SF’s Unfinished Business For 2016

Posted July 19, 2016 by

2016 has already been a productive political year in San Francisco. The highlights: a long needed Department of Homelessness was launched, consensus for police reforms emerged, and legislation sought to close a critical loophole promoting illegal short-term rentals. In June,
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1980 Letter Reveals Tenderloin’s Other Side

Posted July 19, 2016 by

I recently came across a Letter to the Editor I wrote published in the San Francisco Examiner on September 3, 1980: Tenderloin’s other side Dexter Waugh’s otherwise excellent article on children in the Tenderloin spoke of the “many myths” about
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Reviews From 2016 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Posted July 19, 2016 by

The documentary “A German Life” unsettles viewers by considering complicity in Nazism based on career choice.   Directors Christian Krones, Olaf Muller, Roland Schrotthofer, and Florian Weigensamer raise disturbing questions on this topic through a very mundane Nazi. Subject Brunhilde Pomsel
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City Hall Plays Let’s Make a Deal

Posted July 18, 2016 by

Among the best game shows of the 1960’s and 1970’s (and in syndication decades later) was Monty Hall’s Let’s Make a Deal. It worked like this: after a contestant was given a refrigerator, sofa or similar prize, Hall would entice
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted July 14, 2016 by

Subject: Please distinguish between referendums and initiatives Good article. Citizen ballot initiatives are initiated by the people. Referendums are referred to the people by legislatures. One reason this isn’t just academic is that ALEC and others around the country are
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