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By Matt Perry
The San Francisco Bay Area has redefined everything from technology to sex and spirituality.
Now it’s death’s turn.
Starting Oct. 24 and continuing through Halloween, San Francisco hosts Re:Imagine | End of Life — more colloquially known as “Death Week” — a weeklong exploration and celebration of the dying process.
As bad as the Kings are, at least they are our Kings. It says so right on their jerseys. For basketball fans across the nation, the Kings are synonymous with Sacramento. They give our town, with its massive inferiority complex, … Continue reading →
Last week, my wife and I took a road trip up Interstate 5, spending a couple of days in Ashland, Oregon, for the theater ambience and then on to Corvallis to see friends. Before leaving California, we made what for … Continue reading →
By Matt Perry
One floor beneath the exhibit for famed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum last month hosted the one-year anniversary of a unique collaborative – the first of its kind nationally – that unites creative aging professionals from the Bay Area.
Creative Aging SF is fast becoming the centerpiece...
By Hannah Guzik
When the California Public Health Department announced last year that more than $3.5 million was available for Native American groups working on mental health issues, officials expected to receive a host of applications.
The money was intended to let organizations expand and serve more patients with mental health needs.
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When Zack came in the other morning sporting a blue and yellow glow on his white fur, I knew it was time for a bath. The previous day he had returned from his nighttime wanderings with a few spots of … Continue reading →
By Hannah Guzik
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last week that aims to protect child sex trafficking victims instead of criminalizing them.
Senate Bill 1322 prohibits law enforcement from arresting or charging minors for prostitution or loitering with intent to commit prostitution. The bill, by Los Angeles Sen. Holly J.
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Just because the architects and designers of the new Kings arena in Sacramento compare their creation to the grandeur of Yosemite’s Half Dome and the riparian greenery of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, don’t feel you need to genuflect. That’s for … Continue reading →
By Robin Urevich
Drug treatment professionals have long preached abstinence from all drugs—including medication aimed at managing addiction. But those who oppose medication-assisted treatment must face an inconvenient truth, say addiction medicine specialists like Richard Rawson, a psychologist who recently retired as co-director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program: Scientific studies show medication saves...