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Ken White

HSUS and ASPCA Are Not Your Local Animal Shelter (and Likely Not Helping the Animals in Your Local Animal Shelter)

Ken White | July 28, 2015 | San Francisco
I won't and I don't criticize the work done by these national organizations. You should take the time to form your own opinions about the programs and services of any charitable organization you are thinking about supporting. What I do take exception to is those organizations making statements about their work designed to lead to questionable conclusions.
Teri Turner

Why Farmers Markets Are the Heartbeat of a Community (And the Best Fish You've Never Had)

Teri Turner | July 28, 2015 | Green
Trudy loves taking the drive every Friday morning, starting early at 3:30 a.m. as she leaves the house, and described the experience almost as a meditation, sharing a nostalgically personal moment.
Joni Edelman

17 Drinks For The Modern (Exhausted, Overworked) Mother

Joni Edelman | July 28, 2015 | Parents
Mom-osa: This is like a mimosa, only leave out the OJ. Because your greedy, selfish children drank it all. That's fine. Juice is for babies.
Garden & Gun

The 8 Top Southern Dishes

Garden & Gun | July 27, 2015 | Taste
Making these choices wasn't easy. I left a lot of gravy and a couple of racks of ribs on the cutting room floor. Think of them as edible mileposts on a turnpike to tomorrowland.
Frank H. Wu

Starting to (Half) Marathon: Finishing San Francisco

Frank H. Wu | July 27, 2015 | San Francisco
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.
Clarence B. Jones

The Celebration of Alive & Free

Clarence B. Jones | July 26, 2015 | Black Voices
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.
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/24/15: Way Too Early Campaign 2016 Special Edition

John Zipperer | July 24, 2015 | San Francisco
It's never too early to bone up on the 2016 presidential campaign, so take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how much you know about the lineup. Here are some random but real hints: He thought he was talking about Graham's phone; that's quite a generation gap;...
Dr. Amos C. Brown

The Latest Effort to Obliterate African American People From San Francisco

Dr. Amos C. Brown | July 24, 2015 | San Francisco
When it comes to the African American community, the people running San Francisco have been very insensitive and shown no sense of urgency about correcting the social, educational, and economic ills of African Americans.
Sean Martinfield

Pianist Jeffrey Biegel - New Recordings Include a Revitalized Classic on Vinyl LP

Sean Martinfield | July 23, 2015 | Arts
Jeffrey Biegel is one of the busiest and most versatile pianists around. A Steinway Artist, he is both fiery champion of the classical repertoire and top pick among today's classical composers to debut their work.
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Plunge Into the Past With These Five Historic Swimming Pools

National Trust for Historic Preservation | July 23, 2015 | Travel
We've arranged a tour of five more historic pools to help you escape the sweltering summer heat. Dip your toes into these refreshingly cool swimming spots from around the country.
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

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

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño | July 23, 2015 | Religion
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.
Robert L. Borosage

Fight for 15 Keeps on Stepping

Robert L. Borosage | July 23, 2015 | Politics
The Fight for 15 movement is gaining momentum. It has won victories in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Seattle and SeaTac. Yesterday, a New York State Wage Board formally recommended a $15.00 minimum wage for the fast food industry in New York. Governor Cuomo could move that to into law after reviewing it. The University of California just announced it would raise its minimum wage for several thousand workers to $15.00. The $15.00 minimum is likely headed to a referendum vote in the District of Columbia next year. Pressure is now building on the president to act. He deserves credit for issuing orders raising the minimum wage of contract employees to $10.10, and requiring contractors to obey various workplace laws. Now federal employees are striking for $15.00 and a union.
Victoria Borisch

How Learning a Foreign Language Is Like Learning to Order at Starbucks

Victoria Borisch | July 24, 2015 | San Francisco
Learning a foreign language is obviously slightly more difficult than learning how to order your favorite beverage from Starbucks, but you can draw some interesting comparisons between the feelings you may experience along the way.

The Best Beach Towns to Explore on Foot

Redfin | July 22, 2015 | Travel
Refreshing dips in the ocean, sandy beaches, strolls along the boardwalk, sticky ice cream cones and cool breezes are the perfect remedy for the stresses of daily life.
William Bradley

Mad Men Has A Decent Shot At A Record 5th Best Drama Emmy, But Should It Win?

William Bradley | July 22, 2015 | Entertainment
It would make perfect sense for Mad Men to win its record-setting fifth Best Drama Emmy. And it's high time for Jon Hamm, after eight nominations for his masterful performance as the iconic Don Draper, to finally take the Best Actor prize.
Open for Business

Surviving & Thriving: The Top 3 Challenges Facing San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants

Open for Business | July 21, 2015 | Taste
How can chefs and owners/restaurant management cultivate the next generation of talent?

The 7 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

Thrillist | July 21, 2015 | Travel
California is beautiful enough that no matter how many Half Dome hikes you take, you're still never even going to scratch the surface of all the Instagrammable wonder the Golden State has to offer. But that doesn't mean we're not gonna help you try.

7 Places You Can Legally Drink on the Street in the U.S. | July 20, 2015 | Taste
There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand.
Sean Martinfield

A Profile of Sheena Easton - At Davies Symphony Hall, July 23

Sean Martinfield | July 24, 2015 | San Francisco
Sheena Easton returns to San Francisco Symphony with conductor Edwin Outwater on Thursday, July 23 for the premiere presentation of The Spy Who Loved Me - an evening of songs and themes from the uber-popular James Bond films and other secret agent-related movies and TV programs.
Preeti Vissa

Financial Reform 5 Years Later: Promise Unfulfilled

Preeti Vissa | July 19, 2015 | Politics
It's been five years since President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform act on July 21, 2010, saying the law would "lead all of us to a stronger, more prosperous future." Despite some positive steps, that promise remains largely unfulfilled.
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