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    James Pratt and John Smith: Martyrs to Madness and Idiocy

    James Pratt and John Smith: Martyrs to Madness and Idiocy

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– “Yesterday morning, at the usual hour,” the Morning Post informed its readers on November 28, 1835, “the sentence of the law was carried into effect upon…

    Saints and Sinners 2020: The Festival That Wasn’t

    Saints and Sinners 2020: The Festival That Wasn’t

    By Michele Karlsberg– Michele Karlsberg: The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival (SAS Fest) was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed to be an innovative way to reach the…

    Farmers’ Markets Work to Create a Safe Shopping Environment

    Farmers’ Markets Work to Create a Safe Shopping Environment

    By Debra Morris– Amid the continuing safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, some Bay Area farmers’ markets have closed, but there are many that remain open because they are…

    Ellen Pontac (1941–2020): Flooding the World with Love and Life

    Ellen Pontac (1941–2020): Flooding the World with Love and Life

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– We met the extraordinary Ellen Pontac, along with the love of her life Shelly Bailes, on the miraculous first day of San Francisco’s Winter…

    Strengthening Our Safety Net During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Strengthening Our Safety Net During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    By Brett Andrews– This is an unprecedented moment. The interconnectedness of our community and our world is laid bare in the starkest of terms as we face and take action…

    2020 Census: Rise Up and Be Counted

    2020 Census: Rise Up and Be Counted

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– We are living in unprecedented times. The Bay Area’s stay-at-home order is necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, which threatens the health and well-being of…

    Social Justice Slate Dominated San Francisco’s DCCC Race

    By Kevin Bard– The Social Justice slate—with a lot of help from the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club, Pissed Off Voters, the Berniecrats, the Guardian, and others in our progressive…

    One for the Money, Two for the Show, Three to Get Ready, Now Go, (Old White) Men, Go

    One for the Money, Two for the Show, Three to Get Ready, Now Go, (Old White) Men, Go

    By Andrea Shorter– You might still be nursing a post-Super Tuesday Democratic Primary party hangover or heartache. If you were rooting for former VP Joe Biden to resuscitate back into…

    Former San Francisco Bay Times Columnists on Track to Win DCCC Seats

    Three former San Francisco Bay Times columnists appear to be among the victors in the recent District 17 race for 14 open seats on San Francisco’s Democratic County Central Committee…

    Two Prestige Sporty Coupes

    Two Prestige Sporty Coupes

    By Philip Ruth– It’s time for more coupes! In my last column, I compared Hyundai and Toyota coupes from the sub-$30,000 market. Here, we’ll rise to the top of the…