In your article about all the successful bike lanes around San Francisco (“Lane changes moving S.F.,” July 1), the author failed to point out the inherent problems with the new Golden Gate Park bike lanes. They’re unsafe for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding President Barack Obama’s historic health care legislation is victory for health care in our nation. It is truly a testament to Obama’s vision and leadership for our nation and our people, as well as the leadership, commitment and hard work of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, on this issue. Chief Justice John Roberts also deserves credit for the 5-4 swing vote on this momentous ruling.
But the game is not over. Read More
It was disappointing to see The San Francisco Examiner side with the big pork and cattle lobby in opposing U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s important pro-animal welfare amendment to the Farm Bill (“Bill’s defeat a win for animal welfare,” Monday). Read More
Media have decided verdict on Mirkarimi
Im no fan of Ross Mirkarimi, but at this point, I hope he perseveres and triumphs over the local medias attempts to convict him outside of court and ethics hearings. Read More
I cannot think of one financial city measure that has passed in which the money was not spent in part on something other than what the measure was passed for (“SFUSD moves funds to meet state laws,” June 21).
The San Francisco Unified School District budget includes $29 million in new expenditures, but only $364,000 in new revenue — and $16 million out of $62 million of earmarked state funds will be diverted to the district’s general fund to be used for other things. Read More
Thanks for your excellent article (“Speed push cited in bike death,” Friday). I wonder if The San Francisco Examiner has learned of any initiatives to require on-road bicyclists to carry insurance. Under the circumstances of your report, the subject would make for an excellent follow-up piece, and be a great public service if it spurred action. Read More
Thanks for your excellent article (“Speed push cited in bike death,” June 15). I wonder if The San Francisco Examiner has learned of any initiatives to require on-road bicyclists to carry insurance. Under the circumstances of your report, the subject would make for an excellent follow-up piece, and be a great public service if it spurred action. Read More
Everyone in City Hall is congratulating themselves over the balanced budget.When revenues are up, it is easy to balance the budget. That is not fiscal responsibility; that is just luck. The proposed budget will increase 12 percent over the next two years. Is that good fiscal management? Our budget will be $7.3 billion for 800,000 residents; $9,100 for each resident. Read More
After following the saga of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi for the past few months, the recent findings and stories surrounding him are very disturbing.
First, he was deceptive when it came to his guns, and then he seemed to obstruct the police’s attempts to secure them. And his claim that his guns were “buried deep in the house,” making it difficult to retrieve them, doesn’t fly.
Well, if he buried them deep, then he knows where they are and can go uncover them, right? Read More
Here we go again! San Francisco is readying itself for that most sacred of sacred cows, our yearly triumphal march: the gay pride parade. For the entire month of June, rainbow flags wave along Market Street from the Castro all the way to The Embarcadero to prepare us for this most glorious occasion. On the anointed Sunday even the Main Library closes in strict observance, as the vast crowd cheers and roars and the media slobber and fawn. Read More