Big business loves complaining about California’s famously “tough” regulations. But if they exist mostly on paper and there’s no one around to enforce them, than what the hell is big business whining about?
The state legislature gets the best of both worlds as a result. Read more »
Dr. Bonita Palmer has worked at the embattled St. Luke's Hospital on the southwest corner of César Chávez and Valencia for 17 years.
Before a packed room of union organizers and religious leaders Sept. 12 at St. Mary's Cathedral near Japantown, she gave a brief speech about her experiences at the beloved but financially troubled hospital.
"St. Luke's has been struggling to stay afloat for many years," Palmer told the audience. Read more »
At first, police believed it was a terrible, self-inflicted mishap.
It happened April 15, just after the funeral held for a San Francisco man who'd succumbed to diabetes. Mourners were gathered in the Western Addition home of Tamesha Tobie's grandmother, Edna Tobie. Tamesha, a 14-year-old first-year high schooler in town from Stockton for the funeral, was hanging out with two teenage boys, her cousins, in a bedroom a room where, it turns out, another family member had stashed a powerful .357 Magnum revolver. Read more »
Want a decades-old Oakland bakery uncomfortably linked to a litany of alleged violent and sexual felony criminal charges? It’s yours for just $900,000.
Oh yeah, it’s been shut down by the health department, too.
A trustee for Your Black Muslim Bakery’s Chapter 7 federal bankruptcy has hired a real-estate broker for the seemingly impossible task of selling the business, according to court records filed in Oakland last week. Read more »
When San Francisco took the national lead in eschewing consumer products made by workers forced to endure unsavory working conditions, Mayor Gavin Newsom positioned himself front and center on the issue.