Week To Week,
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While everyone else injures themselves trying to buy a discount blu-ray player, try your hand at our latest Week to Week news quiz and see what really makes the world go around. Here are some random but real hints: LOL; fellow Democrat Jackie Speiers agreed; making anti-social media; and and...
Dr. Christy Morrissey,
Dr. Martin Wikelski,
Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP),
Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company,
John James Audobon,
Lily Tung Crystal,
Mill Valley Film Festival,
Silence Of The Songbirds,
Unless you include Davey (the parakeet who, during his brief tenure in our home, liked to walk across my omelets), my family's fascination with bird life has been more artistic and scientific than pet-oriented
With its many festivals devoted to so many different aspects of film, festivals goers in San Francisco are especially fortunate in their opportunity to take in movies others may have only heard or read about.
Affordable health insurance should not be a luxury. It is a necessity. Since I was elected to Congress in 2009, I have done everything I can to make sure that residents of the San Gabriel Valley can easily obtain affordable insurance that provides quality care.
In America, veterans are viewed as the heroes of society. For those of us who have served in conflict zones, we know there are many other true heroes living in these areas: those natives who survive years under brutal regimes, those who open up underground schools for children, and those...
I have so much to be grateful for today. One of the ways I can show my gratitude is to use this incredible moment to inspire you to dream the biggest dream you possibly can, and then work for it.
Our immigration system is an immoral mess that throws obstacle after barricade in front of the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It doesn't prevent terrorists from entering the U.S. And it certainly doesn't excel at making America more competitive or innovative.
Yes, there is something very wrong at the core of many people but there is also something very right with those who give of themselves so freely, so generously, and without any agenda other than the clear desire to help save the lives of animals who cannot help themselves.
In San Francisco, the unions are strong and they have been such an important part of our life. I am forever grateful for all they have provided for our family.
San Francisco Ballet,
National Ballet Of Canada,
Steinway And Sons,
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Pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear's new recording - The Nutcracker, Complete Ballet Arranged for Solo Piano - is the best new thing in Tchaikovsky. Released by Steinway and Sons, Stewart's piano reduction is rich with what he referred to as the "juicy stuff" within the score - the...
Gay Voices News
I feel like my straight friends don't really understand what I mean when I tell them I'm bisexual. For the record, I wanted to spell it all out. Yes, I am bisexual. No, I'm not just going through a phase, and I'm not confused.
Dawn Of The Deadzone,
Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand,
James A. Martin,
Left Coast Theatre Company,
Matthew Martin. Kris Lee,
Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu,
Richard S. Sargent,
Sabrina De Mio,
Terry Maloney Haley,
Thomas J. Misuraca,
Yiddish Book Center,
October offered me a chance to attend back-to-back productions by two favorite Bay area community theatre groups. One is a relatively young group; the other was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Both companies offered audiences a whopping good time.
There really is no fun on drugs, says Martin. I shrivel. He installs solar panels and enjoys New Age ambient music. Early evening, he has failed to fire up the engine, again. Soon, he will be lying down in his bed listening...
When Donald Trump said he would not rule out special identification cards for Muslims, I got the chills. It took me back to when I was a child, and I learned that Jews were forced by the Nazis to wear the Star of David on their clothing.
It's a dangerous world out there. Find out how dangerous it is by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Some random but actual hints: They heard Obama was born in Syria; maybe he invested a lot in Oracle; Bibi expressed his pleasure; and Merkel was already on her...
Of the four doctors who worked on me, not one had mental health screenings in place for their patients, except for asking if I had a history of depression, which I said I did, and that was that. None of the doctors suggested I consult a psychologist for what was clearly a psychological issue.
Aurora Theatre Company,
Berkeley Repertory Theatre,
Devin S. O’Brien,
Laura Jane Bailey,
Mud Blue Sky,
It's no secret theatre districts act as important economic engines in urban areas. Although many theatres have been built in reasonable proximity to concert halls and mass transit lines, grouping auditoriums together as part of an architectural concept started nearly 100 years ago.
Raising the minimum wage is both an economic and a moral issue. The economics are clear: Gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 over five years will lift families out of poverty, improve the local economy, and help students overcome obstacles to success in school.
If you're nervous about hosting Thanksgiving dinner, follow my friends-and-family holiday guide. It's failproof.
Notes From a Dive Bar,
San Francisco News
Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. George left his liver.