In 1931, San Francisco voters approved a new charter which reduced Board of Supervisors membership from 16 to 11, elected citywide, and paid $2,400 per year, without membership in the retirement system, but with membership in the publicly-funded health system.
The Cow Palace is engaged in negotiations with an adjoining private property owner and Daly City to develop jointly approximately 25 acres west of the Geneva Avenue entrance for housing and a supermarket.
It sounds unbelievable, but it’s unfortunately true. Low-wage Californians leave roughly $2 billion in refunds on the table because they don’t claim their state and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
I don’t know the author, but someone claimed: “There is one fixed rule in government: the less it’s worth, the more it costs.”
Starting this month, residential electricity customers in San Francisco will join CleanPowerSF, a community choice clean energy program operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).
I Pledge Allegiance Often repeated is Justice Louis D. Brandeis’ observation in the Dec. 20, 1913 edition of Harper’s Weekly: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. […]
… if you read the ordinance, you will find that, if adopted, it would perpetuate and aggravate the housing crisis.
After spending six months trying to convince the SF Recreation and Parks Dept. to adopt objective standards for noise levels from the Outside Lands Festival, on Jan. 17, the SF Recreation and Park Commission (SFRPC) ignored complaints from more than 200 SF residents and approved a 10-year extension of the Festival Use Permit with no noise limits.
It’s time to record genuine history rather than historical debasement books like “Season of the Witch.” San Francisco’s first experiment with district election of supervisors was voter-enacted in November 1976, resulting in election of Harvey Milk in the so-called Castro Street area (he had run unsuccessfully citywide) and Dan White in the Portola in 1977.
I have had the privilege of covering the west side of San Francisco for the past 30 years, meeting many of the great people who make this part of the City such a great place to live. Now, it is time to pass the torch to a new leader.
Once upon a time, presidential campaigns were relatively short. Not now in the era of Trump, especially for Democrats, like an unknown congressman from Texas who was vanquished two months ago for U.S. Senate or another similar type unknown except in Alameda County and the SF Chronicle, and rookie U.S. senate members, including one from San Francisco.
Because of their long-time use in radar we know a lot about their effects on health. A highly regarded expert in the field of microwaves is Barrie Tower, who gave a 26-page testimony in a civil action against the Portland Public Schools use of Wi-Fi. He became involved in this area after he found out that the power densities and frequencies used for Wi-Fi in schools were similar to those used as weapons during the Cold War.
Helping seniors is rewarding by Richard Corriea Last summer there was an advertisement in the Richmond Review seeking volunteers to become long-term care ombudsmen (L.T.C.O.). In response, I called on Benson Nadell at the San Francisco L.T.C.O. program office, […]
As observed by a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Constitution Day this year, Thomas Jefferson in 1789 wrote: “Wherever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”
As a lawyer and retired judge, I was keenly attentive to last month’s confirmation proceedings respecting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Neither his opponents nor Kavanaugh demonstrated good judgment and appropriate conduct.