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    Basics of Governor Brown’s Budget

    Basics of Governor Brown’s Budget

    The New Year is a fresh start, offering everyone a chance to make improvements. The State of California faces the same opportunity through its annual budget process, which began this…

    Gun Safety Proposals from Kaplan and Others Unanimously Pass Oakland City Council

    Gun Safety Proposals from Kaplan and Others Unanimously Pass Oakland City Council

    On a day when the nation saw President Obama shed tears in memory of children killed by gun violence and Oakland saw a brazen shooting in broad daylight across the…

    In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    Justin Chin Malaysian-born poet, essayist and performance artist Justin Chin addressed queer Asian American identity with humor and raw vulnerability. An afternoon of readings dedicated to his memory will be…

    A Case of EOW: Early Obama Withdrawal

    A Case of EOW: Early Obama Withdrawal

    I am suffering from EOW (Early Obama Withdrawal). No week seems to go by without the President doing something that reconfirms why I have been a fan of his since…

    Hillary Clinton’s Recent SF Visit Highlighted Youth Wisdom

    Hillary Clinton’s Recent SF Visit Highlighted Youth Wisdom

    The old adage “out of the mouths of babes” was in full force recently at an event that Hillary Clinton’s campaign held at the Innovation Hangar. Although it was a…

    Maggie Smith Plays Irascible Homeless Woman in The Lady in the Van Film Gary M.

    Maggie Smith Plays Irascible Homeless Woman in The Lady in the Van Film Gary M.

    Gay playwright Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, opening January 22, recounts his experiences with the homeless woman who lived in his driveway starting back in the mid-1970s. The…

    Sister Dana sez, “So it’s been a couple weeks since you made that New Year’s Resolution…”

    Sister Dana sez, “So it’s been a couple weeks since you made that New Year’s Resolution…”

    By Sister Dana Van Iquity Sister Dana sez, “So it’s been a couple weeks since you made that New Year’s Resolution. Exercise more? Stay on that diet? Stop smoking? No way!…

    A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

    A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

    Is it any different officiating for one’s best friends? I had the opportunity to find out when, on New Year’s Eve, I was honored to marry my best friend and…

    6/26 And Beyond

    6/26 And Beyond

    As the new year commences, we initiate a new name for our column: 6/26 and Beyond. You might ask: What’s 6/26? It’s June 26–not only the date of the founding…

    Sublime Beauty: Rafael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn

    Sublime Beauty: Rafael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn

    Through April 10 at the Legion of Honor The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn.” This…

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