➤ “Pro-Palestinian ads misrepresent apartheid,” Opinion, ThursdayOppression in Israel is still very real Read More
The ability to give and receive clear information during a job interview is critical to its success. Effective communication will help determine if you are among the pending candidates for the job.
Successful salespeople learn to ask leading questions of customers to help sell their products and services. But they will learn little if they aren’t prepared to listen — actively listen. And conducting a job search is very much like conducting a sales campaign. Read More
Gwyneth Paltrow was outed for drinking a Guinness while pregnant, but a new study claims she may not have done anything risky. Seems British docs think two glasses of wine a week or the equivalent doesn’t add up to developmental problems in kids.
We think they’re off-base. A fetus’s alcohol tolerance level is unknowable. And we don’t know what environmental stressors may switch on genes that pass along vulnerability to alcoholism or learning disabilities. The responsible thing is to say no to anything that might cause problems for your baby. Read More
Our question this week comes from Jeanne L. from Daly City:
Q: “I read about the horrible limousine disaster that happened to the bride and her wedding party. What laws apply to limousine companies? Who is responsible in a situation like this?”
A: The tragedy that struck earlier this month on the San Mateo Bridge is unimaginable. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the five women who lost their lives in the horrible fire. Read More
On my recent trip to San Francisco, I was deeply disturbed to learn about the posters in The City accusing Israel of apartheid. As a black South African who lived under apartheid, this system was implemented in South Africa to subjugate people of color and deny them a variety of their rights. In my view, Israel cannot be compared to apartheid in South Africa. Those who make the accusation expose their ignorance of what apartheid really is. Read More
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced recently that the carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere measured just shy of 400 parts per million. Evidence from ice core samples and other means strongly suggests that level is the highest that carbon levels have ever been since humans first appeared on Earth. In fact, one scientist said that the last time the carbon levels were this high, the sea level was between 33 and 66 feet higher.
In a city bordered on three sides by water, that should trouble everyone. Read More
In June, I was physically unhealthy, taking medication for diabetes, and I was selected to run a large urban school district — perhaps one of the more stressful jobs there is.
I took a hard look at what I was about to take on as the San Francisco Unified School District’s superintendent, and I realized I was setting a terrible example. I made a personal commitment to do what I want all of our children to learn to do — learn about nutrition, eat nutritious meals and get regular exercise. Read More
In centuries past, miners would bring a canary down into the mineshaft with them. Any toxic gases would kill the canary first, warning the miners.
Today, people of color are America’s — and San Francisco’s — canaries in the coal mine, and we’re having trouble breathing.When the economy struggles, Americans of color feel it first and worst. We’re feeling it now. Read More
➤ “Parklets are all business” From Readers, Opinion, May 5
Let neighbors decide if parklet is wanted
Reader Mindy Kershner tells it straight about the “parklet.” But it actually gets worse. Neighboring residents and businesses (as well as property owners) do not need to be notified by mail before an application is filed, and there is no requirement that they sign on to a project that will directly impact them. Read More
➤ “Speed key to Muni transit vision,” Local News, TuesdayMuni has solutions right in front themWill Reisman’s story implies that reducing Muni travel times is some kind of extraordinary goal and something “For the agency to strive for over the next 50 years.” This is completely ludicrous. Why does Muni need half a century to fix this problem? Read More