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Jeremy M. Goldberg

Hacking for a Healthier California

Jeremy M. Goldberg | May 29, 2015 | Politics
Vaccination rates are just one example of government health data that has been made available by the California Health and Human Services Agency and its recently launched open data portal. Today, reporters, civic technologists and policy advocates are using this newly accessible information to create tools and services to improve the health of their local communities.
Sandra Block

9 Books That Redefine 'Crazy'

Sandra Block | May 28, 2015 | Books
Instead of using labels like 'crazy' to define a complex human being, these books present complicated characters who show us the nuances of mental illness.
Jonathan Greenberg

Sonoma County Library Hours Cut Back 25% While Prison Spending Skyrockets

Jonathan Greenberg | May 28, 2015 | San Francisco
It has been a phenomenal year for Sonoma County's surging economy. Joblessness is below 5%, home values are soaring, and the County's treasury has been fattened by a record surplus of $13.5 million.

11 Must-Visit Food Halls Across the U.S.

Zagat | May 28, 2015 | Taste
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Today's food halls are far more ambitious, taking in some of the finest chefs, artisans and purveyors in town.
Arlene Schindler

5 Guys Overlooked in Love Who Might Actually Make You Happy

Arlene Schindler | May 28, 2015 | Women
If you want love, devotion and loyalty, check out these gems in the rough who will potentially worship you for the rest of your life.
Justin Guay

Will Silicon Valley Take On Clean Energy Access?

Justin Guay | May 28, 2015 | Green
Energy poverty, which affects 1.2 billion people around the world who lack access to electricity, is, according to David Roberts, "the greatest challenge of our time." That's because it pits our need to reduce fossil fuel consumption head to head against lifting hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty.
Laura Grier

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

Laura Grier | May 28, 2015 | Travel
I discovered that some of these places are way easier to find than you would think.
Divina Infusino

Three Music Festivals to Enjoy with That Cabernet Sauvignon

Divina Infusino | May 28, 2015 | San Francisco
Summer music festivals have become a mainstay attraction across much of the U.S., but few celebrate their place of origin like those occurring in Napa Valley, California.
Alan Black

Notes From a Dive Bar VI

Alan Black | May 28, 2015 | San Francisco
Turn away now if you are disgusted by the description of a bar's grim lavatory. This is not for you. Come back next time to Notes when the talk will be of love and cocktails garnished with fresh fruit. Sadly, this grim description has to be done.

Showers and Toilet on Wheels Give Homeless a Clean Slate

NationSwell | May 28, 2015 | Impact
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 stumbled upon a bus offering free showers and a toilet, he couldn't resist.

The 10 Best Burgers in America

Fodor's | May 28, 2015 | Taste
No food spans the gap between high-end and budget dining like the classic American burger.
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Who Gets the Armrest?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | May 27, 2015 | Travel
How can we make flights more enjoyable, or at least tolerable? Let's start with the basics.
Alan Schechter

The NFL Should Take a Lesson From Ray McDonald's Release

Alan Schechter | May 27, 2015 | Sports
The NFL is in a downward spiral, heading towards complete chaos, thanks to the behavior of many of its players, Ray McDonald included. The Chicago Bears decided to make a statement.
Clarence B. Jones

The Greatest Love of All

Clarence B. Jones | May 24, 2015 | College
I have written and spoken many times about the fiduciary responsibilities that we have as adults today. We are "trustees" of our children. We must protect and safeguard them so that more young Victor Casillas Valles can graduate from USF and other colleges and universities throughout the United States. Loving and protecting our children is the greatest love of all.
George Heymont

You've Got Me Under Your Spell

George Heymont | May 24, 2015 | Arts
Two productions new to San Francisco had that special aura about them: a piece of dance theater that attempted to retell a drama written by Sophocles in approximately 441 BC, and a contemporary drama which brilliantly demonstrated what happens when superb writing, directing, and acting combine to elevate a script into a miraculously poignant and deeply fulfilling event.

San Francisco's Best Rooftop Bars

PureWow | May 25, 2015 | San Francisco
Our sunny spring has been hijacked (boo to this premature chilly, cloudy weather). But we're holding onto hope for brighter, warmer days. Here's a cheat sheet of rooftop bars that you can have at the ready as soon as a nice day hits.
Alan Black

Notes From a Dive Bar V

Alan Black | May 24, 2015 | San Francisco
Friday night -- At opening time, the merchant who adds cash to the ATM machine slinks in as quiet as a mouse. He stocks the money nest with tens and twenties. Later, the drinkers will raid the machine like Vikings sailing for Lust....
Nathan Manske

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | May 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
Throughout Robert Scott's life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one's tribe.
Cleve Jones

Remembering Harvey Milk and His Fight to End Job Discrimination

Cleve Jones | May 22, 2015 | Gay Voices
This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/22/15

John Zipperer | May 22, 2015 | San Francisco
It's our first Week to Week News Quiz of the Post-Letterman Era. Take our latest quiz and see that the news, alas, is still the same.
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