Congress is busy working on an immigration overhaul that, if passed, would usher in the most dramatic changes to the nation’s immigration system in more than two decades. While much of the focus and attention is on issues of border security, enforcement and pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the legislative overhaul now in progress presents an opportunity to advance issues important to the business community. Read More
San Franciscans deserve to know the facts. That is never more certain than when it comes to their health care. Read More
One hundred and seven years ago today, the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, one of the nation’s most significant catastrophes, devastated our city. San Franciscans came together as a community to recover and rebuild the San Francisco that we know and love today. Read More
Before beginning this week’s column, I want to thank the many readers who sent me get-well wishes via the Internet as well as through personal notes. It is very heartwarming to me to not only know that people read this column, but to think that they would take the time out of their day to wish me a speedy recovery. This includes my former neighbors in Forest Hill, the Vukasin family — Vlaho, Yvonne, Michael and Peter. San Francisco is a city with a big heart. Read More
During his visit to China, Gov. Jerry Brown promoted investment opportunities in industries such as clean energy, infrastructure and alternative-fuel vehicles that have the potential to remake California’s economy for decades.
Yet another initiative he highlighted might prove to be more far-reaching — an investment in the capacity of Californians to understand and directly connect with the people now building China’s economy. Read More
I was pushed around for being skinny when I was a kid. Also for wearing an eye patch, for being the smart kid and for always acting like a performer. And did I mention I was called “Petunia”?
It doesn’t take much to make a child feel like an outsider. Most of us have felt that way at one time or another. What can be hard is helping children feel like they belong — like they are part of something bigger than themselves.
That’s what I always worked for as a teacher. Read More
Remember in high school when you had a bad day? Had a stomachache? Or just needed to talk? Maybe there was a nurse who took your temperature and called someone at home to come pick you up. If you were lucky enough to go to a school with a nurse, that is.
Guess what our high school students in the San Francisco Unified School District get now? Way more. Read More
Editor’s note: Christopher B. Dolan was recently involved in a serious motorcycle collision leading to a broken pelvis and shattered upper arm, both of which were operated on last week. So this week’s column is written by one of Dolan’s professional colleagues (and trial team leaders), Greg Schaffer, who focuses primarily on personal injury matters.
Our question is from Anne C. in Bernal Heights: Read More
As patients, we expect our hospital rooms, beds and operating tables to be clean and sanitized. We expect medical equipment that works and sufficient numbers of patient-care staff to be available when we call for help. We expect facilities to be safe and secure. And we expect to be treated just as well as any other patient. Read More
It’s hard to get what you want if you don’t know what you want. For instance, a job seeker who recently contacted Robert Half opened his cover letter with an odd request: “Please read this letter and then let me know where I would fit in best in your organization.”
How many hiring managers will have the time or inclination to do this applicant’s work for him? I suspect none. Read More