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.
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.
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Last month, I mentioned the self-congratulatory dedication of the Transbay Terminal, another San Francisco project years behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars more expensive than represented to taxpayers for more than a decade.
A provision empowering the SF Board of Supervisors to amend San Francisco’s voter-enacted government-transparency law, the Sunshine Ordinance, is prompting at least two journalist organizations to oppose a city charter amendment dubbed a “privacy first policy” that will appear as Proposition B on the local ballot this November. Ordinarily, only voters may amend voter-passed ordinances.
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin correctly notes that without high speed rail and Caltrain, the Transbay Terminal “will go down as the most expensive bus terminal in the history of humankind.”
Riots ruined graduation June 10, 1970 was to be graduation day at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale. But that did not take place. In the spring of my senior year at SIU I was hurtling […]
It is time to scrap this Frankenstein “hybrid” plan that was concocted for the Richmond and to start work on a real transportation plan, one that considers everyone’s needs and best interests, not just the narrow-minded aims of a wayward transportation agency.