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    Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters

    Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters

    At the Legion of Honor, June 30–September 30 In 1848, a year of political revolution across Europe, seven young Englishmen formed an artistic alliance aspiring to rebel against the contemporary…

    Limiting the Fraudulent Practice of Gay Conversion Therapy

    Limiting the Fraudulent Practice of Gay Conversion Therapy

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– June is Pride Month, a time when we recognize the sweeping impact LGBTQ individuals, advocates and allies have had in the U.S. and the world. It’s…

    Oakland Needs a Pro-Active System to Solve Trash, Illegal Dumping and Blight Problems

    Oakland Needs a Pro-Active System to Solve Trash, Illegal Dumping and Blight Problems

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– Addressing how we deal with trash, illegal dumping and blight in our community—so that we all live in a clean and healthy city—is…

    GGBA Monthly Report, Business Tips and More!

    GGBA Monthly Report, Business Tips and More!

    Frederick Douglass Had It Right– Why We Took a Stand with the SBA and Where We Go from Here– By Audry deLucia– Frederick Douglass had it right in his 1857…

    Values We Can Be Proud Of

    Values We Can Be Proud Of

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Psychologists have long known that there are two different kinds of values that motivate us to get out of bed in the morning. The first are…

    Blood and Water

    By David Perry– “Are you too good to join the Army? Who do you think you are? I never went to college.” After 40 years, the words still sting: big…

    Helping Children Grieve

    Helping Children Grieve

    By Deborah Schwing, LMFT, LPCC– Loss is part of life. When children and teens experience the death of someone close to them, their ability to cope with, and make sense…

    Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– Unbreakable. It’s a fascinating word. A powerful word. The etymology of the root word, break, is equally intriguing as it relates to this article in particular.…

    A New Installation in the de Young Contemporary Galleries

    A New Installation in the de Young Contemporary Galleries

    Sky Cathedral’s Presence I by Louise Nevelson Louise Nevelson’s life (1899–1988) and work are a story in sculpture. The story is a weaving together and intermingling of several histories: her…

    Third Graders React to Children’s Books Written by High Schoolers in an LGBT and Ethnic Studies Course

    Third Graders React to Children’s Books Written by High Schoolers in an LGBT and Ethnic Studies Course

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