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    California Leads When Washington Will Not

    California Leads When Washington Will Not

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Here in California, we are witness to unprecedented dysfunction in Washington, exemplified by the longest government shutdown in American history. While the drama unfolds in our…

    After Ten Years, Oscar Grant Honored

    After Ten Years, Oscar Grant Honored

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– Oscar Grant III was a 22-year-old African-American man who was fatally shot in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 by…

    Could a Gay Phoenix Rise from the Ashes in Poland?

    Could a Gay Phoenix Rise from the Ashes in Poland?

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– On January 14, the nation of Poland was rocked by the horrific stabbing to death of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz—on stage in front of…

    In Memoriam

    Mary Oliver Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and numerous recognitions, poet Mary Oliver was often compared with Emily Dickinson for her artistry and introspection. She and her partner, photographer Molly Malone…

    From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

    From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Lucas arrived for his weekly therapy session in an agitated and unhappy state. It was confusing, he told me, because his life had been going great.…

    Winter Fancy Food Show Highlights 2019 Trends

    The Specialty Food Association (SFA) recently presented the Winter Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center in San Francisco from January 13–15. This year’s Show featured over 80,000 foods and beverages…

    2019: The Year of the Equality Act

    2019: The Year of the Equality Act

    By Andrea Shorter– It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, and I’m feelin’ … hopeful. What’s so great about 2019 so far? For one, it means that 2016 is…

    The Obscure Democratic Party Election This Weekend

    The Obscure Democratic Party Election This Weekend

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– Have you ever wondered who sponsors the “California Democratic Party” mailers, ads and literature in every election? Were you so energized by the recent midterms that…

    A Letter to San Francisco Bay Times readers from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

    A Letter to San Francisco Bay Times readers from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

    Dear Friends, It is a pleasure to send best wishes to all the readers of the San Francisco Bay Times for a glorious New Year filled with peace, hope and…

    The Cure for Your Holiday Spending Hangover

    The Cure for Your Holiday Spending Hangover

    By Brandon Miller, CFP– It’s okay. Most of us overindulged during the holidays. We ate too much. Spent too much. Did whatever too much. But that’s what January is for.…