Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tag: Examiner

Giants and Warriors give their workers the boot

I got the email firing me from my job at the Giants ballpark on Monday evening, July 27. On Tuesday evening I learned from the San Francisco Examiner website...

Finally, a monument to a victim of police violence

For the first time in history, San Francisco will soon have a permanent monument to a person of color killed by the police. I was up on Bernal Hill the...

Tenants harassed by construction work during COVID

In her 27 years as a tenant on Leavenworth, Andrea Carla Michaels has had few issues with any of her landlords. Now she is the only one of six tenants...

Screen Grabs: Revisit the glitzy disaster of ‘Showgirls’

During a week in which a nation-shaking epidemic shutdown has managed to become a concern secondary to curfews, social chaos, and military-dictatorship-type responses to protests against police violence…which public...

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

This morning I made the dire mistake of reading twitter comments on a San Francisco Chronicle report of protesters at SF Mayor London Breed's house. The tenor was "These...

For taxi drivers, COVID is a brutal dilemma

“I can’t even afford to go to work,” said taxi driver Colin Marcoux, who has been driving a cab for over two decades. COVID has caused a sharp decline in...

Some surprising political analysis from the local election results

The voter turnout is up to 55 percent in San Francisco now, and will exceed 60 percent once the last 54,000 ballots are counted. That’s what today’s results show...

Terence Hallinan, rebel and advocate for the oppressed

Terence Hallinan died Jan. 17, and in death got a lot more positive press than he ever did in life. The Chron ran a nice obit. The Examiner published a...

The Agenda, New Year’s edition: Saving City College …

It’s pretty unusual for a public official who runs a major institution that is short of cash to refuse help. But that’s what’s going on at City College –...

Investigation: Complaints cite racist, sexist harassment by Muni fare inspectors

In January, 2019, a woman called Muni’s customer service to complain about what she described as her daughter’s alarming interaction with a fare inspector. “She was going to pay...