In these times when reproductive rights are on the line, it’s useful to observe how folks in states like Texas are responding—and have been responding for years—to infringements on their civil rights.
For the second year in a row, city leaders will welcome “One Billion Rising for Justice Day,” a global campaign spanning 207 countries that raises awareness of domestic and sexual abuse against women.
It seems that everywhere you turn now, someone has an e-cigarette dangling from their mouth — whether you’re at the bar or on your lunch break at work. While manufacturers claim these electronic stogies help people kick the habit of smoking cigarettes, a UC San Francisco study released today finds just the opposite.
Small businesses, one sector that was greatly affected by the recession, have had to find creative ways to compete with the big guys who can afford to use technology to promote their company or offer deals to draw in customers. Thus, many small businesses in San Francisco have been struggling to stay afloat.
Larry Bradshaw, vice president of SEIU Local 1021, says today’s group will confront the Mayor and the Board of Supervisor’s Finance Budget Committee as they meet to discuss city finances. “We want to hold the Board of Supervisors accountable,” says Bradshaw.
Smith was killed last Tuesday by Officer Michael Maes in an accidental shooting; the two plainclothes detectives had entered an apartment, guns drawn, looking for laptops and other items that had been stolen during a string of armed robberies on BART property. For reasons that aren’t yet clear, Maes pulled the trigger, accidentally killing Smith.
In our digital age, people sometimes lose sight of the beauty surrounding them and rarely take time to discover uncharted territories. WanderArt is a new start up, based in San Francisco, that attempts to bridge the gap between technology and discovery. The start up aims to expose public art that often goes overlooked, making it accessible to everyone with a phone or computer.