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    Off the Wahl: Sobriety Cinema

    By Jan Wahl– This is a tough time to stay sober. But what isn’t? As some truly great movies and documentaries show us, it is a challenging journey, yet one…

    Sport Coupe or Crossover?

    Sport Coupe or Crossover?

    By Philip Ruth– Got $39,000? Then you can buy the average new car. “Sticker shock” comes to mind, which is ironic when you consider that phrase was first coined in…

    Giving: It Feels So Good

    Giving: It Feels So Good

    By Liam P. Mayclem– “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” —Maya Angelou Donate here, give to this, volunteer for that event: our inboxes are bombarded daily with requests…

    Ann Rostow: Hallelujah

    Ann Rostow: Hallelujah

    By Ann Rostow– Hallelujah Oh my God, you guys! We made it!  I was one of those saps crying during the inauguration, gasping during the amazing poem, glued to the…

    A Personal Letter of Gratitude to the Hospital Heroes

    A Personal Letter of Gratitude to the Hospital Heroes

    By Liam P. Mayclem– “What are your Father’s wishes? Did he express the kind of care he’d like in the later stages of his life?” These are words you never want to hear from a…

    San Francisco Begins to Reopen After State’s Lengthy Stay-at-Home Order

    Mayor London Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax on January 25 announced that San Francisco will resume some businesses and activities beginning January 28 after the state announced it would…

    ‘Brave Enough to See It, Brave Enough to Be It’

    ‘Brave Enough to See It, Brave Enough to Be It’

    By Andrea Shorter– What a difference a real president and vice president make. In the air remains a lingering, collective deep sigh of relief that two competent, dedicated, and seriously…

    The Road to Economic Recovery

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Given the hope surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and new leadership in the White House, I am optimistic about 2021 and the eventual return to normalcy. But…

    Oakland Coliseum Offers Hope During Pandemic’s Dark Days

    Oakland Coliseum Offers Hope During Pandemic’s Dark Days

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority (“JPA”), working with other stakeholders such as the Oakland A’s and Alameda County Public Health, is now taking…

    Time to Multi-Task for LGBTIQ Rights

    Time to Multi-Task for LGBTIQ Rights

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– Now that the Biden-Harris administration has taken office, there’s no time to waste to reverse the last four years of backsliding and to make…