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One of the most contested races this election season will determine who will succeed Tom Ammiano in the California State Assembly, District 17. The district is an important one, encompassing…

Ellen Van den Bergh: Manager and Senior Designer at The Great Frame Up

Ellen Van den Bergh: Manager and  Senior Designer at The Great Frame Up

We often take framers and designers for granted, and yet their work may be immortalized in your home. Perhaps you have a treasured wedding photo, or an important painting or…

Jane Addams: Cultural Feminist

Jane Addams: Cultural Feminist

For Americans living during the first decades of the 20th century, Jane Addams seemed to be a Victorian matron: prim and proper, with a hint of lavender on her lace…

Civil Grand Jury Seeks LGBT Juror Applicants

Interview with Judge Gail Dekeron “Bay Times” Exclusive One of the most powerful and influential positions in the city is that of Civil Grand Juror. Currently, the Civil Grand Jury…

In Memoriam: Joan Ellen Deady

Joan Ellen Deady October 3, 1953 – March 23, 2014   Joan Ellen Deady, a long-time friend and supporter of the Bay Times and Betty’s List, as well as a…

Meet Shane Glacken, VP & Branch Manager Bank of the West, Castro District Office

Shane Glacken, Vice President and Castro Branch Manager of Bank of the West, joined the bank last year. With seven years of financial services experience in California and Nevada, Shane…

Summit Highlights Castro Dichotomy

Summit Highlights Castro Dichotomy

By Commissioner Leslie Katz (Editor’s Note: The recent “Lesbians Who Tech” summit, held February 7–March 2 at the Castro Theatre, focused on increasing visibility and tech participation in two historically…

New and Improved Chris Culliver

New and Improved Chris Culliver

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Such change begins with individuals, and becomes all the more important for influential…

Honoring the Legacy of Stu Smith

Today we mourn the loss of one of the most compassionate and beloved members of our community, Stu Smith. He left behind an inimitable legacy of lives touched, and he…

Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

Stuart (Stu) Morrison Smith died after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, February 3, surrounded by old friends and family members including his beloved husband, Dave Earl. Mr. Smith…

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