Tag: San Francisco
The Art of the New Racism
“Certain San Francisco artists may receive $1,000 a month under a new city program, the latest in a series of universal basic income initiatives cropping up in cities across California,” writes Faith Pinho of msn.com. Anybody eager for the extra $1000 might wonder who the “certain artists” might be.  They must be “San Francisco...
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San Francisco Ends Merit-Based Admissions at Top-Rated Public High School
San Francisco’s Board of Education voted unanimously last October to set aside longstanding merit-based admissions at Lowell High School for one year. This decision was allegedly due to the pandemic, but the board had a bigger target in mind. As Katy Grimes now reports in the California Globe, the board has just “voted to...
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Nancy Pelosi’s Bad Hair Day
As the world knows, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a wash and a blow-out at a San Francisco salon that had been closed since March, when Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, declared a state of emergency. “As it turns out, it was a setup,” Pelosi told reporters. “So I take responsibility for falling for...
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Forgive Me if I Don’t Fall Right into Line with the New Fascism
As a San Francisco resident and business owner, I’m wondering—can I trust the health judgments of leaders who let thousands live on the streets in their own filth? And if we are now getting the homeless into shelter, why couldn’t that have happened earlier? Doesn’t their health count? All of a sudden, we are...
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Fear: The Fuel of Government Power
Americans reacting in fear and panic fueled by non-stop media coverage are unfortunately once again calling out to the wrong source for answers. Not only will the answers they get likely exacerbate the dangers of the current crisis, but our society and economy will be collateral damage.
SF Official Arrested for Graft Should Have Been Axed Years Ago
Last month, when the FBI arrested San Francisco Department of Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru, many Bay Area residents breathed a sigh of relief. As Susan Dyer Reynolds noted in Marina Times, Nuru’s ascent started in 1991 when he became second in command at the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG), a nonprofit...
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Will New District Attorney Chesa Boudin “Transform” San Francisco?
Chesa Boudin has gained election as district attorney of San Francisco, beating out Suzy Loftus, favorite of the city’s establishment Democrats and backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The victory is not surprising, given the victor’s profile.
Thoughts on Housing Affordability and Homelessness in California
Improving housing affordability will significantly reduce homelessness, but it will not in itself solve the problem.
San Francisco’s Vaping Ban Is Doomed To Go Up in Smoke
Will the ban work? Unfortunately, governmental efforts to reduce or eliminate vices are often spectacular failures.
The Adachi Papers: SF Police Raid Attacks Free Press and Reveals Hypocrisy
With police and public officials alike, California taxpayers should watch what they do, not what they say.
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