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    Fighting to Keep Oakland a Sanctuary City

    Fighting to Keep Oakland a Sanctuary City

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– In August 2017, the Oakland Police Department knowingly assisted with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in West Oakland. OPD’s participation contradicts…

    Rapport and Connection Are the Keys to Work Success and Satisfaction

    Rapport and Connection Are the Keys to Work Success and Satisfaction

    By Julie Gleeson– I recently interviewed a wonderful career counselor who was hired to help a start-up company retain employees. As we spoke about the issues, it became clear that…

    A Primer on How to Shop for Health Insurance on California’s Individual Market during Open Enrollment

    A Primer on How to Shop for Health Insurance on California’s Individual Market during Open Enrollment

    By R. Ruth Linden, Ph.D.– For many of us, reviewing our health insurance coverage or selecting a new plan inspires dread. How to select the right plan or anticipate unexpected…

    Hanukkah: Shaken with a Southern Baptist Twist

    Hanukkah: Shaken with a Southern Baptist Twist

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– The announcement that this issue of the San Francisco Bay Times would include features on Hanukkah and food put a huge smile on this face. Both…

    The Legacy of Marsha P. Johnson

    The Legacy of Marsha P. Johnson

    By Lyndsey Schlax– (Editor’s Note: Teacher Lyndsey Schlax of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts launched the nation’s first on-site high school LGBT course in 2015. She…

    Putting on the Glitz: San Francisco’s Golden Age of Female Impersonation

    Putting on the Glitz: San Francisco’s Golden Age of Female Impersonation

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– She was one of the comeliest performers ever to grace a San Francisco theater, and was honored by men and emulated by women. Elegance, poise, bearing—all…

    Scorchingly Intense Call Me by Your Name Emphasizes Sensuality, Not Sexuality

    Scorchingly Intense Call Me by Your Name Emphasizes Sensuality, Not Sexuality

    By Gary M. Kramer– Call Me by Your Name, gay filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s extraordinary adaptation of André Aciman’s novel, opens December 15 in the Bay Area. The film depicts the…

    Sister Dana sez, “So far, DarnOld Trump has undone over 100 positive rules good for the nation that were initiated by President Obama. So, this is Making America Great Again?? As if!”

    Sister Dana sez, “So far, DarnOld Trump has undone over 100 positive rules good for the nation that were initiated by President Obama. So, this is Making America Great Again?? As if!”

    By Sister Dana Van Iquity– Sister Dana sez, “So far, DarnOld Trump has undone over 100 positive rules good for the nation that were initiated by President Obama. So, this…

    Charles Farriér of Crumble & Whisk Turns Cheesecakes into Irresistible Works of Edible Art

    Charles Farriér of Crumble & Whisk Turns Cheesecakes into Irresistible Works of Edible Art

    Charles Farriér is the Monet of cheesecakes. His colorful creations, often topped with edible flowers and glistening jewel-like fruits, are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the…

    Covered Vessel in the Form of a Ballplayer, Guatemala, Teotihuacan Culture (600 AD)

    Covered Vessel in the Form of a Ballplayer, Guatemala, Teotihuacan Culture (600 AD)

    At the de Young Since ancient times, a ritual ballgame has been played throughout Mexico and Central America for religious, economic and territorial reasons. This hollow vessel depicts an athlete…

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