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San Francisco’s Elderly Chinese Suffer from Nursing Home Closure

April 8, 2014 | 10:54 am

San Francisco’s Elderly Chinese Suffer from Nursing Home Closure

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35 Chinese immigrants, most of whom don’t speak English, were displaced. Some died shorty after moving. …read more

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What San Francisco’s Chinese-Americans Are Saying About Leland Yee

April 2, 2014 | 8:30 am

What San Francisco’s Chinese-Americans Are Saying About Leland Yee

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Reactions range from disappointment and shock to embarrassment and shame.

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The Return of Occupy SF: Big Day of Protests Planned For Friday

January 19, 2012 | 12:25 pm

The Return of Occupy SF: Big Day of Protests Planned For Friday

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Occupy San Francisco, which was unceremoniously booted from its base at Justin Herman Plaza in December, is planning a day of protests in the Financial District on Friday. On Wednesday, 10 speakers divulged protest plans at a press conference in front of the Bank of America at California and Kearny streets in San Francisco. They […]

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January 4, 2012 | 3:10 pm

Retiring Sheriff Hennessey Watches Infamous County Jail No. 3 Get the Wrecking Ball

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San Francisco’s popular outgoing sheriff Michael Hennessey threw himself a retirement party at the county jail today, complete with a bottle of bubbly apple cider and a wrecking ball. Infamous San Francisco County Jail No. 3 has long been a target of Hennessey’s reform efforts. In 1997, a federal judge declared conditions at the lockup […]

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December 27, 2011 | 2:49 pm

San Francisco Christmas Trees Get the Wood-Chipper Treatment; Video

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Think Fargo, but without all the blood. San Francisco officials brought a little piece of North Dakota to City Hall plaza on Tuesday for its Christmas “treecycling” event. Enter the wood-chipping machine. To demonstrate what will happen to trees gathered from curbs starting Jan. 2, officials shaved about a dozen of them into wood bits, […]

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CalPIRG Releases Annual List of “Toxic Toys”

November 22, 2011 | 3:52 pm

CalPIRG Releases Annual List of “Toxic Toys”

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Parents fond of the phrase “don’t put that in your mouth” may read the latest report from the California Public Interest Research Group as avidly as a suspenseful page-turner. CalPIRG released its annual list of toxic toys on Tuesday. It found some potentially dangerous stuff on shelves ahead of the holiday buying spree. The list […]

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