Playground airplane stirs major issues
The current plan to replace the military plane that once inhabited Larsen Park on 19th Avenue in San Francisco reminded me of the controversy that was as much a part of the aircraft-turned-playground-structure as the lead-based paint and graffiti that coated its aerodynamic shape.
Many residents believed that a symbol of war occupying a children’s playground was inappropriate if not obscene. Read More
“With the gay community’s greater social acceptance, San Francisco’s bar scene has changed,” Local News, Sunday
Gay people fleeing high cost of living
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, almost all Bay Area gay culture consisted of three neighborhoods in San Francisco: Polk, Castro and Folsom. Read More
➤ Niners going to the Super Bowl
New Orleans ready to welcome 49ers
As a volunteer who will be working Super Bowl XLVII, let me be the first local to say congratulations to the 49ers. We are excited that you will be coming to New Orleans, and we intend to make your visit to our beautiful city a very memorable one. Read More
“San Francisco police report dozens of arrests at 49ers-Packers game,” Local News, Monday
49ers fans’ taunts ruined game for him
I was in attendance at the Green Bay Packers vs. 49ers divisional playoff game Saturday night in San Francisco. Read More
I do not have high hopes for the continued existence of City College of San Francisco considering some of the actions coming from the faculty.
They managed to run a once excellent institution into the ground with historically poor practices that threaten its very survival.
It is overwhelming consensus that there needs to be a house cleaning and practices of the past completely discarded with outside intervention and wholesale changes made. Read More
➤ “Proposed reorganization central to plans to save City College of San Francisco,” Local News, Sunday
Wrong priorities consuming CCSF
While the staff at City College of San Francisco argues over where to move the boxes on its organizational charts, the students are overlooked. Read More
Although I’ve owned dogs for 36 years, I must confess that Charlie the dog’s story sounds a lot like “blaming the victim” — both the horse and the officer.
A dog that is not aggressive does not run up to a horse and bite. The public needs to be protected. Per the reports, the owner blames the officer. This is not reassuring.
Others could have been hurt, and frankly, Charlie could have been shot when the attack happened.
My sympathies to all. Read More