With Obama, It’s 1935 All Over Again

Posted February 27, 2009 by Randy Shaw

As President Obama follows a $800 billion recovery act by proposing nearly $700 billion for universal health care, and financially ambitious programs for energy independence and education, the United States is experiencing 1935 all over again. That’s the year that
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Bill Bruford Revisited

Posted February 27, 2009 by E. "Doc" Smith

Bill Bruford’s 2002 appearance at Yoshi’s Oakland, was sadly his last in the Bay Area. A recent posting on his website noted, “After 41 years of moving the percussive pulse in music and raising people’s pulses in general, Bill Bruford
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Three Dots…A-Go-Go…

Posted February 27, 2009 by Buzzin' Lee Hartgrave

Things you won’t see in the Chronicle! Oscars: What country censored Sean Penn’s Gay remarks? FOLLOW THE DOTS… THE SPAM ABOUT ‘SPAMALOT…RICHARD CONNEMA’S (Talkin’ Broadway) chat line reveals some news about the Chronicle…THE NEW CONSERVATORY THEATER’S FIVE-STAR GALA…A.C.T. WILL ‘ILLUMINATE
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A Job for Raymond Babbitt …

A Job for Raymond Babbitt …

Posted February 27, 2009 by

To The Editor: Michael Bernick’s article on A Job for Raymond Babbitt (the ‘Rainman’) described not only what Raymond and others with developmental disabilities want, but what everybody seeks: the dignity and self-worth of a job! The vision of The
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SEIU-NUHW Battle Shifts To NLRB

Posted February 26, 2009 by Randy Shaw

The past month has seen a barrage of activity between SEIU and its former local now operation as NUHW—SEIU places UHW under trusteeship, UHW officials quit SEIU and announce formation of the new National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), NUHW
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School Beat: Budget Agreement Brings Hard Times to Schools

Posted February 26, 2009 by Lisa Schiff

Hard times have definitely come to California. An early analysis from the California Budget Project (pdf) reports that the new budget deal includes $14.9 billion in spending cuts, a huge chunk of which are coming from education, assistance for the
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A Job for Raymond Babbitt

Posted February 26, 2009 by Michael Bernick

The Arc of San Francisco, located on 11th and Howard, is the center of life for a range of San Francisco adults with developmental disabilities—cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and a variety of learning disabilities. Arc offers health services, housing
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