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  • Jeff Adachi

    “He saw a world where public defenders were afforded the same awe and respect as any high-powered private attorney. He was aware that most public defenders around the country face impossible caseloads, little money, and the difficult job of defending people accused of terrible crimes. But for Jeff, everyone’s right to a criminal defense is the backbone of a democratic nation. Innocent people being wrongly accused especially drove him … injustice infused everything he did ” Read More

  • Welcome to Weinerville

    “If you want to protect your neighborhood, street, or house, it’s time to defeat or mitigate State Senator Scott Wiener’s SB-50 legislation –

    By George Wooding More ...

  • Conservatorship: SB1045

    Services Won't Magically Appear Without Funding

    “… but the law will help few, if any … resources will be diverted from actual services by the expensive additions to city bureaucracy that will be needed to support the implementation of SB 1045.”

    by Dr. Teresa Palmer Read More ...

  • A Tax Break for PG&E?

    Why is PG&E getting a $9 million annual tax break and why do we still need the State Board of Equalization?

    “…PG&E should be paying the City at least $1.1 million annually in property tax to our City for the franchise fee…”

    By John Farrell Read More ...

  • City’s Lapses in Rape Reporting and Handling Propel Reforms

    “Accross the country, police departments convey that they solve rape cases. Usually, they simply close them according to an investigation of 60 police agencies and 70,000 rape cases conducted by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica.”

    By Dr. Derek Kerr Read More

  • George Constanza-ing

    Inside SFPD Squad Car Tactics

    “Our drive up the 900 block of Connecticut would be greeted daily by the choreograph of youngsters turning their heads to spit in unison. It wasn’t us specifically, it was our blue uniforms.”

    By Lou Barberini

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  • $90.7 Million and Counting …

    Lawsuit Settlement Costs Escalate

    “… by requiring City employee-defendants found guilty of harassment ... It would have been the surest and fastest way to stop the harassment if perps knew they’d have to pay the settlements themselves.”

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw

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  • Quentin Kopp

    Cult City Revision, Taxes and Subsidies

    “Milk urged Mayor Moscone not to allow White’s return. White learned of such effort ... White’s assassinations weren’t based on Milk’s homosexuality; they occurred because of his desired reappointment. Those are facts, not political revision.”

    Quentin Kopp Read More ...

  • Environmentalk

    The Real Dirty-y Dozen

    “What can I do to be more environmentally aware as I garden? ... Here are her twelve Do’s and Don’ts for great soil health for your garden”

    By Katherine Howard

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  • Michael Walton Gonzalez

    “Readers of the Westside Observer will remember him as the chef/entrepreneur who took over the Manor Cafe Diner on West Portal Ave back in 2016.

    Gonzalez breathed new life into the establishment with passion and dedication.”

    Read More

  • Stolen Valor, Rape Charges Jolt Human Services Agency

    “Simmering anger over hiring practices at the Human Services Agency (HSA) turned to dismay after 2 employees were arrested for rape and another accused of stolen valor.”

    By Dr. Derek Kerr Read More

  • Future for Ratepayers, Homeowners?

    “The system opened in the early 1930s, and has been a godsend. But all good things come to an end, or at least come to be challenged. Now that the state wants twice the water for fisheries, SF is challenged. Eighty-five percent of our water, very pure water, has come from Yosemite.”

    By Steve Lawrence

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  • A Proud San Francisco Tradition

    Magnificent Magnolias

    “...home to the most significant magnolia collection for conservation purposes outside China, where the majority of species originated.”

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  • West of Twin Peaks Central Council

    MARCH MEETING

    “The housing crisis/dilemma next took center stage with speakers from both sides of the SB50 legislation addressing the gist of the new legislation and how it would affect San Francisco and the state as a whole.”

    By Mitch Bull Read More ...

  • MARCH 2018

    “I know that Spring is right around the corner, but it’s raining so hard and so much that I can’t seem to see that far into the future… umbrellas are blowing up the street inside out, and even the parking meter readers seem a little less robust in the deluge…”

    By Mitch Bull

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  • Newsom's One-Tunnel WaterFix

    “…form a qualified committee to carefully monitor Newsom and his version of WaterFix (the Delta diversion project). We cannot be bullied by opportunistic and ambitious politicians who have eyes and appetites well beyond our boundaries, accompanied by their retinue of resume misfits to do their bidding.”

    by Brian Browne Read More…

  • Author Conway Interviews Author Gamble

    “Usually when people think of the Irish in America, they think of the potato famine... the Irish in cities arrived before the Civil War and were among the largest group of white settlers to the new frontiers of expanding territories and homesteads.”

    By Jonathan Farrell

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  • Brandon Miller

    Tax Changes That Could Impact You

    “With all of these changes, it’s hard to know whether you’ve been helped or hurt by the new tax bill until you actually file.”

    By Brandon Miller

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  • Meet Our New Captain Rainsford -Tuesday, February 19 | 6 pm –7 pm Taraval Station Community Room

    Captain's Report

    “We had several trees down, traffic signals out and intersections flooded throughout the district but, fortunately, there were no major injuries reported ... ”

    Read More ...

  • Senior Smarts

    Advance Care Planning

    “Dealing with a serious illness is hard. But a little forethought and planning can go a long way to help you, your family and your friends cope. That way you’ll be more ready and prepared when you get one of those early morning jarring phone calls.”

    Anise J. Matteson
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  • Remember When?

    Golden Gate Park/Monterey Line

    1 Monterey Park Line, Motor Coach 06 with Body Built by Meister Brothers in Sacramento | August 19, 1919 | Published by permission of SFMTA Photo Center.

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MARCH 2019 QUICK INDEX

Welcome to Wienerville

PG&E's Tax Break? (Farrell)

Adachi Remembered

SB1045: Conservatorship?

Lapses in Rape Reporting

SFPD Squad Car Tactics

Lawsuit Settlement Costs Escalate

Future for Ratepayers, Homeowners?

The Real Dirty-y Dozen

Charges Jolt Human Services Agency

Chef Gonzalez Remembered

Quentin: City Cult?

March Central Council Meeting

Around the Town

Newsom's WaterFix

Tax Changes That Could Impact You

January Crime Reports

Should School Start Later?

State of the Union Aftermath

Authors at Bookshop

March Calendar

Remember When

A New Baby (Tesla Test Drive)

Open Late

 

FEB 2019 QUICK INDEX

The Way We Were

Congratulations Supervisor Yee

SFPD's Fabricated Stats

Society of Professional Journalists' Award!

SF Moves to a Public Bank

Supervisor Yee: Step Up to the Plate

Water, Sewer, Power: the Big Picture

Eelgrass: Treasure of Treasure Island

Cult City, Subsidies

Exhibit Rocks the Westside

Freedom of Information Award

Around the Town

Floating Hotels and More

Taxing Taxes

True Love: Your Financial Advisor

January Crime Reports

After Xmas Wish List

Travel-Out In the Cold (Marin-Mendocino)

 

DEC/JAN QUICK INDEX

Laguna Hondas' Fleeing Patients

Participatory Budget: Spend Your Taxes

The Homeless No One Talks About

Mayor — Clean House at DHR (Monette-Shaw)

Politics and Elections (Kopp)

Fish or Water? (Lawrence)

The Soil Will Save Us

Call for Care (Farrell)

SFERs Limo and Vacation Fund

November Central Council Meeting

Monetizing the White House (Durst)

What's Happening Around Town!

Release Your Inner Santa

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