Ethics Charter Amendment Unforgiving of Human Frailty

Posted June 29, 2005 by Bob Planthold

A proposed charter amendment that supposedly would improve the quality of those who serve in SF’s various “good government” bodies [ Ethics, Elections, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, and the Ballot Simplification Committee actually serves to reinforce common prejudices against those
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“Pearl Fishers”

“Pearl Fishers”

Posted June 29, 2005 by

Dear Buzz Hartgrove:Your review of the Pearl Fishers was spot on! My immediate reaction, after recovering from the stunning opening duet, was “this is way psychedelic, what fun.” The pop art palms, gyrating dancers and my personal favorite, maidens tossing
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Mid-Market Street Threatened by Redevelopment Cloud of Doom

Posted June 29, 2005 by Ken Werner, Trinity Plaza Tenants Association (TPTA)

Last Thursday more than 100 tenants and social justice activists devoted their time to express their reservations on the Planning Department’s and Redevelopment Agency’s plans to place the Mid-Market area under that notorious cloud of doom known as a Redevelopment
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Squashing Youth Activism Jeopardizes Progressives’ Future

Posted June 28, 2005 by Randy Shaw

School officials in San Francisco and Berkeley have recently taken actions that should trouble those concerned about the future of progressive politics. In San Francisco, the Superintendent suspended a meeting of the Student Advisory Council because she feared it would
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Mayor removes pro-tenant Commissioner from Board of Appeals

Posted June 27, 2005 by Randy Shaw

Mayor Newsom has decided to remove longtime African-American activist Sabrina Saunders from the Board of Appeals and is planning on replacing her with the daughter of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Saunders, the Board’s most consistently pro-tenant voice, has
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