Category: Joel Engardio

From Iran, With Persistence

Iranian-American Nima Rahimi wore sunglasses the morning in June when the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban targeting Iran…

1 month ago

SF police union gets openly gay leader and a new style, at last

An openly gay leader of the San Francisco Police Officers Association should seem unremarkable in a city synonymous with celebrating…

2 months ago

A green rainbow for our time

A road trip in Jim Crow America was a nightmare for African Americans who feared being arrested or beaten up…

3 months ago

Will the Great War ever end?

Fake news, global warming, deadly flu outbreaks, chemical weapons attacks in Syria and presidents for life in China and Russia.…

4 months ago

Finding the best places to build Westside housing

When state Sen. Scott Wiener told me about his plan to require California cities to build four to eight stories…

6 months ago

Beyond Assessor: Carmen Chu redefines her role

It’s hard to get excited about a political office called “Assessor.” There are rallies and house parties for candidates who…

6 months ago

The joy of preparing for the Big One

Sometimes a popcorn machine is not just about the popcorn. Residents at a neighborhood block party in Miraloma Park didn’t…

8 months ago

Saving Mohammad: How a lifeline for LGBT persecution in the Middle East began on the Google bus to Silicon Valley

Sitting in morning traffic on a Google bus, Kevin Steen wasn’t thinking about founding an international organization to save LGBTQ…

10 months ago