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    The Housing Blame Game, and Democracy (Mostly) Restored at City College

    The Housing Blame Game, and Democracy (Mostly) Restored at City College

    If there was any question that housing unaffordability is the pressing issue of the moment, this November’s ballot, which by my count will have five housing measures for the voters’…

    What Now for the Gays? Reflections on the State of Our LGBT Movement in the Wake of Obergefell

    What Now for the Gays? Reflections  on the State of Our LGBT Movement  in the Wake of Obergefell

    The Supremes have done it again. Another Pride season has come and gone, and with it, another momentous Anthony Kennedy opinion affirming the shared humanity of gays and lesbians. Not…

    Harvey Milk Club Leads the Way, the Mission Rises Up, and New Leadership at City College

    Harvey Milk Club Leads the Way, the Mission Rises Up, and New Leadership at City College

    Happy Birthday, Harvey Milk The Harvey Milk Club gave our community a great present for what would have been Milk’s 85th birthday on May 22. The Club took over the…

    In Memory of Sam

    In Memory of Sam

    Regular readers of this column may recall that back in September I wrote about a college friend of mine who had lost his mind and ended up living on the…

    City College Update, State Senate Polling and the Year of the Woman

    City College Update, State Senate Polling and the Year of the Woman

    Some Good News from City College Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Ed Lee dropped by City College’s Downtown Center at 4th and Mission on April 7th to tour the facilities…

    San Francisco Goes Boom

    San Francisco Goes Boom

    By Rafael Mandelman Sign of the times: The front page of a recent issue of the Chronicle had a story about a luxury residential project slated to break ground at…

    President Mandelman, LGBT Soiree, Violence Report, and Shame on BART

    President Mandelman, LGBT Soiree, Violence Report, and Shame on BART

    Shame on Them Shame on the BART Board of Directors. On Thursday, February 12, the Board voted to ask the Alameda County DA to criminally prosecute the #blacklivesmatter protesters who…

    Good News for City College, District 3 Blues, Changing of the Guard at Alice and Milk

    Good News for City College, District 3 Blues, Changing of the Guard at Alice and Milk

    Restoration Granted to City College The new year has brought good news for City College of San Francisco. On January 14, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges announced…

    A Clear Path for San Francisco’s Unlikeliest Mayor, Mirkarimi and the Left, and City College Update

    A Clear Path for San Francisco’s Unlikeliest Mayor, Mirkarimi and the Left, and City College Update

    To the disappointment of some and the relief of others, State Senator Mark Leno will apparently not be running for Mayor next year. “After significant consideration and examination,” Matier and…

    Democracy at City College, A Hell of a Campaign, President Tang, and Battles Ahead

    Democracy at City College, A Hell of a Campaign, President Tang, and Battles Ahead

    Congratulations to my newly elected colleagues on the City College Board of Trustees. Newcomers Amy Bacharach, Brigitte Davila and Thea Selby joined veteran member John Rizzo in winning seats, giving…

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