Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wartime Wounds

As former Attorney General of Mississippi, and current Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions continues his crusade against medical marijuana as a safe alternative to prescription opioids for chronic pain management, bipartisan efforts in Congress are pressuring the Department of Justice to expand research into the many therapeutic benefits of cannabis. Ironically, only one provider of cannabis has been approved to supply research labs--the University of Mississippi. Meanwhile, veterans suffering from PTSD and other wartime wounds have to risk VA benefits to get relief.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pier 70 Makeover

Condos, apartments, retail and art studios with a waterfront view.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

New View

The new performing arts center for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will be across the street from Davies Symphony Hall, and have a tenth-story view of City Hall and Civic Center.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Turntable View

Cable Car 11--restored to its original livery of Tuscan Red, tan and white--originally ran on the Sacramento-Clay line, from the Ferry Building to Golden Gate Park. After the 1906 fire, it ran on the Powell Street line.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Radioactive

San Francisco's Superfund site at Hunters Point Shipyard will not be turned into 12,000 housing units any time soon if Supervisor Malia Cohen has her way. Outraged that the radioactive site--after decades of work--has yet to be cleaned up to the highest standards, the discovery that cleanup data was falsified by the Navy's contractor has prompted Cohen to call for a hearing on the project.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Giants # 1

Taking Car 1 to the Giants home opener is cool, and it being the 60th anniversary of the SF Giants, it reminds me that I first became a fan in 1962, the year I played short stop in our Little League Baseball all-star game. For those of us who were ecstatic when the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series in 2010, the note about the Giants losing the 1962 World Series in the 9th inning of game 7 makes the Giants 2010, 2012 and 2014 championships all the more memorable.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Beach Party

Forty-one passengers were transported to the Berkeley Marina by U.S. Coast Guard vessels when the the Golden Gate Ferry OSPREY went aground on the Berkeley reef Saturday afternoon.