SF Teachers’ Union Elects New Leadership

Posted May 28, 2015 by Tom Edminster

On Tuesday, May 19, members of United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) — the 6,000-member union representing San Francisco public-school teachers, teachers’ aides, librarians, social workers, and nurses — elected Lita Blanc as their new president. This was an upset
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Reviews of the 20th SF Silent Film Festival

Posted May 27, 2015 by

For twenty years, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival has ably expanded cinemagoers’ understanding of the silent film era beyond the likes of Charlie Chaplin and “Metropolis.”  This year’s anniversary edition, which runs May 29 to June 1 at the
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted May 26, 2015 by

Subject: Testing Libby Schaaf I appreciate very much the attention you are paying to two of Libby Schaaf’s current quandries. I think there’s more to these stories which I hope you may find of interest. Regarding her mandate, I wonder
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted May 26, 2015 by

REFLECTIONS ON MEMORIAL DAY As we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who have perished in war, I think not only of American servicemen and servicewomen, I also reflect on the life of my uncle, Dr. Pham Van Can, who
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Testing Libby Schaaf

Posted May 26, 2015 by

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf only took office in January, but she already faces two career-defining tests. One involves the Raiders stadium, the other nighttime street protests. Mayor Jean Quan, Schaaf’s predecessor, mishandled both challenges, which is why she is now
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