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Editorial: Politicians delay while overdoses soar

Editorial: Politicians delay while overdoses soar

By BAR Editorial Board

It seems like some legislators in Sacramento do not realize or do not want to acknowledge the severity of the drug overdose crisis in cities like San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles.

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By BAR Editorial Board | July 14, 2021

It was nearly a year ago that we editorialized in favor of raising a more inclusive Pride on the giant flagpole at Castro and Market streets.

By BAR Editorial Board | July 7, 2021

The announcement by BART last week was indeed a hopeful sign that we're venturing out after a year of confinement.


By BAR Editorial Board | June 30, 2021

Earlier this year, gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 379, which seeks to ensure that the University of California only contracts with medical facilities that allow the UC staff in to provide gender-affirming care.

By BAR Editorial Board | June 23, 2021

It was a like bolt of lightning to mark the beginning of Pride week: a professional football defensive end came out as gay while still an active player, a first.


By BAR Editorial Board | June 16, 2021

Most of us were downright giddy on Tuesday as we ventured outdoors without face coverings for the first time in more than a year of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic

By BAR Editorial Board | June 9, 2021

Residents in Alameda, San Leandro, and part of Oakland have started early voting in the June 29 special primary election for the 18th Assembly District seat.


By BAR Editorial Board | June 2, 2021

It was scary. On June 5, 1981, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles.

By BAR Editorial Board | May 26, 2021

Now that Petra DeJesus has left the San Francisco Police Commission, the Board of Supervisors, which selects the candidate for that seat, needs to ensure that an LGBTQ individual is chosen.


By BAR Editorial Board | May 19, 2021

The recent news that California has a $76 billion budget surplus was a pleasant surprise, especially after the COVID pandemic enforced belt-tightening last year.

By BAR Editorial Board | May 12, 2021

Former San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Joe Hollendoner dropped a bomb on the eve of his departure. He had barely confirmed to us that the agency had issued 17 layoff notices among its 200-plus staff then poof — he was gone!


By BAR Editorial Board | May 5, 2021

Having passed his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden has attempted to remedy four years of direct attacks by his predecessor with some important accomplishments for the LGBTQ community in pursuit of equity.

By BAR Editorial Board | April 28, 2021

The public deserves real answers from several city agencies and BART about the proposed phase 1 Better Market Street project, which would tear up Market Street, between Fifth and Eighth streets, for as long as two to four years.


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