Steven T. Jones

Feds finally relax pot policies

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By Steven T. Jones and Ben Terrall

Might the wasteful U.S. war on marijuana be coming to an end? That possible light at the end of this long dark tunnel was sparked by U.S. Read more »

Street fight

Bicyclists launch aggressive campaign to complete bike network
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steve@sfbg.com

On a drizzly Feb. 17 evening in First Baptist Church, near the intersection of Market and Octavia streets that has become notorious for bicycle versus car collisions, more than 200 members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition came together to plot a major offensive.

"We honestly weren't sure how many people would come out tonight, so this is very impressive," SFBC executive director Leah Shahum told the young, engaged crowd. Read more »

People's History lessons

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By Steven T. Jones

If there is a Bible of the modern American progressive movement (and there probably isn’t, given our skepticism about divine revelations), it would probably be A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
For many of us, it was like a lightbulb that illuminated the flipside of the fables we were told in school. Read more »

Weighing in on the "Wrecked Park Department"

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By Ben Terrall

Hundreds of Recreation and Park Department workers and their supporters, family, and friends packed a Recreation and Park Commission hearing on proposed budget cuts to the department on Thursday. Read more »

New push to legalize drugs

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Organize around progressive priorities

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By Steven T. Jones

Sen. Read more »

Can Bay to Breakers be saved?

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Notes from the Politics blog

Union divisions hurt progressive politics
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If you've been reading the Guardian's Politics blog, you know that battles between and within some major California labor unions — including Service Employees International Union, SEIU's United Healthcare Workers, the newly formed National Union of Healthcare Workers, and the California Nurses Association — are dividing the movement at a crucial time for progressive politics.

From important federal legislation such as the landmark Employee Free Choice Act to state legislation like the single-payer healthcare bill that Sen. Read more »

Ringling animal abuse trial continues

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Getting in gear

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