Recent college grads need more than a résumé to obtain that all-important first job.
Career coach, author and speaker Ford R. Myers provides these up-and-comers with the top 10 tools they will need to stand out from the crowd and start on the right career path: Read More
Padma Lakshmi (“Top Chef”), Susan Sarandon (“The Big Wedding”), Whoopi Goldberg (“The View”) and another 100 million women worldwide contend with endometriosis, a condition in which endometrial cells (that line the uterus) grow outside the uterus, causing adhesions, scarring, severe pain and a 30 to 40 percent risk of infertility. Read More
Myra F. from Mountain View asks this week’s question:
Q: “I work for a high-tech company in Silicon Valley that has just been acquired by another, bigger high-tech company. They are offering some of us who worked for the old company jobs in the new company. There is a rumor that they will hire us, make us sign noncompete agreements and then fire us. Can they do this? Can I refuse to sign the agreement?” Read More
I spend a fair amount of time digging through reports to find interesting stories to share with you dear readers. Like the IRS, I have learned which phrases are likely to yield actionable content. For example, The 2012 Annual Report from the Office of Citizen Complaints contains the words “citizen” and “complaint,” so you know there’s some gold in them thar pages. Read More
On Aug. 24, 2011, I moderated a debate among mayoral hopefuls at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The event was sponsored by the Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club and I wasted no time asking candidate John Avalos to address his 2010 resolution “condemning the Israeli Defense Forces’ military attack on the Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010.” Israel’s position was that the flotilla violated a legal blockade. The resolution never passed, but in an auditorium full of Jewish people, he apologized and was suddenly philosophical. Read More
Q: My husband went to the emergency room for shortness of breath, and they sent him home, saying it was a result of his weight. Four hours later, we had to call an ambulance. He almost died — of an asthma attack! How can this happen? — Mary M., Nashville, Tenn. Read More
Graduations are beginning to take place around The City. And while we celebrate our high school graduates, we also know that what happens next for our youths is one of the most important tests of how well our education system has worked for them.
While the path to success looks different for everyone — and sometimes it is a long and winding road — we know that it is our responsibility to help prepare our students with the skills and dispositions that will help them on their journeys. Read More
Why should you care if Proposition 13 opponents raise taxes on commercial real estate properties through their proposed “split-roll” tax? You’ve got no skin in that game, right? Read More
➤ “Driver fees could help combat gridlock,” The City, Monday
Congestion pricing could curb pollution
Weekday-evening outbound congestion pricing is needed not just to decrease the delays to transit providers such as Muni and AC Transit and to make pedestrians safer, but it is also needed to help mitigate air pollution, which is proven to be just as deadly as secondhand cigarette smoke to children. Read More
The sleek new cruise ship terminal on Pier 27 is a welcome addition to the waterfront. Ideally, it will be a boon to The City and the region as it brings in visitors from around the world who might not otherwise visit or spend their money here. But it also has the possibility to become a giant albatross around the neck of the Port of San Francisco if not properly managed. Read More