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 | 5 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 01, 2010 | 1 Comment
The former Board of Directors President for Livable City, a non-profit that promotes mass-transit and bicycle/walking-friendly neighborhoods, was appointed by Newsom to the seven-member Board because she is qualified and capable, Newsom said.
September 01, 2010 | 3 Comments
In rejecting the appeal, the high court has effectively affirmed the legal opinion of City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office, which advised Alioto-Pier in February 2008 that she was ineligible to seek another term on the board in 2010 under the City Charter’s term limits provisions.
August 31, 2010 | 1 Comment
First elected to the Board in 2006, Mendoza decided to run for re-election in large part because of the accomplishments the current Board has achieved, not least of which is a spirit of cooperation between Board members to achieve results, a stark contrast to previous Board compositions plagued by infighting.
August 30, 2010 | 9 Comments
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn today approved Proposition B for the November ballot but stripped a “poison pill” provision from the measure, a provision Kahn ruled unconstitutional.
August 26, 2010 | 2 Comments
Department of Elections Director John Arntz yesterday responded to Sutton law firm attorney Kevin Heneghan saying, “The version of Proposition M filed with the Department of Elections is identical to the version attached to the Board of Supervisors agenda for its July, 27, 2010 meeting. Therefore, the measure was not amended and I will not be taking any action in response to your letter.”
August 26, 2010 | 9 Comments
Demanded is that Israel be portrayed as peaceful, never aggressive, surrounded, beleaguered, and victimized, acting solely in self-defense. In contrast, Palestinians are called militant terrorist threats to Israeli security, its propaganda machine relentless in pounding that message, the Senate’s investigation failing to expose and halt it.
August 24, 2010 | No Comments
Tt has been difficult for the voters to clearly evaluate the candidates without knowing whether or not Supervisor Alioto-Pier was on the ballot. Let me be among the first to thank Michela for her seven years of public service. Now that we have clarity, I am looking forward to continuing my door-to-door campaign to meet the voters of District Two.
August 24, 2010 | 14 Comments
Today’s appellate court ruling restores the legal effect of the voter-approved “rounding-up rule,” which provides that if an appointed incumbent serves more than two years of a term, it counts as a full four-year term for purposes of term limits.
August 24, 2010 | 2 Comments
The records are sought in part in response to concerns reported extensively in the New York Times, Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, NBC Bay Area, New America Media, and other publications about the chilling effects of possible racial and religious profiling and the potential harm such tactics may have on national security.
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August 23, 2010 | 28 Comments
Walker also condemned the spread of misinformation for political gain, including from her supporters.
August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment
The controversy has been inaccurately dubbed the “Ground Zero mosque.” Actually, the building will function as an Islamic cultural center, not a mosque. It will include a prayer room, but not a single-purpose house of worship for Muslims. Furthermore, the cultural center will not be built at Ground Zero. It will be near Ground Zero.
August 20, 2010 | 7 Comments
This is a manufactured crisis by those who wish to divide the country into two camps by whipping up hysteria against Muslims, blacks, Hispanics and anyone who does not look and pray as they.
August 20, 2010 | No Comments
Smith, a consummate musician and producer who has played with such notables including Brian Eno, Madonna, Warren Zevon and John Scofield, will provide percussion for legendary Fillmore jazz pianist Peoples under the name The UF2: The Unidentified Flying Quartet.
August 19, 2010 | 2 Comments
WRAP concludes that ending homelessness in the United States will require a serious re-commitment by the federal government to create, subsidize and maintain truly affordable housing. It notes that the root cause of homelessness is the lack of affordable housing.
August 19, 2010 | No Comments
That billions and billions of dollars are still being spent on two unnecessary wars should make everyone feel as if they are living in a big insane asylum. All that money should be going to investment (especially public infrastructure) and jobs creation here in the USA. No wonder that a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll this week found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, a majority disapproves of President Obama’s handling of the economy, and nearly two-thirds expect the economy to get worse, which it will.