Yee Declares Victory in D7 Race

November 15, 2012 | 3 Comments

In a contest that may go down as one of the closest in San Francisco political history, School Board President Norman Yee today declared victory in the race for District 7 Supervisor.

Posted in News, Politics

Time to Re-Examine Prop 13

November 13, 2012 | 28 Comments

In his November 11 “Willie’s World” column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Willie Brown suggests Gov. Jerry Brown’s next “bold move be to enlist Warren Buffett for a joint effort to reform Proposition 13.” No matter what you think of Willie Brown, he is politically savvy.

Posted in Housing, Opinion, Politics

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