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News Crews Robbed During Broadcast

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two television news crews were robbed and a cameraman was pistol-whipped in San Francisco on Thursday, even as a reporter was trying ...

The Kindness of Strangers

John Ireland | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
John Ireland

I am sure the coming weeks will deliver many reports of the ugliness that is happening in this cultural shift. Those abusing the power of their positions as elected and appointed officials may claim moral high ground, but I expect they will quickly learn they are in the wrong profession.

Fighting San Francisco's Hidden Inequality: The Distribution of HIV/AIDS Resources

Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield

One day I hope to see more programs like those that have made San Francisco a success in the fight against HIV/AIDS go beyond the city's borders and provide hope for those who need it most -- not just those wealthy enough to reside in the city limits.

Madrid and San Francisco, Gateways for Diversity and Inclusion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Gaia Paradiso

Today Madrid opens its doors to Madrid Orgullo-Madrid Pride, which has been for years the largest urban event celebrated in Europe, bringing about two million people together in the main streets and squares of the city.

Startup vs. Small Business: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

Tom and Tara are neighbors in a hot tropical country. Both folks decided that they needed some shade in their backyard. Tom went ahead and bought a big umbrella. It was a bit expensive, but much less cumbersome.

That Stubborn Cork! 4 Ways to Tell You're Drinking "Cooked" Wine

Britney Campbell | Posted 07.01.2015 | Taste
Britney Campbell

Ever wonder why wine clubs don't ship in the summer?

Skip -- More Than Sara Jane's Brother -- My Friend

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Geri Spieler

In large part, he began as a source for my book, Taking Aim at The President: The Remarkable Story of The Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford. The book is about his sister, Sara Jane Moore, the middle-age mother who shot at President Gerald Ford in 1975 in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

FBI Investigating More Coordinated Attacks On Internet-Lines In California

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

June 30 (Reuters) - Three major cables delivering Internet service to the Sacramento area were severed on Tuesday in what appears to be a coordinate...

Notes From a Dive Bar XIIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Alan Black

Someone says, Jake died. We all drop a few rungs. He owned a bar. Lung disease. He never smoked, unless you count the smoke of others. It's still dark outside. The f*cking cognac tastes off. So much for the sour grape.

California Regulators Tell San Francisco To Stop Taking River Water

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL & SCOTT SMITH | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Regulators on Friday told San Francisco to stop taking some of the river water it routinely stores in the Hetch Hetchy res...

Stalinist LGBT Thought Police?

Adrian Brooks | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Adrian Brooks

Wake up and smell the coffee. If you endorse the LGBTQI Cause, it is not to be chipped away at, trivialized, or rendered soulless. If you can't manage that, you're in the wrong place, regardless of what gets you physically excited.

Woman Paralyzed In Deadly California Balcony Collapse Vows To Live 'Fulfilling Life,' Honor Victims

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

After surviving a tragedy, this woman has decided to honor those who died. A balcony in Berkeley, California, collapsed last week, killing six Iri...

Notes From a Dive Bar XIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Alan Black

He talks like he's some kind of analyst in the Sigmund Freud vein, lie down and let me look inside your underwear. For that's the drive for everything, he claims, talking to his pal fondling the mouth on a bottle of Corona.

More Proof That Housing Homeless People Actually Saves Money And Works

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Impact

San Francisco continues to clamp down on its anti-homelessness policies, an approach that has proven callous, ineffective and costly, a recent study c...

Buddhist Monk Charged In Stabbing Of Fellow Monk Over Disciplinary Tactics

AP | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a Buddhist monk has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of another monk in a San Francisco Bay ...

Movie Review: Batkid Begins -- Summer Bright Spot

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dana Nachman's touching, funny nonfiction film, Batkid Begins, is sheer delight. Instead of something maudlin and manipulative, Nachman has assembled what may be the year's most joyous and surprising movie. 

Notes From a Dive Bar XII

Alan Black | Posted 06.22.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

When people ask where I hail from, sometimes I tell them I'm Vulcan, as a joke, and they ask, where is that? Geography is not their strong point. Communication is lost when you speak in an accent designed to burr and brogue.

An American Road Trip Off the Beaten Path

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Bibbi Abruzzini

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road. I woke up in a hotel room in Las Vegas, the ...

These Are America's Best Sunrises And Sunsets | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

In celebration of the solstice we present the first ever Sunny Awards for the best sunrises and sunsets nationwide. And the award goes to...

Notes From a Dive Bar XI

Alan Black | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty
Alan Black

Here's a resume. Male, 25-years old, friendly and popular with customers, knowledgeable in the arts of mixology, enthusiastic, responsible, and an asset for your business.

The New Ireland

Terence Clarke | Posted 06.18.2015 | Style
Terence Clarke

I had a conversation last year in Finnegan's of Dalkey--a phenomenal Dublin pub where novelist Maeve Binchy used to drink, and Bono now does drink--with an Irish attorney acquaintance.

The A's -- 4 Reasons Why Oakland Is a Great Place to Start-up

Lisa Curtis | Posted 06.18.2015 | San Francisco
Lisa Curtis

When I set out to start my social enterprise in 2011, I chose to base it in Oakland. Oakland is quickly becoming a hub for startups, ranking eighth in the nation for food manufacturing companies and eleventh for tech startups.

New Web Series 'Paper Boys' Delivers Diversity, Charisma and a Magical Twist You Never Saw Coming

Wes Janisen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Wes Janisen

The new web series Paper Boy highlights the unifying theme for every person in their 20's, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation: That none of us really has a clue what we're doing.

Notes From a Dive Bar X

Alan Black | Posted 06.15.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Take me far from the madding crowd. Business is very, very slow. No flocks on the pasture. Is there such a thing as a beer shepherd? A romantic figure wandering the streets with a crook, herding drinkers into the bar. I must be to blame for this barren scene.

Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

Hipmunk | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel

There's so many places to eat -- you've gotta have your Tartine morning bun! Next you need to make sure you hit up the shops in Hayes Valley, see the street art in the mission, enjoy your guilty pleasure of chowder in a bread bowl from Fisherman's Wharf and most importantly, take an Instagram-worthy shot of the Golden Gate.