After being sworn in as president of the Board of Supervisors, David Chiu gave a speech in which he did something that I’m pretty sure has never been done before: He likened the board to the World Series champion Giants. Read More
The proposal to change the name of San Francisco International Airport to Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport raises a number of questions. One is whether the airport is the appropriate landmark to name after Milk. Sadly, he was only in office for 11 months. But to inform the debate, let’s take a look at his legislative record. Read More
Thirty-five years ago, Harvey Milk sent a powerful ripple effect into political waters, ushering in a new era for civil rights. Today, more than three decades after his assassination, a new play illuminates the man and his impact on society — and gay rights — in a new way. Read More
The governing body of San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday questioned a proposal to rename the hub after slain San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.
Introduced Tuesday by Supervisor David Campos, a charter amendment to rename SFO the Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport could go before voters in November. Campos needs the support of five other supervisors to put the measure on the ballot, and his resolution has four co-sponsors. Read More
When I was in high school, both of my older brothers played soccer. To kill time after school while they practiced, I became the “soccer manager.” This was a strange title, because I didn’t “manage” anything or anyone. All I did was fill Gatorade bottles and make sure the equipment was on the bus.
This experience reminds me of the presidency of the Board of Supervisors. Because being the president of the board comes with about as much authority as being the soccer manager. Read More
A city supervisor attempted to summon the spirit of Harvey Milk using a Ouija board Tuesday after uncertainty escalated over whether to support the naming of a Navy ship after the famous gay-rights advocate. Read More
A 5,300-pound bell that survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and is worth an estimated $75,000 was stolen last weekend by recycling thieves probably hoping to scrap it for about $10,000.
The theft of this historic bell from St. Mary’s Cathedral is just the latest in a rash of alarming metal thefts across The City. The Police Department recently launched a special investigations unit specifically to combat such thefts. Read More
A San Francisco supervisor is calling for the return of a bronze Harvey Milk memorial plaque that was stolen from a wall at the Castro Muni plaza.Scott Wiener, the elected representative of the neighborhood, said he filed a police report after being notified that the plaque was missing on Saturday. Read More
WHO’S IN TOWNGrammy-winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette headlines a concert benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Comedian Jay Leno opens the show. [6:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.] Lectures Read More
Prominent figures in LGBT history could play a larger role in classrooms throughout the state after a bill requiring their inclusion into California curriculum passed the state Assembly on Tuesday and headed to the governor’s desk.
The FAIR Education Act by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would require schools to teach at all grade levels the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Read More