Oakland Should Call Raiders Bluff

Posted February 24, 2015 by

For a city moving forward on multiple fronts, Oakland now finds itself facing another “Raiders to LA” threat. The city’s response should be obvious: tell the Raiders to leave for Los Angeles and don’t slam door on the way out.
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What SNA Should Ask From Congress

Posted February 24, 2015 by

Much has been written about the School Nutrition Association’s controversial 2015 Position Paper, which calls for allowing school meal programs to continue serving less healthy food to students as a way to balance their budgets. Less has been said about
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SF Should Send Airbnb Taxes to Nonprofits

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Airbnb ‘s announcement last week that it has paid San Francisco tens of millions of dollars in back taxes  came at a perfect time.  That’s because on February 25 at 10am the Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee is considering giving
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Big Soda Offensive to Stop Seattle Soda Tax

Posted February 23, 2015 by Casey Hinds

On February 19th, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee singled out added sugars as a major concern because of links to obesity and chronic disease. According to the panel, “Higher sugar-sweetened beverage taxes may encourage consumers to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.”
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Cinequest 25 Film Festival Preview

Posted February 23, 2015 by

This year marks the silver anniversary of San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival.  In the 25 years since co-founders Halfdun Hussey and Kathleen Powell started up the festival, some things about it have changed.  The Camera 3 theatre served as the
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Beyondchron (who ever you are): Saw your article on the Internet in Google Alerts for “SFFD”.  Nice going!  Excellent article the likes of which USED TO BE written by Matier & Ross for the Chronicle.  As a retired SF Firefighter
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Media Misleads Public on SF Fires

Posted February 20, 2015 by

The recent fire at 22nd and Mission Streets should have been a game-changer. It should have created a public groundswell for improvements in fire department inspection practices. It also should have led to front-page editorials demanding apartment sprinkler laws to
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