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Developing Preparedness and Recovery Plans with Design Thinking

Mar 30, 2015

San Francisco uses the concept of sampling before finishing the final product.

California Political News and Views
Politics Behind 16-Year-Old Voter and Mandatory Vote Proposals

In San Francisco, Supervisor John Avalos proposes that 16-year-olds should vote. In Cleveland last week, President Barack Obama suggested mandatory voting was a transformative idea worth considering. One can’t help but sense political agendas at work. Despite Supervisor Avalos’ argument that 16-year-olds are old enough to drive and pay taxes, the real question is...

California Political News and Views
San Fran Wants to Lower Voting Age to 16

With shades of the 1960s Youth Movement, San Francisco might drop its voting age to 16 from 18. Doing so only would affect city elections, as other elections are affected by state and federal voting laws. Yet Fog City often has been a harbinger of national trends. The reform is the idea of Supervisor John...

Davis Vanguard
SF Public Defender Releases Racial Justice Recommendations

SF Public Defender Releases Racial Justice Recommendations

An estimated 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following revelations that San Francisco police officers regularly shared racist and homophobic views in text messages, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today. The San Francisco Public Defender today also released a 10-point plan to increase police transparency and safeguard citizens against racial bias. Adachi...

California Political News and Views
Drought Resulting in Water Rate Hikes Across CA

Faced with a drought that won’t quit, officials have taken new steps to add to Californians’ discomfort — a fresh round of rate hikes. Regulators in the San Francisco Bay Area have begun the march toward charging significantly more for water, pleading that limited rainfall this spring has left them with no choice. As CBS San...

Cavegrrl
TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

Mar 12, 2015
TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

If you like wine at all (especially wines made in a Spanish style), don’t miss this event: TAPAS is pleased to announce the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Tempranillos and other Iberian varietal wines. Join nearly 40 TAPAS member vintners for the 8th annual Grand Wine Tasting held at the Golden Gate Club at...

FOX40
Fans Fail to Notice John Stamos in front of ‘Full House’ Home, #TURNAROUND Trends

Mar 8, 2015
Fans Fail to Notice John Stamos in front of ‘Full House’ Home, #TURNAROUND Trends

SAN FRANCISCO- Actor John Stamos paid a visit to the Full House home on Friday — and some fans completely missed what would have been an incredible moment. Stamos was posing for pictures in front of the house while some fans were standing behind him, oblivious that Uncle Jesse was standing less than 10-feet away....

California Political News and Views
UC Berkeley Slammed Over Allegedly Biased Minimum Wage Report

A top researcher has called out University of California, Berkeley for allegedly releasing a biased research paper that served as leverage for the San Francisco minimum wage increase. Economic expert Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute, argues that a biased research paper by UC Berkeley helped lead residents of San Francisco...

California Political News and Views
Sen. Leno’s “Income Inequality” Lost Cause

California’s minimum wage is set to rise to $10 an hour on January 1st of next year. But for Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), this already-dramatic wage hike isn’t nearly dramatic enough. Citing an “income inequality crisis,” Sen. Leno has called for a minimum wage increase to $11 an hour in 2016, followed by another jump...

Bamboo and More
Random San Francisco aeonium & tillandsia sighting

Feb 17, 2015
Random San Francisco aeonium & tillandsia sighting

We had an appointment in San Francisco yesterday, and even though plants or photography weren’t on the agenda, I managed to snap a few photos on my daughter’s iPhone. While the image quality isn’t as good as my Canon DSLR, it’s still pretty decent considering this is a phone, not a camera.

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