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.
July 10, 2009 | 2 Comments
A candlelight vigil was held yesterday in San Francisco for two US journalists held captive by North Korea. Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas July 10, 2009 While North Korea continues to test the…
July 09, 2009 | 5 Comments
By Tanene Allison July 9, 2009 Dear Assemblymember Ammiano – This is a follow-up to the last letter I wrote to you, back in November. Last time I wrote to congratulate you on your recent…
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July 07, 2009 | 9 Comments
By Luke Thomas July 7, 2009 On the day of Michael Jackson’s memorial in Los Angeles, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today couldn’t resist an opportunity to reflect on the life of…
July 06, 2009 | No Comments
By Susan Vaughan July 6, 2009 American Civil Liberties Union lawyers representing five victims of a US government clandestine extraordinary rendition and torture program, filed its response yesterday to US Justice Department lawyers seeking to…
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July 03, 2009 | 8 Comments
Governor Schwarzenegger is joined by California families as he discusses the state’s budget crisis. Photo courtesy the governor’s office. By Gino Rambetes July 3, 2009 The photograph above came out of the governor’s press office…
July 01, 2009 | 1 Comment
From the campaign to elect Adriel Hampton to Congress Editor’s Note: Senator Mark DeSaulnier appears to be using his Senate re-election campaign funds to promote himself in his bid to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher in…
July 01, 2009 | 4 Comments
City College of San Francisco Chancellor Don Griffin. By Judy B., guest editorial July 1, 2009 Got a spare $6,000? Chancellor Don Griffin at City College of San Francisco suggests using it to rescue an…
July 01, 2009 | No Comments
During his June 2009 Cairo Islam speech, President Obama pledged to “seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.” Photo by Stephen Crowley, NY Times By Ralph E. Stone July…
June 30, 2009 | 14 Comments
Mayor Gavin Newsom and First Lady Jennifer Siebel glad hand Pride celebrants Sunday following a die-in protest, sans Ketchup. Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas June 30, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle is up…