18th S.F. DocFest Preview

Posted May 14, 2019 by

Are there Beyond Chron readers who remember The Church of the Subgenius, Second and Third Wave ska, Candida Royalle, or even the early days of MTV?  For those readers whose memories are a bit hazy, this year’s edition of the
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Why Seniors Need SB50

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Aging Boomers Want Fourplexes in Their Neighborhoods I spoke about California’s housing emergency at UC Irvine last week and came away with an unexpected insight: while measures to increase housing density like California’s SB50 are identified with millennials, senior homeowners
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The Other Bay Area Housing Crisis

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Fremont, Newark, Union City Struggle With Affordability When we talk about the “Bay Area housing crisis,” Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and other cities come to mind. Rising unaffordability in the East Bay cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City gets
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San Francisco Food Fight

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Why can’t we serve delicious, organic, scratch-prepared meals to our public school students? What happened to the “cafeteria ladies” we remember, and that delicious aroma of the bread they baked daily? Last week, the Board of Education likely asked themselves
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Reviews From CAAMFest 37

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Cai Chengjie’s Rotterdam Film Festival award-winner “The Widowed Witch” shows that  computer graphics aren’t necessary to make a film intriguing. All that’s needed is a mix of entertaining ambiguity married to some tart insights about human nature. Er Hao, the
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