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SF’s Transit Set-Aside is Flawed, Divisive

Posted July 31, 2014 by

Only a week after stiffing nonprofit workers on raises, Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Chiu are at it again.
Now the two are driving a transit set-aside ballot measure for November that will almost certainly deny nonprofits any increases next
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Ronald McDonald Has No Place in Schools

Posted July 31, 2014 by Casey Hinds

In May I attended McDonald’s Annual Shareholder Meeting and spoke out against them using schools to market fast food to kids. I was flabbergasted when the CEO told me Ronald McDonald does not make appearances in schools and immediately thought of
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Campos Raises Stakes on Tenant Buyouts

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation yesterday to close a longtime loophole in San Francisco eviction laws that contribute to San Francisco’s affordability crisis.
The loophole, often referred to as a “buyout,” enables landlords to evade an official eviction by offering
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Are Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious?

Posted July 30, 2014 by Bettina Elias Siegel

A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (subscription only) finds that home-packed lunches are nutritionally lacking, as compared to school food.
As summarized by Reuters, the study’s researchers peered into the lunch boxes of 626 third
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Protest to “Stop Illegal Tourist Conversions!”

Posted July 30, 2014 by Ashley Heine

On July 29th, people protested together through North Beach, the neighborhood where poet and senior Diego Deleo has lived for 40 years. He  is being Ellis evicted in a neighborhood that is becoming a burgeoning “hot spot for Airbnb and
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Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?

Posted July 29, 2014 by

SEIU is again being depicted as the agent for reviving the nation’s labor movement.After funding a national convention of fast food workers last weekend, SEIU is credited for framing the fast-food movement as “an economic justice movement comparable to the
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