Steven T. Jones

Same sex marriage legalized in California

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The California Supreme Court has legalized same sex marriage in California, ruling this morning on the case that stemmed from San Francisco's move in 2004 to unilaterally allow gay and lesbian couples to get hitched. Read more »

Big fat gay wedding announcement

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The California Supreme Court has announced that it will issue its long-awaited same sex marriage ruling tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., deciding whether the current ban is unconstitutional. Read more »

San Francisco tops list of best cities for the outdoors

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During this wonderful heat wave, on the day before the increasingly popular Bike to Work Day, it hardly seems surprising that Forbes Magazine has named San Francisco as the best city in the country for the outdoors. Read more »

The Bike Issue: Behind the pack

Can San Francisco regain its leadership role in making bicycles a safe and viable transportation option?
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Also in this issue:

>>10 things Bay Area cyclists should know

>>Don't Stop: Bike lessons from Idaho

steve@sfbg.com

There's a strange dichotomy facing bicycling in San Francisco, and it's spelled out in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's "2007 Citywide Bicycle Counts Report," which features a cover photo of Mayor Gavin Newsom and me pedaling up Market Street together on Bike to W Read more »

Blasting Lennar's land grab

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By Maria Dinzeo
While we've already dubbed Lennar Corporation "the corporation that ate San Francisco," representatives from five Bay Area environmental organizations today held a press conference to blast the corporation for creating Prop. G to gobble up the rest of Bayview Hunter's Point and Candlestick Point.

Esselene Stancil, a resident of Bayview since the 1950's, says this is nothing new. Change is often promised, but it always falls short. Read more »

Two former mayors help Mirkarimi launch campaign

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As I predicted, Friday’s campaign kickoff event for Sup. Ross Mirkarimi wasn’t simply about whether he’ll be reelected to the Board of Supervisors. Read more »

More than just Mirkarimi's kickoff

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Image from sfgreenparty.org

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi kicks off his campaign for reelection this evening at Yoshi's Jazz Club in the heart of the Fillmore. Read more »

The new San Francisco Planning Commission

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By Marc Salomon
Sweet turnabout at the Planning Commission last evening. Read more »

Hot Jew-on-Jew action

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We're getting word of a big standoff going on right now at San Francisco's Jewish Community Center on California Street, where 30 Jewish activists protesting Israel's policy toward Palestinians have blockaded the doors during an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. Police have reportedly shown up on the scene of the "No Time to Celebrate" protest, which also includes another 40 or so Jewish and Palestinian supporters, and arrests are expected. Read more »

Rising rents in San Francisco

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I've accomplished a difficult feat that may become impossible in coming years: I rented a room in a decent neighborhood in San Francisco for $550. It wasn't easy. Searching Craigslist, spamming my friends, and looking at about 20 apartments over the last couple weeks has been like having another part-time job. And my success story was only the result of finding a tiny room in a rent-controlled four-bedroom apartment where some good friends live. Read more »