Category Archives: Politics

Nieto Family Files Wrongful Death Complaint in Federal Court

Grieving families. Medical examiner reports. Demands to release the names of the officers involved. There is a grim parallelism to many of the recent officer-involved deaths across the country, including the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York City, … Continue reading

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Airbnb Hosts Stage Backyard Rally in Bernal Heights

In addition to the counter-protest at Planned Parenthood, there was another demonstration event in Bernal Heights yesterday, but this second action was taken by neighbors who generate income by renting out space in their homes for vacation rentals. They call themselves Fair to Share San … Continue reading

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Local Ladies Use Unicorn Power to Counter Bernal Planned Parenthood Protests

Equipped only with a few signs, a deep appreciation for the bizarre, and plenty of Grrl Power zeal, a gallant group of local ladies staged a rally at the Planned Parenthood on Valencia yesterday to counter the anti-choice protesters who have recently … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decision Amps Up Protestors at Valencia Planned Parenthood Clinic

Recently, a unanimous US Supreme Court decision invalidated a Massachusetts law that created protest-free “buffer zones” around clinics that provide abortion services, on the grounds that the law violates the First Amendment right to free speech. San Francisco has a similar buffer-zone law, which has been much … Continue reading

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New Book About Bernal Library Mural Is Required Reading for San Francisco

Bernal neighbor Beth Roy has written a short, must-read book about the challenges San Francisco faces as the city polarizes along the fault lines of new vs. old, Anglo vs. ethnic, progressive vs. centrist, forward-looking vs. backward-remembering, and high-tech vs. working class. Blessedly, that’s … Continue reading

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Air Combat: Precita Park and the Civic Politics of Drones

Well, since we already live in the future, this was probably inevitable… While Bernal neighbors conduct an ongoing conversation about the social norms associated with the presence of dogs in Precita Park, Neighbor Ruby reports that some Bernal residents are also trying … Continue reading

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Your Superhyperlocal Analysis of 2014 Primary Election Results from Bernal Heights

We voted on Tuesday! (You did vote, didn’t you???) As you might have heard, in the closely watched primarily battle to succeed [Bernal resident] Tom Ammiano for the District 17 State Assembly seat, D3 Supervisor David Chiu prevailed over D9 Supervisor [and Bernal … Continue reading

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