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29 Jan 2019

Opioid Epidemic at the Start of 2019: Where’s the Progress We Were Promised?

By Kate Harveston When tens of thousands of your fellow citizens die in one year from the same preventable cause, you rightly call it a ‘crisis’.  The National Safety Council found in 2017 that for the first time ever, Americans were more likely to die from opioid overdose than from a car accident. You

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02 Jan 2019

Oscar Grant, 10 Years Later: “Gone But Not Forgotten”

His name has become nationally synonymous with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. The image is now iconic: a young black man with a great smile and a black beanie. His story has been retold in sidewalk conversations, in small bars, on the big screen and covered by

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19 Dec 2018

Ghost Ship: Demolition and a Long December

Wednesday’s news that the Ghost Ship warehouse may be soon headed for demolition prolongs an already emotional month for the family and friends of the 36 people who died there. Dec. 2 marked the two-year anniversary of the Oakland warehouse tragedy that has become simply known as the Ghost Ship

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19 Dec 2018

Thank You, Penny Marshall

This is my personal take on an amazing broad (that’s a compliment) that changed our lives for the better. I won’t profess to be some expert in the field of all things Penny Marshall – I didn’t follow her life and achievements like a fan girl, dissecting her mood through

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05 Dec 2018

A Few Good Things George Bush Did for the Bay

President George H.W. Bush is being honored among a cast of characters that make up our past and present, good and bad, inspirational and disturbing – all under one chapel roof in an emotional and fairly awkward collision of worlds. We could wax poetic on the late president’s legacy, but

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13 Nov 2018

Thank You Ralph, An Unforgettable Encounter with a Gonzo Legend

Haight Street 2018, a buzzing motorized hallway filled with Ubers and Lyfts, and I’m in one with an eccentric former artist and now, photographer of “women over 50,” Denise, who has lived in San Francisco for 20 years. “What’s going on at the gallery tonight?” She asked, nearly killing a

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23 Oct 2018

SF Couple Keep Rent Controlled Apt. by Doing ‘Weekend at Bernies’ with Dead Roommate

San Francisco residents Rachel Smith and Shawna White were struck by tragedy this September when their roommate Ramon suddenly died from a heart attack. “When we realized he was the only name on our lease and that we were going to lose our rent control, that was when the real tears started.”

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