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Is the Woman Sleeping on the Train Alone?

Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin

The decision to sleep on a train is yours to make. The fact that I was asleep does not, in any way, excuse the drunk man's behavior. We need to respect people, especially in our shared spaces. We need people to keep speaking up. Not only for ourselves but for those around us as well -- we are not alone!

Starting Over and Starting Up with Thrive

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Taormina

7%. What does that number represent? It represents the percentage of investor money given to women-led startups.* I want to put a spin on this stor...

5 Ballparks to Visit This Summer

Hipmunk | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

What's more delightful than a summertime visit to the ballpark? The smell of the grass and the hot dogs, the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd ... there's nothing quite like it. Here are five of our picks for the best ballparks to visit this summer.

Elmer Bischoff: 'I've Taught All My Life'

John Seed | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Elmer Bischoff, whose work is on view at the George Adams Gallery in New York through August 14th, was a dedicated teacher throughout his life and career.

This San Francisco Cafe Is Just Fine With The $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- If the opponents of a $15 minimum wage were going to devise a hypothetical small business to illustrate their arguments, they'd prob...

Starting to (Half) Marathon: Finishing San Francisco

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.27.2015 | San Francisco
Frank H. Wu

I wish I had been aware of the pleasure of walking, from the time I was a college student who would rather miss class than trek to campus. But regret about the past serves no purpose other than as inspiration for the future. I hope to see everyone on the road, on our own two feet.

The Celebration of Alive & Free

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.26.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

For 28 years Dr. Joe Marshall has been saying and acting on the basis that Black lives, Hispanic lives, young lives on the streets of San Francisco and surrounding communities matter. He is my hero. He should be yours also.

Urine-Proof Paint Returns Fire On Peeing Perps

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.25.2015 | Weird News

In the hot, sticky summers of many of America's cities, the smell of urine can be all too familiar. San Francisco is peeing back at public u...

The San Francisco Marathon Turns to Technology to Attract New Runners

Alicia Jessop | Posted 07.24.2015 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

This isn't your mama's San Francisco Marathon. The sport of running has hit a renaissance in the United States. These days, it's not uncommon for elite level runners to brush elbows alongside first-time marathoners while traversing race courses.

Statewide Beach Shower Shutdown Impacts Millions While Wasting Water

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 07.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenberg

Without a public hearing, and without any research that this measure would actually save water, the Parks agency has deceptively used the drought as an excuse to shut down an essential public water service that was used by 15 million park visitors last year (that's more than one-sixth of all park visits).

Mobile Showers and Toilets Give Homeless a Clean Slate

NationSwell | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

Silas Borden has spent the last five years living on the streets of San Francisco. He's used to making the best with what he has, so when he stumble...

Why San Francisco Voters Need To Reject A Housing Moratorium

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab.  San Francisco is bound and determined to see through a moratorium on building new housing in the Mis...

Collaboration is Cumulative

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Questions about the future -- how we not only navigate it, but lead it responsibly -- require us to look backwards and to look around in the present, as well as to look forward. If we fail to respect each other, how can we expect the future to be kind?

Praying for Healing -- A Faith Leader's Response to Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

As we mourn with and pray for the Steinle family, let us also channel our grief by uniting around solutions that can prevent incidents like this from happening again.

How Thrive Inspired Me to Create a Startup

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 07.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Taormina

The Story. The Voice. The Book. How Thrive inspired me to create a startup to help heal the world. One thing I know for sure is that we all have man...

How to Manage Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Richard Greggory Johnson III | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard Greggory Johnson III

Even with the enormous amount of attention on transgender issues, most people fail to realize that the transgender community has no legal protections against workplace discrimination, even though the problems are so rampant.

With "Biophony," Alonzo King LINES Ballet Delves Into Nature

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Imagine if a person could be blown out like a match. Her soul would slither toward the sky until a gust of air foiled its escape.

Wage Theft Harms All of Us

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 07.19.2015 | Politics
Hilda L. Solis

Not paying someone what they are owed is akin to stealing out of their pockets. Wage theft is a crime. And this crime disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable members of our society. Enforcing these laws is not only good economic policy, but also simply the right thing to do.

New Queer Web Series Takes An Inside Look At Life In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Web series about popular "queer meccas" seem to be all the rage these days, and now we have a promising new one set in San Francisco. C...

Ian Somerhalder Lends Support to California's Mammal and Bird Rescue Efforts

Bryen Dunn | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Bryen Dunn

Both the International Bird Rescue and Marine Mammal Center recently received celebrity credibility and acknowledgement for their ongoing commitment to rescuing and rehabilitating California's injured wildlife.

One Man is Crowdfunding an End to Gun Violence

NationSwell | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence.

Notes From a Dive Bar XIX

Alan Black | Posted 07.17.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Bar Economics 101 Commerce He's gruff and hairy and does not want to pay. Flat out refuses. Beer should be free, he says. It is, I say. It's alwa...

Bill O'Reilly's Campaign Against Undocumented Immigrants Backfires

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media

Bill O’Reilly’s recent campaign against undocumented immigrants has backfired. For the last week or so, the Fox News host has used the mur...

Notes From a Dive Bar XVIII

Alan Black | Posted 07.15.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Milton comes in. There is little poetry left in the man. He's shoeless. Toothless. His face traduced and trampled. The cracks on his face are dry. Saltiness settles in the hollows under his eyes. The dead see, too.

San Francisco Politician Fends Off Reporter: 'Fox News Is Not Real News'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.15.2015 | Media

A San Francisco politician shot down a Fox News reporter who tried interviewing him on camera near his City Hall office. In the process, he came ...