December 10, 2013 | No Comments
Glide Memorial Church held its ‘Senior Holiday Social’ in Freedom Hall Tuesday, providing seniors in the community an opportunity to join together for a free turkey lunch, live music, raffles, prizes and more.
November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment
Rapid gentrification has been affecting the lives of all of San Francisco’s residents, so why has the relationship between the city’s changing population and public education been largely ignored?
November 25, 2013 | 4 Comments
City Attorney Dennis Herrera today moved for a preliminary injunction to block the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, or ACCJC, from racing to terminate the accreditation of City College of San Francisco in eight months’ time.
November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
With flu season officially underway, there are people lining up like lemmings to get flu shots. Others have taken a step back from the constant media barrage to get a shot because they know that some people will get the flu shot and the flu, and others will get neither, remaining healthy throughout the season.
November 10, 2013 | No Comments
Impacted by sky-rocketing rents and evictions, San Francisco residents demonstrated Thursday outside Twitter headquarters following the social media company’s highly anticipated first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
November 06, 2013 | 1 Comment
Public officials including Supervisor London Breed, SFPD Lieutenant Bruce Delahunty and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, gathered Monday with community members at the Korean American Center in District 5 to address public safety concerns following a recent spate of violent crimes in the area.
May 03, 2010 | 3 Comments
Putting the quality and quantity of these options aside, the very “table” on which the options should be placed is as well a matter of controversy. Who is in the position to decide the destiny of Iran’s nuclear program? Which table is the U.S. President referring to? What’s wrong with Iran’s nuclear program in lieu of which a 70-million nation should go on with crippling sanctions, continued threats of military strike, isolation and economic embargo? What’s the definite answer to the simple question that “why should the U.S., France and Israel possess nuclear weapons”? Which one is more offensive and violent? Iran’s nuclear program which has been demonstrated again and again that does not have anything to do with military purposes, or the adventurous, aggressive trajectory Washington and its European allies have begun to go across?
May 03, 2010 | 6 Comments
The 48 Quintara is a repeat offender in this field. I quickly gave up waiting for it when I used to live on 24th Street. And the former 26 bus that used to (supposedly) run along Valencia was also a bit of a mystery. In all my attempts at waiting for and hoping to ride the 26 bus, I only ever caught one glimpse of it.
May 03, 2010 | 12 Comments
Daly announced his intention in March to hold a primary election. Since then, the Progressive candidates we have spoken to have been less than enthusiastic about running a mid-campaign election, citing limited resources needed for the run-up to November election. But they did agree Daly’s tried and tested campaign prowess could prove invaluable in holding the District 6 seat firmly in the hands of Progressives.
May 03, 2010 | 9 Comments
Sparks, who is alleged to be aligning her candidacy with moderate-conservative political factions, including Plan C, took the opportunity in her response to FCJ to stir up the political pot among the front-runner Progressive candidacies of School Board President Jane Kim, Entertainment Commissioner Jim Meko, and Building Inspections Commissioner Debra Walker.
May 03, 2010 | No Comments
Still a work in progress, the Senate bill will be as bogus as the House one, so whatever reconciliation produces will be another promise made, another broken. Business as usual will persist so don’t be fooled – on this measure or any other, including the appalling health care bill that made a dysfunctional system worse, and took a giant step toward ending Medicare, one of the main reasons it was enacted, besides enriching corporate providers.
May 02, 2010 | 8 Comments
The traditional May Day observance took on a more heated tone, however, when protesters clashed at Civic Center with members of the Golden Gate Minutemen and Norcal Tea Party, conservative groups that held a counter protest in support of strict immigration controls including Arizona’s immigration bill.
May 01, 2010 | 6 Comments
The Thomas Photo Gallery: Former Board Prez and D-3 supe Peskin posed holding a copy of the current Bay Guardian Candidate Endorsement cover with current D-11 supe and Budget and Finance Chair John Avalos who was joined by cutest couple in the room, Erich Pearson and his main squeeze, David Owen, who in a former life before becoming an attorney was Aaron’s Chief of Staff under da dome.
April 30, 2010 | 2 Comments
“We write to call upon Major League Baseball to seek a new host city for the 82nd All-Star Game, outside the State of Arizona, unless that state’s law is repealed,” the letter states. “Arizona’s draconian new anti-immigration law, which unless repealed or invalidated by a court will be in full effect in July 2011, poses an unambiguous and direct threat to the liberty of millions of Americans who are Latino or who may appear to be of foreign origin-including Major League Baseball players and their fans.”
Posted in Human Interest
April 28, 2010 | 1 Comment
Most people who come to our country illegally simply want a better life for themselves and their families. They want their children to be educated, their health needs attended to, a chance at a decent job with a fair wage. But without endless resources, we cannot sustain our own citizens, much less those of the impoverished world. To how many can we offer unfettered support before we all sink to substandard lives? This may sound cold, but they are cold facts, and Americans increasingly feel they are on a rudderless ship without direction or a clear sense of purpose.
Posted in Politics
April 26, 2010 | 1 Comment
Citing San Francisco’s moral leadership against such past injustices as South African apartheid, the exploitation of migrant farm workers, the economic oppression of Catholics in Northern Ireland, and discrimination against the LGBT community, Herrera offered the services of his office’s contracts, government litigation and investigations teams to work closely with City departments and commissions to identify applicable contracts and to aggressively pursue termination wherever legally tenable. Herrera also offered the assistance of his office’s attorneys in any legal challenges to the Arizona law.
Posted in Politics
April 26, 2010 | 1 Comment
America’s homeland is repressively militarized and unsafe. Habeas rights, judicial fairness and other constitutional protections are ignored. Lawlessness prevails. Everyone is vulnerable. Freedom is at risk. Police state repression is deepening. Knowing the dangers is a wake-up call for action. Latino immigrants, people of color, Muslims, and anyone called a threat to national security are most vulnerable.
April 23, 2010 | 2 Comments
By Ralph E. Stone April 24, 2010 My wife and I just returned from a visit to New Orleans. While there, we toured some of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005,…
April 23, 2010 | 6 Comments
The proposed law seeks to make it illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. Supporters say the intent is to protect the public from aggressive homeless youth in the Haight district. Warnings would be issued for first time sidewalk-sitting “offenders.” Repeat offenders could be fined or incarcerated.
April 21, 2010 | No Comments
The family is elated to learn that they will be able to stay together. At the same time, the Washingtons recognize that this joyous news is a singular exception to a harsh rule. “Our family’s luck in this case was unique, but Mr. Newsom, the pain we felt when our family was facing deportation as a result of your policy is not unique at all,” Washington said in the letter. “We share the pain felt by the many other families whose children were taken into ICE custody and ordered deported as a result of your policy.”
Posted in News
April 20, 2010 | 1 Comment
The “weird” questions Atos is referring to were related to his sexual orientation, Atos said. Following his fifteen-day suspension and investigation, human resources claimed that fellow employees found Atos’ behavior to be inappropriate. Yet, this claim seems suspect considering Atos was voted “Employee of the Year” by his fellow co-workers.
Posted in News