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ACCJC Should be Replaced

Amidst all the talk about extending the accreditation of City College San Francisco (CCSF), something very important has been insufficiently reported.That is the fact that ACCJC is under effective "show cause" and may have its authorization revoked in 2015. Show More Summary

Chipotle Cultivating Violence, Not Integrity, Activists Say

Over 30 Protesters Converge on Corporate Festival, Disrupt Keynote Speaker The tens of thousands of Bay Area residents who streamed into the Chipotle Cultivate Festival this past Saturday were greeted with a surprising sight: dozensShow More Summary

Why Do We Only Remember Bra-Burning?

Our Memory of the Women?s Liberation Movement Is Jarringly IncompleteImagine an America where women had the right to vote but could be rejected for a job because of their gender. Imagine an America where women were refused admission to colleges and technical schools and denied access to credit cards. Show More Summary

The World Cup Exposes Brazil's Injustices

On June 12th the World Cup kicks off in Brazil; the country has been beset by protest in the run up to the tournament.Last year up to a million people demonstrated across Brazil: protesting the vast expense of the World Cup, calling for better public services and an end to corruption. Show More Summary

Dark TV

I'm not sure when TV turned into the grizzly, macabre and explosive juggernaut we have before us today. Perhaps it was before the dawning of shows like the X-Files in the 1990s, the brutal bludgeoning of the Sopranos, or the gritty reality of The Wire. Show More Summary

Commission Meets in Private; Is Fate Sealed for CCSF?

The commission charged with accrediting California?s two-year community colleges convened its three-day semiannual meeting in Sacramento Wednesday morning. Conspicuously absent from the public agenda, however, is any mention of the action...Show More Summary


This is a tale of a group of sophisticated gay New Yorkers who befriend an innocent young man from Iowa freshly out of the closet. Over the next 10 years he has an intimate relationship with everyone at the party. The story is told in reverse. Show More Summary

SFUSD Counts Pizza as a Vegetable

When San Francisco Unified School District passed its first Wellness Policy in 2004, it won the "Superintendent's Challenge" award from then-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell. SFUSD was one of the first districts...Show More Summary

Successful SF Public Housing Projects Offer Hope for Future

Writing a book promoting public housing is a challenging task. This is particularly true for San Francisco, whose Housing Authority was long on HUD?s ?most troubled? list and which had to taken over by the mayor?s office in 2013 due to long ingrained failures. Show More Summary

Primary Election a Boon for Workers, Bust for Big Corporations

The results are in. While workers are celebrating some huge victories this morning, the corporate crowd is wondering what went wrong in some key races. Last night's California primary election presented some very clear choices to voters that are critical to the direction of our state. Show More Summary

SF's Prop B Wins Big, Campos/Chiu Head for November

San Francisco voters want to approve certain waterfront projects, but the more progressive sector of the city voting in the Campos-Chiu Assembly race favored the candidate who took no position on the issue. To nobody?s surprise, SanShow More Summary


The 13th edition of the San Francisco Documentary Festival (hereafter ?DocFest?) inaugurates the DocFest Vanguard Award to honor excellence in documentary film. Initial recipient hybrid documentarian Robert Greene is represented in part with a mini-retrospective of his previous documentary features. Show More Summary

Will the Trickle Become the L.A. River? And for Whom?

The backstory on how Mayor Eric Garcetti succeeded in winning $1 billion for the LA River Restoration is a fascinating lesson in politics. Simply put, President Barack Obama owed the mayor, and the president came through.Back in 2007, Garcetti took a chance on Obama against the overwhelming liberal consensus on Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Oakland's High Stakes Mayor?s Race

Today is Election Day in California, but most voters are focused on November. And nowhere are the stakes higher than in Oakland, a city at the crossroads whose future will be set by the next mayor. When I last wrote about the Oakland...Show More Summary

Supes Backs Job Protections for Hotel, Concession Workers

Over fifty hospitality workers and members of UNITE HERE Local 2 attended the June 2nd Board of Supervisor?s Land Use and Economic Development Committee hearing to support a new ordinance that would create a transitional 90-day employment period for hospitality workers. Show More Summary

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

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