Why You’ve Got Walgreens’ San Francisco Narrative All Wrong
It’s never a great look to hold out hope for a mega-righteous “I told you so” moment, but when it comes to corporate wrong-doing, it’s alright to make an exception. The pharmacy is paying one of the largest sums of money ever recorded from a private company to a city
Nan Goldin, All the Beauty and The Bloodshed – The Art of Survival
Her work is always very personal and it has a huge part in telling the story of queer culture in America, in the late 80’s she curated an art show about the AIDS epidemic called “Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing”.
What are Those Boxes Under MUNI Seats For?
Ever wonder why there’s a metal box in the way when you try to tuck your feet under your seat? It’s the one beneath those side-facing, longitudinal seats. There’s a window on the front-right panel, a gauge to assess the volume of its content from outside. When I find myself
Fentanyl Dealer Miguel Ramos Facing Life In Prison
In October, San Francisco police arrested 24-year-old Miguel Ramos in the Tenderloin for possession of illicit substances. Officers found two ounces of methamphetamine as well as individual ounces of crack-cocaine and heroin. Then they made a startling discovery. Also in Ramos’ backpack were 7.8 pounds of fentanyl. Interim District Attorney
Nine Reasons to Never Give Up on San Francisco
San Francisco is objectively beautiful. In San Francisco, you can still get lost in the woods. Mount Sutro cloaks you in eucalyptus groves until you reach the summit crowned with its eponymous Tower. Glen Canyon slices the hills south of Twin Peaks, the creek that cut it still running its
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
Fentanyl Crisis Claims Over 500 Lives
“As society degrades, a broader segment of it will choose drugs, moving images, dormancy. Yet this subset will cling, surprisingly, to a single public duty: that of electing a ruling class.” —Author Miles Klee, June 2012 A grim new statistic has emerged in the wake of 2022’s messy midterm elections.
Why I left Portland and Returned to San Francisco
While friends in both cities asked why I planned to return, they asked the same question two different ways. Portland asked with the doubt of a dysfunctional parent, one who knows the answer and resents it. “It’s so expensive there. Isn’t that why you left in the first place?” I