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Chief Suhr Rejects Plan to Increase Tenderloin Police

Soon after taking office in 2012, Sherriff Ross Mirkarimi proposed a new jail transfer practice to increase police officers on Tenderloin streets. But while SFPD Chief Suhr supports the plan for other neighborhoods, he has rejected it for the Tenderloin.

Keystone XL Gets Electoral

Green candidates are cropping up all over the ?red? state of Nebraska. In the eyes of political consultants and party operatives, environmentalists in the United States are mostly urbanites who sip espresso and oddballs who dabble in other substances. By that logic, America?s heartland?much less a reliably red state like Nebraska?is no place for clean energy advocates.


If Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza?s film adaptation ?Know How? doesn?t completely wrench the viewer?s heart, this dramatic musical at least gives viewers the youth viewpoint on the foster care system.

How Many Must Die Before San Francisco Cleans Up Lower Turk?

The Sunday night drive-by shooting at Turk and Taylor Streets is the latest in a series of shootings that has turned that area into San Francisco?s O.K. Corral.

Opposition Emerges to SF?s In-Law Unit Legalization

The March 24 Board of Supervisor?s Land Use and Economic Development hearing on legislation legalizing in-law units faced substantial opposition from a host of homeowner?s and apartment associations. Such opposition could again stifle progress in addressing this long overdue strategy for addressing San Francisco?s housing crisis.

Supes Need Primer in SF?s Homeless Strategy

Last week?s Budget and Finance Committee hearing on expanding homeless outreach services showed that elected officials lack information about San Francisco?s strategy on homelessness.

Rick Perry?s Tall Texas Tales of Job Creation

It was a busy time for hard-right politicians visiting the Bay Area last week. First, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stepped into the lion?s den of Berkeley, where he flashed civil liberties cred by denouncing domestic spying before a University of California audience. Show More Summary

Mid-Market Landlord Files Mass Eviction Lawsuits Against Tenants

Despite lacking legal grounds to evict, a controversial Mid-Market landlord has resumed plans to displace over thirty tenants from their homes.

Insurgent Slate Wins Big in Leadership Race for L.A. Teachers Local

An activist slate pledging to reenergize teachers to fight attacks on public schools has just won leadership of United Teachers-Los Angeles, the second-largest teachers local in the country.

Is the GOP Backpedaling on the ?GOP??

A year ago this month, the Republican National Committee released its post-2012 election political autopsy report: the ?Growth & Opportunity Project.? The ?GOP??a quite clever acronym, indeed?was the national party?s response to critics, both internal and external, about what ailed the party and what it could do to cure itself.

New Film Honors Anita Hill for Speaking Truth to Power

Admirers of Professor Anita Hill would contend the law school professor achieved greatness by bringing the subject of sexual harassment into the public sphere. On the other hand, a case can be made that the professor had greatness thrust upon her for doing what she felt was her duty. Show More Summary


SHEER CLASSIC If you think that this movie is not Great Film, then you don't understand charming, colorful lovers and despair. Believe me - this is one of the greatest movies to hit the screen.

Resonance Jazz Comes to the CMC

Resonance Jazz Ensemble, is a one-of-a-kind jazz octet; one of their recent performances featured a selection of arrangements and original jazz works for chamber jazz ensemble by composers from the 20th and 21st centuries. That performance...Show More Summary

How a Paranoid Right-Winger Defines America?s News

Although Gabriel Sherman?s biography of FOX News President Roger Ailes (The Loudest Voice in the Room) was widely reviewed in January, it seems almost forgotten. Sherman?s exposure of the traditional media?s submission to Ailes? news judgment is the likely reason, as editors wish the book and story would just go away.

New 'Southern Strategy'? Waves of Liberal Protest Ripple Across South

Demonstrations in Georgia and South Carolina highlight growing movement against conservative control Waves of liberal protest are rippling across the South as a newly energized base?fueled by the momentum of the Moral Monday protests in North Carolina?are declaring to the largely Republican establishment that they will no longer be ignored.

Governors Shield Over One Million Families From Food Stamp Cuts

Over a million families will escape food stamp cuts thanks to the growing number of governors who are taking steps to negate the complicated safety net cut built into the recent farm bill. In the past week, the leaders of Rhode Island, Montana, and Massachusetts each announced they would block the cuts for roughly 235,000 households across the three states.

SF Doubles Down Against Graffiti

Supervisor London Breed introduced legislation yesterday to address the growing problem of graffiti in San Francisco?s streets. In front of a MUNI bus covered with graffiti, Supervisor Breed, along with City Attorney Dennis Herrera,Show More Summary

Talking Spirituality: Ecstasy

What do you think of when you hear the word ?ecstatic?? Perhaps that rush that flushes your cheeks and beats your heart you see the person you love? Maybe you think of the feeling when somebody has just given you the best news of your life?Congratulations, Mr. Show More Summary

Generation War's Missed Opportunity

(Note: The following review is based on the complete 4 ½ hour TV mini-series which screened at last year?s Mill Valley Film Festival.) Mad Magazine once parodied the difference between Old and New Hollywood film by showing how a new set of clichés replaced decades-old film clichés. Show More Summary

From Crimea to Clearwater, It?s All Obama?s Fault

From Crimea to Clearwater, Florida, the message is clear: every setback to U.S. or Democratic Party interests is Barack Obama?s fault.

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