Police Secrecy Met with Legislator Silence

Posted June 29, 2007 by Emmy Rhine

Fiona Ma Fails to Move Police Accountability Bill On June 26th, the State Assembly Public Safety Committee, on which San Francisco member Fiona Ma serves, remained silent in the face of police union pressure to keep secret information regarding officer
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Comic Book Review: “Black Summer”

Posted June 29, 2007 by Peter Wong

Superheroes traditionally “fight crime” and “don’t kill.” What can a superhero do, though, when the powerful criminal organization in question is a Bush-Cheney style White House? John Horus, member of the superhero group “The Seven Guns,” dramatically answers this query
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Health Department Cuts…

Health Department Cuts…

Posted June 29, 2007 by

To the Editor: (Re: the Beilenson Hearing on $6.9 million in cuts to the Health Department proposed by Mayor Newsom on Tuesday evening, June 19th.) I sat and listened for at least two hours to the heart-breaking testimonies of the
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After 40 Years, Republican Racism and Homophobia Backfires

Posted June 28, 2007 by Randy Shaw

When President Lyndon Johnson signed the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, he predicted that the Democratic Party’s stand for civil rights would cost it Southern support for decades. Johnson’s prediction proved remarkably accurate, and over four decades after the
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Should San Francisco Abolish Elections in Odd-Numbered Years?

Posted June 28, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

On June 26th, Supervisor Jake McGoldrick proposed a Charter Amendment at the Rules Committee to abolish city elections in odd-numbered years. The measure would move San Francisco’s elections for Mayor, District Attorney, and Sheriff to coincide with presidential elections, and
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It’s Time for a “Caring” Economic Policy

Posted June 28, 2007 by Lainey Feingold

On June 25, 2007 at 9:00 p.m., there were over 13,000 entries returned when the term “S&P 500” was typed into the Google News search box. The initials “NASDAQ” in that box brought up over 50,000 news hits, while NASDAQ
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