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.
March 12, 2009 | 6 Comments
By Luke Thomas and Fanny Dassie March 12, 2009 Many of San Francisco’s early childhood development programs will be terminated in May due to funding cuts and strict civil service rules, confirmed Recreation and Park…
March 11, 2009 | No Comments
By Steven Chapman “Korten argues that we must abandon our current narratives of Empire and domination, and embrace new narratives which would situate humanity in its proper ecological context, and allow for the co-evolution of…
March 02, 2009 | 6 Comments
Commentary by Patrick Goggin March 2, 2009 After staring down the barrel at California’s $43 billion budget deficit for the past several months, rookie San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano last week introduced legislation to legalize…
March 02, 2009 | No Comments
“If the citizens are to know who is paying to influence City Hall, how much they are paying, who they seek to influence, and what exactly they seek to influence, it is the Ethics Commission…
February 27, 2009 | 1 Comment
By Luke Thomas February 27, 2009 ING Bay to Breakers and Mayor Gavin Newsom released a statement today outlining revised policies for this year’s race. The new policy requires all wheeled objects and floats to…
February 27, 2009 | 4 Comments
By Luke Thomas February 27, 2009 District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly said today he is open to considering a location in his district for the development of Gap Founder Don Fisher’s contemporary art museum (CAMP).…
February 27, 2009 | 1 Comment
From the Presidio Historical Association and Save The Presidio February 27, 2009 The Presidio Trust Historical Association, a nonprofit group that has spearheaded the effort to keep a large, contemporary art museum, hotel and theater…
February 27, 2009 | No Comments
By Fanny Dassie February 27, 2009 U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup said yesterday the trial in the case of Dhaliwal vs. San Francisco Zoological Society would begin January 11, 2010 unless lawyers are able…