Some wag proclaimed: “A democracy is a system where a fellow who didn’t vote can spend the rest of the year kicking about the candidate the other fellows elected.”
Save for those who benefit and are in control, every long-term resident must be taken aback by the transformation of a once friendly, once affordable small city, one filled with quirky characters and small businesses into a cold, metal-and-glass-and concrete theme park for techies and tourists.
The November election is not far away. My first vote for president was in 1972. Most elections since then, I voted against rather than for a candidate.
This time, UCSF means it. In fact, they have issued a request for proposals to remove the Zakheim murals, possibly even before the environmental impact report (EIR) is certified.
“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.” So stated George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) in 1866.
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1966.
Unseen, lurking in the shadows, she attached herself to the metal handrail. She knew that it would be only a matter of time until some careless fool would lean against the spot where she had been.
The internet was supposed to connect us. Instead, it has separated us into ever-smaller tribes.
The current fad and demand to remove statues in San Francisco and elsewhere was analyzed by the chancellor of Oxford University on BBC last month in commenting upon a student demand to remove a bronze statue of Cecil Rhodes as a symbol of “institutional racism” and “white slavery.”
As a working single mom to a child with a disability, social distancing is a luxury I cannot afford.
George Floyd’s slow suffocation at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25 ignited nationwide protests decrying both police brutality and systemic racism.
Our merchants provide the products and services we need to live good and fulfilling lives. They are the lifeblood of our community.
The only thing certain about legalizing sports betting in California is that it will create a lot of losers.
Quentin Kopp praises Harry S. Truman.
Paul Kozakiewicz urges residents to patronize local businesses now that San Francisco has flattened the curve.