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    Ann Rostow: Help!

    Ann Rostow: Help!

    By Ann Rostow– Help! Before we start, I’ve basically given up reacting to Trump in every column, but I have to make one small exception. When will commentators, pundits and…

    Honoring the Oscar Grant Foundation and Love Not Blood Campaign

    Honoring the Oscar Grant Foundation and Love Not Blood Campaign

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– This year my office has chosen to honor the Oscar Grant Foundation and the Love Not Blood Campaign for Black History Month. Oscar…

    Second Chances

    Second Chances

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– California went through a decades-long “tough-on-crime” period when the popular response to public safety concerns was to lock up criminals and throw away the key. But…

    GGBA’s Statement on Caltrans’ Historic Inclusion of LGBT Businesses

    On April 28, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) that was entitled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. That established a $54 Billion fund…

    The Three Components of Self Compassion: 2 – Common Humanity vs. Isolation

    The Three Components of Self Compassion: 2 – Common Humanity vs. Isolation

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Can we intentionally learn to be less self-critical and more self-compassionate? Psychologist Kristin Neff believes that we can. Based on her pioneering research, she has identified…

    Two ‘Boston Marriages’: Katharine Lee Bates & Katharine Coman and Amy Lowell & Ada Dwyer Russell

    Two ‘Boston Marriages’: Katharine Lee Bates & Katharine Coman and Amy Lowell & Ada Dwyer Russell

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Katharine Lee Bates and Katharine Coman In 1882, those who strove to keep the thoughts of other people pure finally succeeded in having Walt Whitman’s Leaves…

    Older Californians and State of the State

    Older Californians and State of the State

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Governor Newsom in his State of the State address on February 12 spoke to the issue of the graying of California. “We need to get ready…

    Monet: The Late Years

    Monet: The Late Years

    Through May 27 at the de Young Monet: The Late Years, now at the de Young, is the first exhibition in more than 20 years dedicated to the final phase…

    Sean Dorsey Dance Celebrates 15 Years of Trailblazing Dance

    Sean Dorsey Dance Celebrates 15 Years of Trailblazing Dance

    Company celebrates in San Francisco March 14–16 Over the past 15 years, trailblazing transgender choreographer, dancer, writer and advocate Sean Dorsey has had a profound impact on audiences, communities and…

    Music Legend Patti LaBelle Has Contributed to the Soundtrack of Our Lives

    Music Legend Patti LaBelle Has Contributed to the Soundtrack of Our Lives

    For more than 50 years, Patti LaBelle has enriched our lives with soulful music that goes beyond entertainment. Often her work has accompanied iconic moments in history. Depending on your…