Thursday, August 31, 2017

Car Talk

Market and Van Ness will never be the same if the 39-story luxury condo development One Oak proceeds as proposed. 304 units doesn't sound like much, unless you factor in a realistic transportation impact analysis, which the city has intentionally ignored.

In a neighborhood with two major traffic corridors and 7,200 new units planned for development, providing 73 parking spaces at One Oak is laughable. With no on-street parking available, double parking for taxis and deliveries will create gridlock.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cannabis Cocktails

Bay Area Bites reviews cannabis cocktails in the Castro.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Medical Revolution

Fifty years ago during the Summer of Love, thousands of teenagers descended on San Francisco seeking spiritual transformation of their lives. When their unmet medical needs threatened to create a health crisis, the Health Department response was, We don’t want to take care of them. We want them to go away.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Punjabi Cowboy

Violence against Sikhs in America — a faith based on equality with a heavy emphasis on social justice — can be attributed to a combination of ignorance about non-Christian religions, and a long history of racism. Sikhs wear turbans, but they are neither Hindu or Muslim; they are Sikh.
In the aftermath of 9/11, a Sikh in San Francisco’s Mission District stood at a bus stop in front of me wearing his turban with a ten-gallon Stetson hat on top. To me, this signified a dark humor about bigotry in the US.