A Monday letter writer believes it would be unconstitutional to charge demonstrators a fee to protest. The rights to free speech and assembly, like all of our constitutional rights, are not absolute in text and have varying degrees of stipulations. Read More
Whoever is in charge of seeing that the right polling address gets on the cover of the voting booklet got it wrong, and then sent out postcards numerous times and still got it wrong. Read More
I have voted in every election cycle since 1978. But I did not vote in Tuesday’s election. For many weeks, I have received at least one and usually three to five robo-calls in my voicemail every day from each of the leading mayoral candidates or their backers. This is in addition to the estimated five pounds of junk mail from candidates since the beginning of October. Read More
There have been several letters and stories claiming that San Francisco Republicans are “supporting” the current interim mayor. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Let’s keep the record straight. We have endorsed Tony Hall, we support Tony Hall and we encourage you to make Tony Hall your first choice for mayor.
SFGOP, Log Cabin Republicans, Nob Hill Republican Women and Young Republicans have all endorsed Tony Hall and no one else for mayor. Read More
As an official court reporter of the San Francisco Superior Court, I was very troubled to read your Tuesday cover story regarding the contract court reporter failing to produce a timely grand jury transcript vital to the German tourist homicide case. An official court reporter is an employee of the court and is required by law to file their notes with the court each day, thereby eliminating the chances of “AWOL” transcripts. Read More
It was with a sad heart that I read that the USS Iowa was being towed out of the Bay Area to Los Angeles. My late father, a Pacific combat veteran in WWII, always told me that every Pacific Theater sailor looked forward to the welcoming arms of the Golden Gate as they sailed home. San Francisco’s relationship with the United States Navy began in 1846 when the USS Portsmouth sailed into the Bay. That event is marked by Portsmouth Square and Montgomery Street. Read More
I recently took the N-Judah train to work in the Inner Sunset at 8:40 a.m. in the morning. It was car number 1497A. A guy was sitting in the elderly/disabled seats loading his pipe with marijuana. It was very strong and he was sitting right near the train operator.
This is why people don’t want to ride the Muni in San Francisco. Who wants to ride transit to work every day with druggies, drunks, bums and thugs and absolutely no security? Read More
It’s too bad students took out loans to pay for college, from which they should ultimately profit by way of higher salaries and wages. It’s too bad some homebuyers signed mortgages which they now regret. And it’s really too bad that I don’t have a government pension that guarantees me 75 percent of my last year of spiked salary or even $11,000 per month, and that my personally funded IRAs and 401(k) are down significantly in the past three years. Read More
I read with great interest your Sunday story about how overseas Chinese buyers are flocking to the Peninsula to buy homes, because I am a senior who is being displaced from her apartment in Burlingame due to of the investment boom. I also have concerns about granting visas to the people with the biggest wads of cash. Read More
San Francisco continues to use the blanket term “homelessness” to describe multiple problems. This imprecision in language interferes with development of solutions for the issue. Read More