Broad Coalition Targets Pelosi Over NSA Surveillance, Protests Set for Sunday

August 02, 2013 | 4 Comments

Widely cited as the member of Congress most responsible for beating back a legislative challenge to NSA surveillance programs a week ago, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is now facing a backlash in her tech-savvy San Francisco district.

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Fighting for the Soul of San Francisco

August 01, 2013 | 3 Comments

The editorial leadership of the San Francisco Bay Guardian sat down with their readers Wednesday at a community forum to discuss how they should move forward following the departure of longtime editor Tim Redmond.

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Statement by Julian Assange on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial

July 30, 2013 | No Comments

Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offenses for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ’espionage’. He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years

Posted in News, Politics, War

Another Gangland Shootout in the Tenderloin: One Dead, One Wounded

July 22, 2013 | 14 Comments

Another death in the Tenderloin. I heard over a dozen shots between what sounded like two different caliber guns. Fear struck hard. It sounding like a gunfight. A real one. Curious but frightened, I came downstairs to find a dead body on the sidewalk outside my apartment building.

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Helen Thomas: Dead at 92

July 20, 2013 | No Comments

On July 20, headlines reported the news. The doyen of the White House House press corps was gone. After a long illness, the Gridiron Club and Foundation announced her passing. She ended decades covering presidential press conferences saying, “Thank you, Mr. President.”

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How the Wealthy Stole 55 Acres of Golden Gate Park

July 20, 2013 | 6 Comments

Visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum is not what it used to be. Locals used to enter as late as seven in the evening or later behind the Hall of Flowers. While never well-maintained or administered, it afforded a rustic charm, a lovely wabi and sabi respite from the commercialism of the Avenues.

Posted in Land Use, Opinion, Politics

Lt. Dan Choi to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual Milk Club Soirée

July 19, 2013 | No Comments

U.S. Army Lieutenant Dan Choi, staunch advocate for the successful repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy affecting LGBT service members, will be the keynote speaker at the Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Democratic Club’s thirty-seventh Annual Dinner and Gayla at Roccapulco Supper Club on Wednesday, July 24th from 7-10 pm.