A Long Road for LGBT Youth

November 13, 2012 | No Comments

Mia Tu Mutch, 22, identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns. Mutch was refused health care access after service providers discovered she is transgender. She is not alone.

Leno, Lee, Mirkarimi Walk Parade to Honor Veterans

November 12, 2012 | 8 Comments

Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Ed Lee and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi were the only elected officials to honor US veterans Sunday during San Francisco’s 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade.

Posted in Events, News, Politics, War

Rebooting One’s Life: Graduating from San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court

November 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

Redemption and rehabilitation took center stage Thursday the San Francisco Hall of Justice where 27 former felons were officially recognized for graduating from San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court.

Posted in Crime, News, Opinion, Politics

The Defeat of Prop 37 – Californians Defending Their Right NOT to Know

November 09, 2012 | 15 Comments

Sometimes you have to wonder why otherwise intelligent citizens vote against their own best interests. Proposition 37 was simply about our right to know when foods have been genetically engineered. It’s about the label, not the food.

Drain Hetch Hetchy? Voters Say, No Dam Way

November 08, 2012 | 8 Comments

Voters roundly rejected Proposition F, Tuesday, an initiative on the San Francisco ballot that would have allocated $8 million to study the impacts of dismantling the O’Shaughnessy Dam and draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a valuable source of hydro-electric power and water for San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Posted in Environment, News, Politics

SF Election Night Photos

November 07, 2012 | 3 Comments

A selection of photos from various election parties last eve, beginning at Obama SF campaign headquarters in the Castro and ending at London Breed’s presumed election victory party in the lower Haight neighborhood of District 5. All photos by Luke Thomas.

Posted in News, Politics

The D5 Progressive “Coalition” Meltdown

November 07, 2012 | 89 Comments

A lot of people are wondering what happened in District 5. The story is pretty straightforward. The supporters of the three progressive candidates failed to support each other, and so the progressive vote split allowing London Breed to win.

Posted in Opinion, Politics