election was indeed rigged, but it was from within our own electoral process and not from outside forces.
October 15, 2016 | 3 Comments
But nothing trumps Trump when it comes to his horrific bragging of sexual predatory assaults. Making no sense, too many Republicans still straddle the fence over finding his comments abhorrent while still endorsing him. This will be the final nail in their coffin.
September 22, 2016 | No Comments
Immediately, critics turned Kaepernick’s protest into disrespect of the flag and of veterans. This, of course, is nonsense. The America flag symbolizes many things and certainly among them is the right and, indeed, the duty to protest injustice.
September 06, 2016 | No Comments
While Mother Teresa’s clinics received millions of dollars in donations, their conditions drew criticism from people disturbed by a shortage of medical care and nutrition.
June 13, 2008 | No Comments
By Julia Cheever June 13, 2008 A federal appeals court in San Francisco today rejected a bid by San Ramon-based Chevron Corp. for a $101 million income tax refund. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of…
June 11, 2008 | No Comments
By Kamala Kelkar June 11, 2008 All San Francisco Municipal Railway Agency underground trains are operating again this morning after a woman drove about 2 miles into the West Portal station tunnel, a spokesman said.…
June 11, 2008 | 1 Comment
History was again in the making for two veterans advocacy groups in San Francisco yesterday after a federal judge admitted into evidence an email exposing U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) alleged intent to deny care to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
June 11, 2008 | No Comments
San Francisco supervisors Tuesday approved programs offering incentive payments for city residents and business owners to install solar panels on the rooftops of their homes or businesses.
One 10-year, $3.5-million-a-year program would offer $3,000 to $6,000 for residents and up to $10,000 for businesses toward the purchase of the solar energy systems.
The Solar Energy Incentive Program ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, and which also received the support of Mayor Gavin Newsom, passed Tuesday afternoon on an 8-3 vote.
June 10, 2008 | 2 Comments
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced $136 million in Proposition 1B funding for state transportation projects, including more than $60 million for Bay Area projects.
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June 08, 2008 | 1 Comment
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone File photo by Luke Thomas By Nicholas Olczak June 8, 2008 LONDON, England — When Ken Livingstone was elected as London’s first Mayor in 2000, the biggest challenge he faced…
June 07, 2008 | No Comments
Bo Diddley, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008, RIP. Photo courtesy Chess Records By John Hoctor June 7, 2008 As an inquisitive 7-year-old during the lazy crazy summer of 1962, two years before Beatlemania,…