The Tenderloin at Night

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Last week, I and 22 others walked the Tenderloin from 8-10pm to survey locations for new streetlights. It was an illuminating experience. It wasn’t news that the Tenderloin is so poorly lit—-a class at Hastings Law School conducted a lighting
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Should Schools Ban Hot Dogs?

Posted August 25, 2014 by

A grim story in the news this past week – at a Phoenix elementary school, a 7 year old died after choking on a corn dog in his school lunch. As horrifying as this event must have been for the
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Back To Schools White People Cannot See

Posted August 22, 2014 by Jeff Bryant

As the season for new school openings rolls out, there are reasons for a new consciousness-raising about those schools – the kind of consciousness-raising that can be brought about when there’s a shock to the system like Ferguson, Missouri. Of
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Chingari’s “Bombay Makossa”

Posted August 22, 2014 by

One of the world’s best percussionists, Ranjit Barot has joined forces with bassist Etienne Mbappe and U. Shrinivas on mandolin, to create a fabulous new album, due to be released on September 10th. “The word chingari literally means ‘a spark’
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted August 21, 2014 by

Subject: Response to: SOMA FAMILY BATTLES 4TH ELLIS EVICTION ATTEMPT by Jen Fieber Beyond Chron Staff, I am unsure of how much control the landlord holds in this situation; if his hand has somehow been forced by means unbeknownst to
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Mayors Unite Behind Fred Ross Sr.

Posted August 21, 2014 by

The Giants and Dodgers are bitter rivals, but that did not stop San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from organizing a Big City Mayors campaign in support of legendary organizer Fred Ross Sr. The campaign
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