Locking Up the Mentally Ill, Involuntarily, is Making A Comeback
New York City Mayor Eric Adams just announced his initiative to renew involuntary commitment. A “common misunderstanding persists that we cannot provide involuntary assistance unless the person is violent,” said Adams, with the New York Times reporting. “Going forward, we will make every effort to assist those who are suffering
The Second Dot-com Bubble Is Bursting
“Irrational exuberance” Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan first uttered the phrase in 1996, describing what he considered an alarming economic trend. The rise of home internet usage was spurring several investors to stake digital claims like an online Oklahoma land run. Tech companies sprang up overnight, each hoping to
San Francisco Among America’s “Rattiest” Cities
Move over, mold. San Francisco has a rat problem. For the third year in a row, SF has ranked fifth in a list of rat-ridden cities compiled by pest control company, Orkin. New York City took second place, losing out to Chicago. Orkin rated the Windy City America’s “rattiest,” marking
America’s First Craft Brewery is in San Francisco
With its roots beginning in the Gold Rush, San Francisco’s Steam Beer has been brewed here for at least 150 years.
A Heat Wave Is Not The Time To Eat On the Patio. Stop it!
The weather across most of our country has been hot enough to not just fry an egg, but to fry a thick-cut pork chop. Seattle and Portland are expected to break heat records this week and the northeast isn’t much better. While most people are clamoring for coolness, there are
Wordle is The Game People Love & Love to Hate
Early 2022, cryptic black, green and yellow square lockups started flooding my Facebook account. So much so that I had to finally give in and ask my friend – “WTF is this bullshit all over my feed?” The culprit: Wordle. Here is what it’s all about, some sound strategy, and
Artist Nishant Malhotra Brings the Concept of ‘Ego Death’ into the 21st Century
Ego Death or ‘ego dead,’ which is artist Nishant Malhotra‘s username on Instagram, is a concept with a special resonance in the Bay Area. While other Bay Area natives associate this concept with the ’70s counterculture movement or techies trying to flaunt their newly-found SF enlightenment, Nishant is inspired by
Women Got The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago Today — But Only White Women
It’s the 100-year anniversary of women getting the right to vote, a.k.a. the 19th Amendment. But that right only applied to white women. So what about Black women, Latina women, Indigenous women and Asian American women? When did they get the right to vote? All the 19th Amendement said was