Disability Perspective: Is Our Voice Being Heard?

Posted March 30, 2009 by Bob Planthold

This occasional column has taken to task various city departments and programs for their institutional unresponsiveness and insensitivity to people with disabilities. It’s now time now for a progress report, of sorts, on some positive changes that are being worked
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One Thousand March Against City Budget Cuts

Posted March 27, 2009 by Doug Jastrow

Before they began their march down Market Street, organizers of yesterday’s Big Ass March to Save City Services and Jobs greeted everyone who approached them, from curious on-lookers to fellow SEIU union members, with the same welcoming phrase: “You’re in
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Brave New Voices Come to the Kabuki Sundance

Posted March 27, 2009 by E. "Doc" Smith

Last Tuesday night at the Fillmore’s Sundance Kabuki, saw the premiere screening of a new Home Box Office series, “Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices”. HBO and Youth Speaks, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance,
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School Beat: SFUSD and the Stimulus Package

Posted March 26, 2009 by Lisa Schiff

Schools across California are facing layoffs and cutbacks of all sorts, including schools in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Despite the cushion of the Rainy Day Fund, SFUSD is still facing a significant shortfall of over $25 million
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Warmongers OK, Obama Not

Posted March 26, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

President Barack Obama will be speaking this May at three academic institutions of higher learning, but only one invitation has thus far generated controversy: His commencement address at Notre Dame University, a Catholic college, on May 17. At issue is
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