June 22, 2016 | No Comments
Walking to my pottery studio last Sunday morning in San Francisco’s Castro District, I was stopped in my tracks by a growing crowd in front of a mountain of flowers, signs and candles. When I heard what had happened, my heart sank.
June 14, 2016 | 1 Comment
In the aftermath of this latest mass shooting, there is again a loud call for more gun control. Will the deadliest killing in US history of 49 people in Orlando finally be a tipping point, causing the enactment of reasonable gun control legislation at the federal level?
June 01, 2016 | 4 Comments
People snaked their way through Oakland on a hot holiday afternoon to see Bernie Sanders, thousands waiting in a miles-long line to experience this historic presidential campaign, even if it meant missing the beginning of Game 7, when our beloved hometown Warriors won the NBA Western Conference Finals.
May 04, 2016 | 1 Comment
The aftermath of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the ISIS-directed and inspired attacks around the world, have given rise to a growing Islamophobia in this country, fueled by the hate rhetoric of the GOP presidential candidates.
November 14, 2015 | 3 Comments
Million Student March is demanding free tuition at public universities, the cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.
October 24, 2015 | No Comments
Whether you’ve been a resident for ten years, twenty years, or for generations – you should have a say about what gets built in your back yard.
October 13, 2015 | 3 Comments
San Bruno City leaders lashed out this week at Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of six bills that were unanimously supported by the California Legislature and would have brought important reforms to the California Public Utilities Commission, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other California utilities.
September 22, 2015 | No Comments
Remember the organization “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth’s” and its smear campaign against 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry? Named after the group, the discredited, Republican-funded campaign against Kerry became known pejoratively as “swiftboating.”
August 30, 2015 | 6 Comments
More than half of media savvy activist voters who responded to a survey said they have yet to find a candidate they will support in the San Francisco mayor’s race.
August 29, 2015 | 2 Comments
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an unabashed democratic socialist, is making quite a splash in the media and on the campaign trail. The question is, can an independent, democratic socialist win the Democratic nomination for president?
July 12, 2015 | 20 Comments
Random violence captures our social conscience like nothing else, and random violence in liberal San Francisco is especially attractive when it allows pundits and Republican presidential candidates to attack immigrants and progressive lawmakers.
July 08, 2015 | 1 Comment
Voter file analysis enabled by the NationBuilder community building software shows that few voters wear their politics in their Twitter bios. They do, however, love to talk tech. And for every voter who identifies as an attorney or lawyer, five are CEOs or founders.