The Occupy SF camp is like one big storefront window this holiday season. There’s mixed reaction as to whether it’s helping or hurting retailers. Demonstrators spent one of the busiest shopping days halting cable cars and busses down Market Street on two occasions for 20 minute stretches. That irritated some to the point of public […]Read more "The Drama and the Draw of Occupy SF"
The last six years have been a whirlwind of back and forth decisions on the rights of same-sex couples to legally wed. The latest hurdle in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals puts another postponement on marriages while the legal process plays out — ultimately heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. So I guess it’s […]Read more "Same-sex marriage – a yo-yo of approvals and denials"
It was a show of unity from sea to shining sea. Hands Across the Sand is a global message where people in coastal communities held hands along the ocean to voice their opposition to so much dependence on oil and ‘yes’ to clean energy. All of this of course comes in the wake of the […]Read more "Hands Across the Sand – San Francisco"
Opposition to the proposed sit/lie ordinance is gaining new momentum as a second city-wide wave of demonstrations swept through San Francisco. I made it a “green” day and took the bus to the Mission, the subway to the Castro, hoofed it to the Haight, and then continued to rely on Muni to reach the Tenderloin […]Read more "Standing up for the right to sit down in San Francisco"
Anti-war demonstrators take to the streets on the anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Among them — parents of soldiers and former sons and daughters of the Vietnam-era.Read more "Peace, Love and Protest in San Francisco"