November 27, 2013 | No Comments
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 | No Comments
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.
November 05, 2013 | 6 Comments
Senator Dianne Feinstein recently wrote an op-ed defending NSA surveillance programs. In her op-ed, Feinstein disingenuously assures us the NSA does not conduct surveillance, but rather it merely collects information contained on the average telephone bill.
September 09, 2009 | 1 Comment
Poet, musician and political activist, Turaj Zaim, 33, said he is undertaking his fast to help draw international attention to the plight of his father’s imprisonment and the ongoing persecution and human rights abuses inflicted on Iranian citizens who dare to speak out against Iran’s repressive theocratic regime.
September 03, 2009 | 8 Comments
GascÃ³n’s plan won’t work, targets the wrong people and wastes valuable public resources: you simply cannot win the “War on Drugs” one or two crack rocks — or crumbs — at a time.
September 03, 2009 | 1 Comment
Organized by MoveOn.org, Center for Community Change, Democracy for America, Doctors for America, Health Care for American Now, and TrueMajority, a rally held yesterday in San Francisco drew as many as 5,000 to Alioto Plaza.
September 01, 2009 | 2 Comments
Garamendi, a Democrat, won with 24.84 percent of the vote. He will face Republican Party candidate David Harmer (20.44 percent), Green Party candidate Jeremy Cloward (0.55 percent), American Indepdent Party candidate Jerome Denham (0.25 percent) and Peace and Freedom Party candidate Mary C. McIlroy (0.26 percent) in the runoff election in November.
August 31, 2009 | No Comments
Referring to a heavily redacted December 2004 report (originally commissioned by CIA director George Tenet) detailing torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, it “describes the use of abusive interrogation techniques including forced nudity, sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation and stress positions.” Far worse ones were understated or redacted entirely.
August 27, 2009 | 6 Comments
Our task now is to lobby our elected officials and government so that they, in turn, can influence governments across the world to support a united Ireland. This is an issue that concerns all people, regardless of background. We now have an opportunity to seize the high moral ground and respect the wishes of the Irish people. It is time for a new approach to be adopted.
August 26, 2009 | 3 Comments
Perhaps more than anything, increasing homelessness and hunger highlight the growing problem as, in the face of deteriorating economic conditions and growing human needs, administration policies are indifferent, counterproductive, uncaring and hostile.
August 25, 2009 | 7 Comments
Hampton, an investigator and former San Francisco Examiner political editor, has fought to bring progressive issues to the top of the agenda in the CA-10 race – to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US drug war, and promote open government, labor rights and equality at home.
August 24, 2009 | 1 Comment
The celebratory luncheon, held at Taqueria Reina’s, the site of a once thriving weekly political salon, was organized on short notice attracting as many as 50 friends and colleagues eager to pay their respects and provide Lynn with love and support as he enters hospice care.
August 21, 2009 | 3 Comments
What did President Obama give in return for this $80 billion? Reportedly, Obama agreed not to bargain down prices for Medicare purchases and promised that the U.S. would not buy less expensive drugs from Canada. What will that cost us? Well 13 European nations successfully regulate the price of drugs, reducing the average cost of name-brand prescription medicines by 35 percent to 55 percent.
August 21, 2009 | 1 Comment
Obama’s Central Asia agenda matches his domestic arrogance against the rights and welfare of millions of Americans. Denying them real health care reform is one of many ways he defiles the public interest in deference to the corporate ones he serves.
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August 18, 2009 | 2 Comments
Openly gay, Woods was discharged from the US military in December 2008 after he challenged the Pentagon’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, an ignominious slap in the face to a man who put his life on the line in service of his country.
August 17, 2009 | 12 Comments
Daly has maintained that he continues to reside at the couple’s condominium on Stevenson Street in San Francisco, where he has lived since Nov. 2001. His wife and two children recently relocated to Fairfield.
August 15, 2009 | 8 Comments
Lie #1: President Obama wants to euthanize your grandma!
The truth: These accusations—of “death panels” and forced euthanasia—are, of course, flatly untrue. As an article from the Associated Press puts it: “No ‘death panel’ in health care bill.” What’s the real deal? Reform legislation includes a provision, supported by the AARP, to offer senior citizens access to a professional medical counselor who will provide them with information on preparing a living will and other issues facing older Americans.