San Francisco politicians have a history of attacking and scapegoating homeless people to advance their careers. Remember, Gavin Newsom (who is now campaigning for governor as a progressive) ran for mayor as the backer of measure that took welfare money away from the homeless. Now Sup. Jeff Sheehy has legislation that attacks homeless people who make a little money...
On July 1, 2015, a firearm stolen four days earlier from a Bureau of Land Management agent's car was discharged, tragically striking and killing Kathryn Steinle. David Campos, then District 9 supervisor, quickly began drafting an ordinance intended to prevent the theft of firearms from parked vehicles by mandating how they are stored. Campos' legislation would become Police Code Article...
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ALL EARS Smoked Out Soul is a dance party for people who like their funk with a side of exquisitely choreographed chaos. At its most stripped-down, Smoked Out Soul (or, cleverly, S.O.S.) is two DJ/instrumentalists with live drums and percussion. That would be enough to distinguish it among DJ parties, but those are just the core members of a...
PARTY RADAR One of the most fun experiences I had this year was writing a history of bathhouse music and, by extension, how queer sex music of the 1960s and '70s still influences the dance floors of today. Hey, the more we hook up, the better we sound. This year's Folsom Street Fair (Sun/24, 11am-6pm) offers plenty of entertainment in and...
PARTY RADAR I've already listed the plethora of leather affairs this week for Folsom Street Fair, but there's a deluge of great parties that aren't exactly affiliated -- although the crossover of crowds this week should be terrific. So below I'm listing some more joint to reserve room for on your dance card.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgGYjHEGx2k GOGO SEESEE GOGO PENGUIN Before we launch into this...
Imagine you are in your neighborhood when you see a police officer interacting with a civilian. You are confused by what you see, but you decide not to get involved. When you get home, you are still thinking about what you saw. You don’t want to jump to conclusions about whether or not the officer was doing something wrong. So...
A deal to build an affordable housing complex in the Excelsior with a community health clinic on the first floor is now up in the air, and community advocates are complaining about “backroom deals” involving BRIDGE Housing, Safeway, and Sup. Ahsha Safai. The Bridge project, which is set to turn an old funeral home at 4840 Mission into 134 below-market...

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