NY Times Gets Tenderloin Wrong

Posted August 18, 2015 by

It is clear from the August 17 story’s headline, “When Tech Came To the Tenderloin,” that NY Times deputy tech editor Quentin Hardy needs a geography lesson. After all, none of the prominent tech companies mentioned in the article operate
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What’s Behind the Repeal Movement

Posted August 18, 2015 by Judith Lewis Mernit

Vivian Thorp was 28 years old when she ripped a ligament in her knee lifting heavy freight at Walmart in Vallejo, California. Until then, she’d liked her job and was good at it. “I was always strong and agile, and
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3 Ways to Help SF Teachers

Posted August 17, 2015 by

School starts for many this week, and in the San Francisco Bay Area the big story is the teacher shortage. This news should not be surprising. As state education funding over the past decade fell far short of meeting needs,
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Futurism: Did They Get It Right?

Posted August 17, 2015 by Stephen Fesler

We’re all familiar with vintage cartoons like The Jetsons (Orbit City) and Batman (Gotham City) that depict an urban futurism that seems, now, all too unlikely — at least in the way they were originally conceived. But recently, a classic
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San Francisco’s Rising Activism

Posted August 13, 2015 by

It will come as a surprise to those who believe San Francisco has lost its soul and is at the mercy of big money, but the past year has seen a sharp rise in effective grassroots activism. From battling Ellis
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Why Pretty Princess Turned Bitter

Posted August 13, 2015 by Valerie Elyse Haberman

When I was young, before I was overweight, jaded, and slutty, life truly was a bowl of cherries. I recall a time in which I used to force my older brother to ditch his wrestling figure toys to play a
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