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jeanne-powell's picture
(c) 2010 Jeanne Powell   all rights reserved     [3]   Fourth Street, positively, on a fog-filled afternoon – busy thoroughfare with electric buses, blaring taxis, tourists and local shoppers.  Walking past a small hotel guarded by a doorman in full regalia...
andrew-q-lam's picture
New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 23, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO -- “If you are going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” So goes the hit song from 1967 that painted the city as a mecca of openness and freedom. Today, however, the lyrics might...
sam-barry's picture
A lot of people (two, one from Miami and one from Texas) have wondered if I am serious about running for mayor of San Francisco. “You’re kidding, right?” they ask me. I want to reassure you, my fellow citizens, that I am not kidding. I am the best possible candidate for mayor of San Francisco,...
kevin-simmonds's picture
PLEASE visit Kickstarter to learn about my new project ORIENT. It's all about creating a new anthropology for Asians and Blacks in this country.
sam-barry's picture
I should have known it was going to be bad day when the traffic reporter on KQED radio said there was still a problem on the N line after telling us about an as-yet undiagnosed problem on the L line. San Francisco’s mass transit system (MUNI) of buses, light rail, trolleys, cable cars, carrier...
daniel-curzon's picture
Hooray for the Chinese lady on the MUNI bus. She is the Rosa Parks Chung of our time!
charles-purdy's picture
I began working full-time at Red Room on June 1. And there are many wonderful things about working here--brilliant, inspiring colleagues and Red Room members, for instance. What's more, the offices are eight blocks from my apartment, so it takes me about 12 minutes to walk to work. I moved to San...
phil-bronstein's picture
Sometimes, even powerful bureaucracies are brought low by the diligence of individual citizens. That's exactly what happened on Friday. In this case, Muni makes a promise to public transit riders that it can't/won't keep. We'd never know about that if it weren't for rider Aaron Kitashima, who...
phil-bronstein's picture
Will they or won't they? Suspense builds. The clock is ticking down the hours and minutes till the mixed metaphor window closes for good. Nothing short of the integrity of Muni is at stake here. Will they make it on time and redeem themselves? Or will they stumble into the murky pit of...
phil-bronstein's picture
This is about money. And doing what you say you're going to do. It's only a quarter involved, it's not a $100 tank of gas or the $9.7 trillion national debt. But those quarters can add up to bigger numbers and, besides, if you promise someone a quarter, you should give them a quarter. In this case...