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Election Day Cometh

Tuesday, November 4, is Election Day here in California. This year brings the opportunity to elect or re-elect all of our statewide constitutional officers: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State,…

Some Reflections on the Demise of the Bay Guardian and the Death of Ted Gullicksen

Some Reflections on the Demise of the Bay Guardian and the Death of Ted Gullicksen

October 14, 2014, was an awful day, the kind of awful you remember for years. I had flown down to Los Angeles that morning to speak to an audience at…

The Race for CA Assembly District 17

The Race for CA Assembly District 17

David Chiu: For the past six years, I have served as President of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. During that time, I have been honored to work with residents across…

Which Car Gets Your Vote, The Kia Sorento or the Volkswagen Passat?

Which Car Gets Your Vote,  The Kia Sorento or the Volkswagen Passat?

Time to vote again! In both national and local races, there is the usual services vs. austerity debate. Each side found an analog in two recent test cars, the Kia…

New Survey Identifies Aging Concerns in the LGBT Community

New Survey Identifies Aging Concerns in the LGBT Community

Our parents’ generation prided themselves on being independent. But most of us boomers who have lovingly provided years of support and caregiving for frail or ill parents know firsthand what…

Many Boomers Must Work

Many Boomers Must Work

These days Boomers, meaning those of us between 50 and 68, are feeling squeezed in ways we never expected. Our mantra has always been, “I want to live!” and most…

Realtors Behaving Badly

Realtors Behaving Badly

The Realtors are pissing me off. Not as individuals, mind you. After all, it’s an industry of professionally charming people. And beyond being charming, in my experience most realtors care…

Castro Improvements, Armistead, and Upcoming Elections

Castro Improvements, Armistead, and Upcoming Elections

Castro Street This issue of the Bay Times is focused on how our “gayborhood” is changing, and nothing is more visibly changing than Castro Street! Thanks in large part to…

Cars Are Mirroring Our Evolving Gayborhood

Cars Are Mirroring Our Evolving Gayborhood

First, there’s the influx of tech money that drives up prices and limits the breadth of people, LGBT or otherwise, who can afford to live here. This conjures up the…

Transforming Lives by Building Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

Transforming Lives by Building  Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

 Creating connections and ways for older and disabled adults to contribute to their communities strengthens both our neighborhoods and the participants themselves. Medical studies consistently show that remaining connected with…

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