Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 37 / 11 September 2014

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Online Extra: Political Notes: Candidates back SF wage hike

SF's proposed minimum wage hike draws broad support from candidates. (read more)

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Judges express doubt
on marriage bans

A panel of federal judges in San Francisco often appeared perplexed as to why same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to marry as they heard oral arguments this week concerning three states' marriage bans. (read more)

UCSF AHP cuts 5 staffers

Faced with declining funding levels, the UCSF Alliance Health Project is eliminating five staff positions from its department that provides mental health and substance use services. (read more)

HRC apologizes to trans community, pledges push for broad LGBT bill

In a gracious and surprising move, the president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community... (read more)

Bandidos owner
responds to 'namegate'

A co-owner of Bandidos, a newly opened Mexican restaurant in San Francisco's Castro district, said this week the eatery may get a new name because some have complained the current name is offensive. (read more)

Animal rights activists
complain about gay rodeo

Gay animal rights activists are saddling up for their annual protest against the gay rodeo that takes place this weekend in the Russian River area. (read more)

Teen play inspires audience

A play with an uplifting message about LGBT youth finding personal identity received a positive reaction from the audience at its only performance last week. (read more)

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Music - Forbidden love on the opera stage

The San Francisco Opera's 92nd season opened last Friday in typically grand fashion with a new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma . (read more)

Film - The trick who comes to Lake Tahoe

This week a terrific, revealing home movie, shot in one of the most pristine slices of nature, opens. (read more)

Out There - And we're off in the new season!

The fall arts season got off to a rip-roaring start last week. (read more)

Theatre -
Broken hearts club

Three sisters live in a hermetic world, their memories replaying a happier time in another place. (read more)

Out & About -
Facts & figures

Going out to see artsy stuff will change your brain. (read more)

Theatre - Welcome to Seth Rudetsky's living room

Seth Rudetsky is an ad for A.D.D. – not for its treatments, but for how to make showbiz lemonade from attention deficit disorder. (read more)

Film - Scottish pop & talking heads

If you think about it, the thing that pops in romance cinema is not the bedtime stuff, but whether the would-be lovers have a special way of chatting each other up. (read more)

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