Survey: One in Six Americans Living in Poverty

May 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

A record 49.1 million Americans (16 percent) are living below the federal poverty line, according to a recent survey. Considering the U.S. is one of the richest nations in the world, the results are sobering.

Why I Can’t “Like” Facebook’s Valuation

May 22, 2012 | 21 Comments

The much hyped and anticipated IPO that placed Facebook’s valuation at a whopping $100 billion has been a huge flop, with the stock down by almost 30 percent from its peak share price of $45.

Time for Change: Media Workers Seek Parity in New Contract

May 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Management of the Bay Area News Group-East Bay, a local affiliate of MediaNews and Digital First Media, met with East Bay media workers Tuesday for preliminary talks over a new collective bargaining agreement between BANG and Pacific Media Workers Guild.

Posted in Media, News

Overheard in Fog City: Julian Davis to Declare D5 Candidacy

May 20, 2012 | 40 Comments

Longtime San Francisco progressive organizer Julian Davis will officially declare this week his bid to unseat appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague, Fog City Journal can confirm.

Posted in News, Politics

Zazzle 101st Bay to Breakers competitors

On Your Marks! Acclaimed Trio Face-off for Glory in 101st Bay to Breakers

May 19, 2012 | No Comments

As the Zazzle Bay to Breakers kicks off its second century on May 20, 2012, the City of San Francisco can bank on seeing the highest caliber of competition to grace this race in decades. Welcoming back an Olympic silver medalist, the course record holder, and former Boston Marathon champ, this race is sure to be one to go down in the history books.

Posted in News, Sports

greece, eurozone, debt

Greece Battles for Democracy and Survival

May 17, 2012 | 23 Comments

Greece’s unemployment rate is 25 percent – and for people under the age of 25, it’s 50 percent. In the last three years, the stock market is down 90 percent, average wages are down 40 percent, and GDP is down 20 percent. It’s no wonder suicide, homelessness and crime rates are going through the roof.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

CWA workers threaten to go on strike

AT&T Strike Threat Looms

May 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

A 17,000-worker walkout in California and Nevada looms as contract negotiations between AT&T West and Communications Workers of America stretch into a stagnant second month.

Posted in Labor, News, Technology