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Soda Tax Myths: Do All Foods Really Fit in a Healthy Diet?

Saturated fat will kill you - wait, no it won't. A big glass of orange juice is a healthy way to start the day - or maybe not. It feels like every week brings some new revelation that turns formerly gospel food wisdom on its head. Nutrition...Show More Summary

Berkeley City Council Votes for a Flawed Minimum wage Ordinance

If further proof were needed that Berkeley has drifted from its reputation as a "People's Republic," the City Council's passage last weak of a weak minimum wage law makes this clear. In the year 2000, the Berkeley City Council votedShow More Summary

Chuck Schumer's Office, White House Spar Over Immigration Policy Changes

A long-awaited memo on deportations isn't supported by a key member of Sen. Chuck Schumer's staff. A key Senate Democrat and the White House are at odds over how the Obama administration should release new policies on deportations.The...Show More Summary

57TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAPUP (PT. 1)??OUR SUNHI,? ?WHEN EVENING FALLS ON...

A love triangle or quadrangle, excess drinking, and wryly embarrassing behavior: these are the raw materials for many films from veteran Korean auteur Hong Sang-Soo. ?Our Sunhi,? Hong?s 2013 Locarno Film Festival award-winner, takesShow More Summary

DEFENDERS OF THE PUBLIC WORLD 'NOW PLAYING AT SAN FRANCISCO PLAYHOUSE'

HEY, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS A WEEK? There are four aspiring young novelists that are struggling with a ten week private writing class by a famed author (Leonard), who will whittle you down to nothing. You had be very careful - because Leonard will tear your hopes apart. Show More Summary

California Nurses Rally Against Kaiser?s $21.7 Billion In Excess Reserve And Endorse Health Insur...

At a May 6 rally and press conference, Kaiser nurses and consumer advocates exposed the fact that Kaiser Permanente has accumulated a reserve that is $21.7 billion ? 1626 percent ? more than required by the state, while cutting patient care services and raising premiums on consumers. Show More Summary

Senator Leno?s Smartphone Theft Legislation Passes Senate

SB 962 Requires All New Smartphones Sold in California to Come Pre-Equipped With Theft-Deterring Technology The California Senate passed legislation on May 8 that requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological solutions to render the device useless if stolen.

Mark Egan's "About Now"

Bassist Mark Egan is a well known commodity in the world of jazz, and first came to my attention in those halcyon days with guitarist Pat Matheny's earliest group, featuring keyboardist Lyle Mays and drummer Danny Gottlieb. Egan returns...Show More Summary

San Francisco Falling Short on Transportation Access

The rights of people with disabilities seems to be selectively addressed and enforced, in San Francisco. Recent public hearings of the Board of Supervisors indicate that the so-called Transportation Network Companies [ TNCs] are neither accessible, in all their services, nor available to all.

57TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAPUP (PT. 1)??OUR SUNHI,? ?WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM,? AND ?FIRESTORM?

A love triangle or quadrangle, excess drinking, and wryly embarrassing behavior: these are the raw materials for many films from veteran Korean auteur Hong Sang-Soo. ?Our Sunhi,? Hong?s 2013 Locarno Film Festival award-winner, takes these elements to create a look at self-delusion and emotional projection.

DEFENDERS OF THE PUBLIC WORLD

HEY, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS A WEEK? There are four aspiring young novelists that are struggling with a ten week private writing class by a famed author (Leonard), who will whittle you down to nothing. You had be very careful - because Leonard will tear your hopes apart. Show More Summary

If De Blasio Housing Plan is a ?Moon Shot,? SF?s Lee Aspires to Neptune

The NY Times lead editorial of May 6 described NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio?s plan to build or renovate 200,000 new housing units over the next decade as akin to a ?Moon Shot.? But San Francisco Mayor Lee?s less heralded plan to create 30,000 new units in the next six years in a city with less than 1/10th of NYC?s population is even more ambitious.

Victor Hwang, Activst, Civil Rights Litigator, and New Police Commissioner

Last week, Victor Hwang was appointed to the Police Commission, unseating Angela Chan who served for the past four years. Hwang previously worked as Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted hate crimes and human trafficking. With over twenty years over legal experience, he says he hopes to bring a balanced perspective to the Commission.

Mail Ballots, Progressives and National Salad Month

While there are many reasons to celebrate the Month of May, (see list below) including the fact that it?s National Salad Month, I would like to suggest a new one of extraordinary significance: Get Out the Vote Month.

Your Meeting Is in a Boycotted Hotel. Now What?

In May of last year I answered my phone, at work in Seattle, and found myself talking to a union organizer in Texas.

Ellis Reform Bill Wins Big Victory in Senate Judiciary

The drive to stop speculator evictions in San Francisco under the state Ellis Act passed a big hurdle on May 6 as Senator Mark Leno?s SB 1439 clearing the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 5-2 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate floor with momentum at its back.

California Nurses Rally Against Kaiser?s $21.7 Billion In Excess Reserve And Endorse Health Insurance Rate Regulation Initiative To Return Billions Of Dollars T

At a May 6 rally and press conference, Kaiser nurses and consumer advocates exposed the fact that Kaiser Permanente has accumulated a reserve that is $21.7 billion ? 1626 percent ? more than required by the state, while cutting patient care services and raising premiums on consumers.

Rally Sends Message to Brunei Sultan

About 80 activists representing feminists, gays and lesbians, workers and Hollywood celebrities rallied in front of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel Monday afternoon to protest the Sultan of Brunei?s introduction of a brutal version of Sharia law.

Oakland is not Brooklyn, and Valencia St. is not San Francisco

The media loves using specific streets and businesses to define entire cities. But Temescal Alley is not Oakland, Oakland is not ?Brooklyn by the Bay,? and Valencia Street is a misleading representation of San Francisco.

Triumph and Tragedy in ?America?s Bicycle Capital?

Rumour has it there is a sign on the wall inside the Portland Bureau of Planning that declares: ?We planned? And it worked!? They?re not wrong. Portland is the poster child for post-war smart growth, the result of meticulous planning and vision, which began in earnest with several key regulatory decisions made in the late 1960s. Show More Summary

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