Category Archives: San Francisco

Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love

David Talbot writes in this 2014 book: * “If you’re going to have a Ken Kesey, you’re going to have a Charles Manson—the one basically gave permission to the other. I went to Altamont and thought it was terrific. The … Continue reading

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Forbes: Why California Keeps Making Homelessness Worse

Michael Shellenberger writes: California is home to some of the world’s toughest environmental and public health laws, but skyrocketing homelessness has created an environmental and public health disaster. The 44,000 people living, eating, and defecating on the streets of L.A. … Continue reading

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JTA: This Jewish lawmaker wanted to keep Chinese immigrants out. Should a park be named after him?

From JTA: The elder Kahn, a Republican from San Francisco who served 12 terms in Congress between 1899 and his death in 1924, championed an extension of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1902 prohibiting immigration by Chinese laborers. While doing … Continue reading

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Many reluctantly choose private schools

Link: Other parents told The Chronicle they don’t want their children to be around students who wear “saggy pants” or who “curse on Muni” or who may be “rotten apples.” A few said they can see big differences between public … Continue reading

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Who Needs Love When You’ve Got Willie Brown?

From San Francisco Magazine: Lauren Smiley | Photo: Aya Brackett and Drew Altizer | November 28, 2013 Ten years a trophy girlfriend—but still willing to work! Sonya Molodetskaya—Russian refugee, aspiring boutique owner, mostly absentee immigrant rights commissioner, and decade-long lady … Continue reading

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