The new Bay Bridge span has issues that need to be fully and adequately addressed before the eastern section opens to vehicular traffic. While local, state and federal officials should work in an expedited manner, they should not rush to meet the artificial deadline of a holiday weekend for any grand opening ceremonies. Read More
This week’s question comes from Jenny V. in Berkeley, who asks:
Q: “My best girlfriend just confided in me that she and her therapist had sex. She went to see this therapist because of sexual trauma she suffered as a child. She’s really freaked out and confused. On one hand, she doesn’t want to get the therapist in trouble, but on the other hand, she feels like she’s being taken advantage of. I can see that it’s tearing her apart. Isn’t this illegal? What can be done about it?” Read More
As a San Francisco resident who eats and shops in just about every neighborhood in our city, I deeply appreciate the contributions each small business makes to enrich our daily lives. That’s why we dedicate the third week of May every year to celebrate our small businesses during San Francisco’s Small Business Week.
One of the largest celebrations of its kind, Small Business Week includes a series of educational and networking events that honor and support San Francisco’s small businesses, the backbone of our local economy. Read More
The conversation surrounding medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco has wound its way in recent years from “should we?” to “where should we?” to “how much should we?” Now, the discussion is headed back to “where should we?”
The Board of Supervisors needs to formally reopen the topic of where dispensaries can open up in The City and serve their patients to make sure city zoning regulations do not overload the neighborhoods to which they are currently restricted. Read More
Q: I can’t stay on schedule with my high blood pressure meds. My doctor keeps hounding me. Is it so bad not to take them regularly? — Gracie P., Hull, Mass. A: You can skip a rock, skip school or simply skip for exercise (see iskip.com if you don’t believe us). But skipping your meds is bad for your health. It allows your blood pressure to rebound to its previously high, potentially dangerous levels. Read More
Sunday’s editorial in The San Francisco Examiner (“Coastal Commission should allow city’s plan for soccer fields to proceed”) criticized the California Coastal Commission’s report regarding the Beach Chalet soccer complex proposed for Golden Gate Park, right next to Ocean Beach. Read More
I don’t know if you remember much about being in kindergarten, but I sure do. And what I remember most is my teacher, Mrs. Ellis.
She didn’t speak a word of Spanish and I hardly spoke a word of English. But she liked me. That’s all I knew on my first day.
Mrs. Ellis knew what to do. She called me “honey,” and I knew by the way she said it that it meant something nice. During those first days of school when I couldn’t understand a thing at all, I’d hear her call to me with that special new English word, and I felt safe. Read More
Thursday is Bike to Work Day, and thousands of people throughout the Bay Area will be pedaling to their jobs. Those of us who have discovered the ease and convenience of biking have plenty of reasons to celebrate: more bike lanes throughout The City, secure bike parking at our workplaces and huge growth in ridership citywide. But even if you never get on a bike, there are real reasons to cheer that record numbers of people are biking in San Francisco. Read More
➤ “Muni for today, Muni for tomorrow,” Opinion, Thursday
Muni’s spending has gone out of control
In Thursday’s opinion piece, Muni Transportation Director Ed Reiskin complains how Muni will be $510 million in the red each year for the next 20 years just to maintain its current operations. He calls Muni crowded, late and dirty. He is a master of understatement. Read More
We love dogs in San Francisco. About 150,000 live here, which means we have more canines residing in The City than kids. But in finding park space for all those dogs to play in, there’s an escalating debate: Are they our best friends or dogs gone wild?
In a recent news release, the National Park Service said romping dogs had killed two baby geese and bitten nine people in federally owned area parkland over the past year. Dog advocates say these incidents represent a tiny fraction of total dog visits, which are usually problem-free. Read More