I am writing to encourage voters to vote for Proposition 34, which will remove the death penalty from the state Constitution and substitute a penalty of life without the possibility of parole, for several reasons.
First, eliminating the death penalty will make it impossible to make a mistake and execute an innocent person, a grisly prospect that a humane society cannot allow to happen. Read More
I take exception to The San Francisco Examiner article describing the small opposition to Proposition B as “powerful foes” (“Parks bond faces powerful foes,” Sunday).
Aaron Peskin and Quentin Kopp are two former supervisors who carry no constituency behind them, but in fact are upset over individual decisions made by the Recreation and Park Department in its effort to serve diverse communities. Read More
At the Navy information session on Treasure Island earlier this month, several residents complained Shaw and subcontractors had not followed proper toxic waste and RadSafe protocols in the cleanup of sites that were recently disclosed by the press as impacted by radiological contamination (“City digs into pollution threat,” Sept. 12). Read More
This coming November, San Franciscans will have the opportunity to vote on a measure that may ultimately lead to the draining and restoration of the Hetch Hetchy Valley and force The City to look elsewhere for most of its water. Read More
My family and I are among Vietnamese-Americans and Asian-Americans across California and the U.S. who support the re-election of President Barack Obama. We are active in America for Obama and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Obama. Read More
In response to your article (“CPUC, S.F. waging street fight,” Friday), I want to make it clear that the Department of Public Works has never denied or prohibited PG&E from performing urgently needed work. Safety is a top DPW priority and we collaborate with PG&E and other agencies to ensure the well- being of San Francisco’s residents. Read More
I believe it should be clarified that while there may only be a dozen Warriors basketball games scheduled simultaneously with Giants baseball games each year, the arena will be used year-round for concerts and other entertainment purposes (“Warriors site might double-team traffic,” Monday). Read More
Nobody was surprised to see this pro-high-rise Board of Supervisors affirm its earlier support for a huge waterfront height-limit break for the 8 Washington St. luxury condo project, which now goes to the voters to decide (“Board upholds support for 8 Washington plan,” Wednesday). Read More