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Lack of Funding is the Real VA Scandal

As the firestorm about wait times at VA facilities continues, political representatives from both parties insist that waits must be eliminated for veterans seeking care. Now that Republicans have succeeded in forcing the resignationShow More Summary

Eviction by ?Rent-a-Cop?

An Illinois bill could ?privatize? evictions and pave the way for Wall Street abuses. Housing activists in Chicago are sounding the alarm over a proposed state law that they say would effectively privatize the eviction process and erase decades of gains surrounding tenants? rights. Show More Summary

Election Predictions

Californians will vote in record low numbers on June 3, and here are my predictions on Campos-Chiu and Prop B in San Francisco and other key races. California faces a very low turnout election on Tuesday, and voters have themselves to blame. Show More Summary

Soda Tax Myths: Will Soda Taxes Really Cost Consumers More?

Which costs more - having an unhealthy population, or doing something about it? A common argument against soda taxes and warning labels on sugary beverages is that they will end up costing us more at the store. But out of control rates...Show More Summary

Mark Leno Gets It Done

Mayor Lee, tenant groups, organized labor, tech, Latino organizations and other elected officials all helped win State Senate passage of SB 1439, the Ellis Act reform bill. But Senator Mark Leno's great legislative skills made the difference. Show More Summary

Happy 100th Birthday to the Tenderloin's First Movie Theatre

June 1st 2014 marks the 100th birthday of the Tenderloin's first and only surviving movie theatre, a site which has been all things to all people over the past ten decades, but which few San Franciscans remember to include in their rose...Show More Summary

Beyond Chron is Taking A Break!

Beyond Chron is taking its annual spring break and the last day of new material will be published on May 16. We will return on Monday, June 2 with a completely redesigned look.

Hats Off to SFUSD for New Cap Policy

With all the challenges that we face in getting students to feel welcomed, comfortable and safe at school, why we would we set up erecting barriers that we know push some students away, particularly students of color?In a city knownShow More Summary

Billy Cobham's "Tales from the Skeleton Coast"

Today marks the 70th birthday of one of the greatest drummers of this, or any generation; the remarkable Billy Cobham. From his earliest recordings with Horace Silver, Miles Davis and Milt Jackson, to his scintillating and seminal work...Show More Summary


?@Marylony? is (unless this is an Astroturf account) the Twitter account of actual Thai high school student Mary Malony. 410 consecutive Tweets from Malony?s Twitter stream provide the grist for Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit?s not-quite-true-ish...Show More Summary


NANTUCKET THE MARSH BERKELEY PRESENTS MARK KENWARD'S SOLO PERFORMANCE Author Actor Mark Kenward has the ability to make the ordinary extraordinary. The first Act tells the story of a very average family newly arrived in Nantucket. Kenward tells us all about his family and a book that he wrote. Show More Summary

Plan to Increase Tenderloin Policing is Stalled

A plan to sharply increase the number of Tenderloin police offers on the streets has stalled despite broad support. And the neighborhood?s seniors, children, disabled residents and working people are paying the price.I described on March...Show More Summary

New Report Finds Poverty, Hardships Among SF's Asian-Pacific Islanders

In a report released May 14, the Asian Pacific Islander Council, a coalition of 30 community-based organizations formed a year ago, found that San Francisco?s API population face considerably high rates of economic and health disparities. Show More Summary

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Is your Digital Content Available to Everyone?

Today is the third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or GAAD. Los Angeles web developer Joe Devon and accessibility virtuoso Jennison Asuncion conceived the day. Virtual and live events are being held around the globe to bring...Show More Summary

Blame SF Health Department for Subsidizing Slum Housing

The question behind City Attorney Dennis Herrera?s lawsuit against a family paid with city funds to operate unhealthy and unsafe SRO?s is why the San Francisco Health Department (DPH) tolerated these conditions. DPH was fully informed...Show More Summary

Activists Mobilize Against CA's Proposed $500 Million Jail Expansion

After the revised proposed state budget was released yesterday, activists from around the state are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to remove the $500 million outlined for jail expansion. With $15 billion in cuts to social safety net programs,...Show More Summary

Defend Net Neutrality. Here?s How the FCC Makes Its Rules.

It?s been hard to go a day without hearing news about the Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, and his highly contested plan for the future of network neutrality. Google and Netflix signed a letter with nearly 150 other Internet companies...Show More Summary

Why SF Needs New Commissioners

Regularly changing the composition of San Francisco's commissions brings fresh perspectives and limits the coziness between appointees and the agencies they oversee. But some San Francisco activists now see these appointments as virtual civil service jobs. Show More Summary

An RD Explains Why All Foods Don't Fit in a Healthy Diet: Andy Bellatti

Are America's nutrition professionals in the pocket of Big Food? That's the question posed by public health lawyer Michele Simon's 2013 report "And Now a Word From Our Sponsors". Simon examines the apparently cozy relationship that exists...Show More Summary

A New President Will Not Stabilize Egypt

Egypt remains in a heightened state of political turmoil.Since the mass popular revolt in Feb. 2011 that toppled the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, there have been four governments, three votes on revised constitutions, two parliamentary...Show More Summary

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