May 17, 2013 | No Comments
At the women’s county jail on Mother’s Day, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced the department’s doula program for pregnant inmates, a humanitarian program which aims to improve family-based services for inmates, formerly incarcerated men and women, and their families.
May 16, 2013 | 3 Comments
If you have ever been to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, there is one thing that you would have noticed for sure. No, I am not talking about the babes and the beads. I am referring to a bunch of guys holding signs like “Repent” and “Trust Jesus, He Hates Sin.” Millions of drunk guys and gals have walked by these sincere advocates, but how many people do you think instantly dropped their shots and accepted Jesus into their hearts?
May 13, 2013 | 4 Comments
California’s wildfire season began early this year as nearly a dozen fires fueled by record high temperatures and extremely low water levels broke out across the state during the first week of May.
May 02, 2013 | 1 Comment
Earlier this month during Oakland’s monthly First Fridays/Art Murmur event, a candlelit vigil was held by a couple dozen protesters – many wearing T-shirts with the message “Stop Torture CA” – to bring attention to California state prison solitary confinement policies which they say amounts to state-sanctioned torture.
May 01, 2013 | 1 Comment
Evidence of alleged sarin gas use has supposedly come from human tissue samples. A few dozen Syrians are said to have been killed. If true, did Assad forces or the opposition forces use these chemical weapons and why was only a small amount of sarin used?
April 29, 2013 | No Comments
Author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, whose bond with a condemned man inspired the Oscar winning film Dead Man Walking, will speak in San Francisco May 9 in a free, community event presented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office.
September 27, 2010 | 26 Comments
Of the leading progressive candidates in the ranked choice race, a list that includes Keys, Kim, Jim Meko and Debra Walker, Walker is so far the only candidate to not endorse a fellow progressive candidate. She was the only D6 candidate to receive the powerful San Francisco Democratic Party endorsement.
September 24, 2010 | 2 Comments
George W. Bush and his minions intentionally built a case for war with Iraq without regard to factual evidence. They took advantage of the public’s hysteria over the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to authorize an invasion and occupation of Iraq with no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Remember Scott Ritter, a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, who publicly argued that Iraq possessed no significant WMDs? Similarly, Hans Martin Blix, the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission from March 2000 to June 2003, searched Iraq for WMDs, ultimately finding none.
September 24, 2010 | 1 Comment
San Francisco Patrol Special Police are the only private neighborhood safety service in the city that is legally permitted to patrol San Francisco’s streets as well as private locations under the city’s Municipal Police Code Sec. 1750 and is on police radio frequencies.
September 23, 2010 | 6 Comments
Asked whether discussions between Keys and the Kim and Walker campaigns has resulted in Kim or Walker committing to a ranked choice endorsement, Keys said Walker told Keys she “is not interested in making deals with multiple candidates,” but is willing to talk to Keys.
September 22, 2010 | 1 Comment
Turning Negative into Positive is CSC’s annual celebration of people who have created a positive outcome out of personal tragedy. TNIP uses spoken word, art, music, inspirational speakers and theater performances to inspire community to create positive action. This is a community-minded program that models forgiveness, gratitude and responsibility as an effective method to stop violence. Proceeds to benefit Create Social Change, Challenge Day, and Camp Choice.
September 22, 2010 | No Comments
Remember the 2003 record bankruptcy bailout that put ratepayers on the hook to pay PG&E’s creditors and resuscitate the corporation? It added to the $8 billion in previous bailout funds already paid to PG&E by its ratepayers since 1998, bringing the bailout total to over $16 billion. The bailout plan was approved by the Public Utility Commission despite accusations that PG&E’s officers siphoned $4 billion to its unregulated holding company, PGE Corporation, out of the $8 billion in “Competition Transition Surcharge” funds already paid to PG&E by its ratepayers between 1998 and 2000.
Posted in Opinion
September 13, 2010 | No Comments
With a just three weeks before absentee ballots are sent to voters, word has it School Board President Jane Kim will officially announce this week her 2nd and 3rd place endorsements in the race for District 6 Supervisor.
September 11, 2010 | 5 Comments
The 9/11 news special you never saw. The so-called war on terrorism is drilled hypnotically into public mind as the imperative reality. Washington insists all other values and project must bend to a template for our lives. Leaders, confident that few will dare question this Western jihad, use it to traffic in fear. “Terror” goes undefined. But the “war on terror” is actually a war of terror – and deceit.
Posted in Politics
September 09, 2010 | 31 Comments
Wisdom apparently prevailed over politics last eve when the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) utilized the inherent mechanisms of ranked choice voting and endorsed three candidates in the race for District 10 Supervisor.
September 08, 2010 | 47 Comments
Daly, who terms out of office in January, confirmed to NBC Bay Area today he intends to open a bar and grill in San Francisco, affirming an earlier rumor floated by the San Francisco Chronicle. He has narrowed his search to Buck Tavern, an eatery and drinking establishment located on Market Street, a short walking distance from his residence and City Hall.
September 06, 2010 | 11 Comments
By Luke Thomas September 5, 2010 Former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, 8th Congressional District candidate John Dennis (GOP) and Congressman Ron Paul (GOP), drew as many as 1500 to an anti-war, anti-Washington and…
September 04, 2010 | 1 Comment
For years I hoped that some third-party presidential candidate would emerge, capture public confidence and offer a true reform program to repair our nation. But, sadly, the political system has been so corrupted that no third-party presidential candidate stands a chance against the two-party plutocracy.
September 01, 2010 | 7 Comments
S-Comm is a program that automatically shares with ICE any fingerprints taken by local law enforcement right after any individuals are arrested, no matter how minimal the charge or whether the individual is eventually found to be innocent of alleged charges, thereby resulting in increased deportations and the tearing apart of families. In the past six months, ICE has tripled the number of jurisdictions operating S-Comm, and it is now in 494 jurisdictions in 27 states.
Posted in News
September 01, 2010 | 63 Comments
In its last endorsement meeting, the majority of progressive members aligned with Walker on the DCCC voted against endorsing a second and third candidate in the D6 race in large part because Walker fears a second place endorsement of School Board President Jane Kim will increase the probability that Kim will win the seat. Instead, the DCCC anointed Walker as the Democratic Party’s sole choice for the seat.