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    In Memoriam

    Toni Morrison (1931–2019) Acclaimed author Toni Morrison, born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, died peacefully at age 88 this week following a short illness, according to her publisher Knopf. She was best…

    Hoarding Behavior in the LGBTQ Community

    Hoarding Behavior in the LGBTQ Community

    By Fairley Parson, LCSW– I believe that hoarding disproportionally impacts LGBTQ older adults. Unfortunately, we don’t have research that reports on hoarding behavior in the LGBTQ community. Still, given available…

    Spivy: ‘The Last of the Fleur de Levys’

    Spivy: ‘The Last of the Fleur de Levys’

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Presenting Spivy Le Voe: chanteuse, composer and nightclub owner, whose songs lampooned “the socially prominent and insufferably snobbish,” the very patrons she sought. During the 1940s,…

    Secrets to the Enduring Success of Greens Restaurant and Chez Panisse

    Secrets to the Enduring Success of Greens Restaurant and Chez Panisse

    As part of its star chef-studded 40th Anniversary Dinner Series, Greens Restaurant recently featured Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, a restaurant that is in its 48th year. There are many…

    Ann Rostow: Big Little Lies

    Ann Rostow: Big Little Lies

    By Ann Rostow– Big Little Lies Things are getting worse and worse. Toxic.  The racism of Trump’s attacks on The Squad do not appall me as much as the patently…

    From City Hall: 7.25.19

    $9.8 Million Increase in Income Assistance Mayor London Breed on July 18 announced that San Francisco’s budget for fiscal years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 will provide $9.8 million over two years in additional…

    Marriage Equality Breakthroughs from Ecuador to Northern Ireland

    Marriage Equality Breakthroughs from Ecuador to Northern Ireland

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– Last week, Michelle Avilés and Alexandra Chávez tied the knot in the Ecuadorian coastal city of Guayaquil, becoming the first same-sex couple to marry…

    Offensive: Playing the Trump Card

    Offensive: Playing the Trump Card

    By Andrea Shorter– No more pretending, equivocating, debating, or hemming and hawing about it: Trump is a racist. Trump’s escalated attacks against four women of color newly elected to the…

    Having ‘The Talk’ with Your Kids (the Money Talk)

    Having ‘The Talk’ with Your Kids (the Money Talk)

    By Brandon Miller, CFP– Every year on the Fourth of July, the Tahoe neighborhood where my vacation rental is located has a little parade. Kids decorate their bikes, pull pets…

    New Luxury Crossovers Vary in Power and Finesse

    New Luxury Crossovers Vary in Power and Finesse

    By Philip Ruth– Every automaker wants to produce a luxury car that’s both popular and exclusive. Most premium buyers want to feel unique, even as they run in step with…