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    When Dogs Heal

    When Dogs Heal

    In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, we are featur­ing the non-profit Fred Says, which promotes pet ownership to improve the lives of those with HIV/AIDS. Fred Says (http://fredsays.org/)…

    In the News – November 12, 2015

    By Dennis McMillan Mayor Lee Partners with MAC AIDS Fund In SF’s Aim to be First to Get to Zero Mayor Edwin Lee announced San Francisco’s intention to become the…

    Ann Rostow: Just Breathe, College Students

    Ann Rostow: Just Breathe, College Students

    By Ann Rostow Just Breathe, College Students I have little patience for older adults who pine for simpler days or reflexively critique their juniors. We all come of age in…

    Taking Action to Stop Gun Violence in Oakland

    Taking Action to Stop Gun Violence in Oakland

    Earlier this year, I fought for and won funding in the new City of Oakland budget to specifically focus on stopping gun crime. I have been working to get these…

    Giving Thanks for Progress

    Giving Thanks for Progress

    The fight for civil rights inspired me to enter politics, and 2015 has been a particularly inspiring year. As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to take stock of this year’s…

    Shanti Project Launches Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program

    Shanti Project Launches Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program

    Shanti Project, one of San Francisco’s oldest community-based caregiving organizations for people with life-threatening conditions, recently launched the Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program. Here at the San Francisco Bay Times,…

    High Schoolers React to the Lesbian-Themed Movie Freeheld

    High Schoolers React to the Lesbian-Themed Movie Freeheld

    Teacher Lyndsey Schlax of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts is teaching the nation’s first on-site high school LGBT course, according to district officials. In this column,…

    Remastering Women’s Music in Political Times

    Remastering Women’s Music in Political Times

    “Gripping” feminist energy literally resulted from a recent meaningful handshake and meeting between Margie Adam and Hillary Clinton. Adam, who is based in the Bay Area and is one of…

    Training Across Borders

    Training Across Borders

    I recently returned from a life-changing “Training Across Borders” (TAB 2015) Aikido seminar, held at Loutraki SportCamp just outside of Athens, Greece. TAB’s purpose is to enable people in conflict…

    Get Your Pilgrim On

    Get Your Pilgrim On

    There’s a nip in the air, a splash of gold in the foliage. As dawn leans in close toward dusk and our grocer’s aisles fill with squashernalia, we’re getting our…