Politics

21 May 2021

Things We Should Have Learned from the Pandemic….But Didn’t

But as we lurch toward what the new normal will look like after this harrowing experience, I wonder, have the people in power learned anything?

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20 May 2021

Compassionate Alternative Responses to Homelessness in San Francisco

Op-Ed By Jennifer Friedenbach  Jennifer Friedenbach is the Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco. CoH organizes homeless people to fight for permanent solutions and human rights. SF CART: Statement on Mayor’s New Street Responses In January of 2020, the San Francisco Police Commission passed a resolution unanimously

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30 Apr 2021

For Mother’s Day, I’m Bailing Someone Else’s Mom Out Jail

For the past couple years I’ve been doing something extra special for my mom on Mother’s Day. It’s not flowers, it’s not candy, it’s not even a card. I’ve been helping bail someone else’s mother out of jail. And I’ll be doing the same this year. For the fourth year

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27 Apr 2021

The Fake Grassroots Newsom Recall Effort Passes Signature Threshold

Sixth time’s the charm if you’re the five guys trying to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. As of Monday, the “grassroots” effort surpassed the 1.5-million signature threshold to force a special election. Californians will now have to deal with this circus at the ballot box sometime between this summer and late

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22 Apr 2021

After 19 years, Van Ness Construction Project Nears Completion!

Van Ness street, the construction project that lasted a generation, is “near completion” according to MUNI this week, and by ‘near completion’, they mean ‘buses can use it probably some time in 2022’.  Ah, San Francisco…in less than a year you oversaw the planning and construction of over 300 parklets,

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22 Apr 2021

New CA Bill to Make Parklets Permanent, Outdoor Drinks Too

Senate Bill 314 and 793 both help remove red tape, lengthy turnaround times and permit redundancies of the bar and restaurant industry, and they both passed through state senate committee this week with unanimous votes.   They still need to be voted on by state legislature but here’s what they are

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15 Apr 2021

Dems Intro Bill Expanding Supreme Court to 13 Judges

Congressional Democrats introduced legislation today to expand the U.S. Supreme Court by 4 justices to 13 in total, a proposal aimed at breaking the conservative grip on the court, along with drawing fierce opposition from Republicans. If you lean conservative, the move may be called ‘packing the court’, if you

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14 Apr 2021

San Francisco Moves Forward with Drug Sobering Center

San Francisco city officials on Wednesday announced plans to move forward with opening a drug sobering center under a pilot program for people under the influence of drugs such as methamphetamine or fentanyl. Efforts to open the center are part of the city’s Mental Health SF plan, an initiative to

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