Giving back is an integral part of the holiday season — donating gifts to toy drives, picking up a shift at the soup kitchen, tossing some change into the Salvation Army kettle.It can be a way of life, as routine as flossing at night.The week before Hanukkah, a group of Jewish community members gathered at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium as part of Project Homeless Connect to help homeless people obtain needed medical, career and legal services. Read More
San Francisco’s circumcision ban is officially off the November ballot, after a judge ruled Thursday that state law expressly preempts local jurisdictions from regulating health care professionals.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge upheld a tentative ruling from Wednesday that sided with the Jewish Community Relations Council and other individuals suing The City and San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield, who gathered more than 12,000 signatures to get the ban on the ballot. Read More
A November vote on a proposed San Francisco circumcision ban will be struck from the ballot this morning if a judge’s tentative Wednesday ruling remains the same.In a preliminary decision, Judge Loretta M. Giorgi agreed with the Jewish Community Relations Council and other individuals suing The City’s Elections Department and San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield by ruling that the proposed circumcision ban is “expressly pre-empted” by state law. Read More