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Castro merchants warned about 18th Street construction as they prep for March events

Castro merchants warned about 18th Street construction as they prep for March events

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 7, 2024

Three months of sewer work construction will be closing a block of 18th Street in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood as it prepares for big events this month.

Vote update leaves Low trailing in South Bay US House seat

Vote update leaves Low trailing in South Bay US House seat

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 6, 2024

Standing of out California congressional candidates go unchanged as vote counts get updated a day after Tuesday's primary.

SF voters back safety, bond measures

SF voters back safety, bond measures

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 6, 2024

San Francisco voters appeared to give greater powers to law enforcement, restrict public benefits for drug users, and defeated a measure that would have tied hiring more police to tax revenue, according to preliminary election returns.

Gloria poised for reelection as San Diego's mayor

Gloria poised for reelection as San Diego's mayor

  • NEWS
  • by Lisa Keen
  • Mar 6, 2024

The gay mayor of California's second largest city — San Diego — breezed through Super Tuesday's primary ballot and is poised to be reelected in November.

Sitting SF judges are winning in race that became safety referendum

Sitting SF judges are winning in race that became safety referendum

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 6, 2024

Two attorneys challenging sitting San Francisco judges are falling short in their bid against the current gavel-holders who they argued are soft on crime.

Political Notebook: Hansen awaits count in close Sacto mayor race

Political Notebook: Hansen awaits count in close Sacto mayor race

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 6, 2024

In the race to become Sacramento's next mayor, gay former city councilmember Steve Hansen is in a four-way statistical dead heat.

Gay Alameda County judicial candidate leads despite controversy

Gay Alameda County judicial candidate leads despite controversy

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 6, 2024

It looks like a gay court commissioner will be ascending to a judgeship in Alameda County, despite an ethical controversy that marred the campaign.

News Briefs: Frameline names permanent executive director

News Briefs: Frameline names permanent executive director

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 6, 2024

Frameline, which produces San Francisco's annual LGBTQ film festival, has named its permanent executive director. It did not have to look far.

Schiff, Garvey advance in CA US Senate race

Schiff, Garvey advance in CA US Senate race

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Mar 6, 2024

Congressmember Adam Schiff and retired baseball star Steve Garvey advanced to the November general election in the race for a California U.S. Senate seat.

SF Pride honors community leaders

SF Pride honors community leaders

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  • by BAR staff
  • Mar 6, 2024

The San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Celebration Committee on February 29 recognized several community leaders at its Ken Jones Awards ceremony.

Editorial: Feds should declassify cannabis for research

Editorial: Feds should declassify cannabis for research

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  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 6, 2024

Earlier this year, it was reported that newly disclosed documents reveal that federal scientists recommend easing restrictions on cannabis, believing that the drug may have medical benefits.

Transmissions: A death in Oklahoma

Transmissions: A death in Oklahoma

On February 7, a 16-year-old student at Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma entered the girls' bathroom. Twenty-four hours later, that student would be dead.

Moderates set to take over SF Dem Party committee

Moderates set to take over SF Dem Party committee

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 6, 2024

It appears more moderate candidates for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee have prevailed over a slate of progressive ones.

Primary narrows field of LGBTQ CA legislative candidates

Primary narrows field of LGBTQ CA legislative candidates

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 6, 2024

A historic 30 LGBTQ candidates sought California legislative seats on Tuesday's ballot, with a record eight identifying as part of the bisexual community.