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SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2023

Voters' decisions last November to ratify two closures of major San Francisco thoroughfares to cars may prefigure further, more substantial changes to where drivers can rev their engines.

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 18, 2023

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) needs to make her decision soon about retiring or running for reelection in 2024.

Guest Opinion: Becoming Brown and gay in LA

Guest Opinion: Becoming Brown and gay in LA

  • by Anthony Christian Ocampo
  • Jan 18, 2023

In the early morning of June 12, 2016, a domestic terrorist entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire.

Dignity/SF turns 50 with a year of celebrations planned

Dignity/SF turns 50 with a year of celebrations planned

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 18, 2023

Dignity/San Francisco, a group for LGBTQ Roman Catholics, is marking its golden anniversary with a year of celebrations, kicking off with a special liturgy and reception Sunday, January 22.

Out professor co-chairs Skyline's ethnic studies dept.

Out professor co-chairs Skyline's ethnic studies dept.

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 18, 2023

Black nonbinary queer professor Arnetta Villela-Smith is co-chairing Skyline College's new ethnic studies department that was recently launched.

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

News Briefs: New Santa Monica finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 18, 2023

AIDS/LifeCycle, the seven-day, 545-mile bike ride fundraiser traversing the Golden State from San Francisco to Los Angeles, has announced a new finish line in Santa Monica for this year's event.

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 18, 2023

Back in the early 2000s Jennifer Sookne was fighting to achieve marriage equality in California.

Obituaries: Chet (Chester) Roaman

Obituaries: Chet (Chester) Roaman

  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 18, 2023

The obituary for Chet (Chester) Roaman, who moved to San Francisco in 1970 and was a college teacher and magazine columnist.

Worst avoided as storms trickle to an end

Worst avoided as storms trickle to an end

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2023

A series of destructive atmospheric rivers may have ended earlier this week, but the Golden State is still reeling from one of the wettest periods ever recorded here.

Email, text raise questions about future of Castro Theatre as meetings loom

Email, text raise questions about future of Castro Theatre as meetings loom

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 17, 2023

A number of Castro groups will be holding a meeting Thursday, January 26, to discuss future historic preservation and planning commission meetings about the neighborhood's eponymous theater.

In error, CA double funded transgender health account

In error, CA double funded transgender health account

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 13, 2023

Buried within the bills California legislators filed this month after Governor Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is a line seeking to claw back $13 million from the state's Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund.

Editorial: We're looking for action by new SF board

Editorial: We're looking for action by new SF board

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 13, 2023

Yes, we're excited and optimistic, because for the first time ever, three gay men are serving as elected members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 12, 2023

Police in Kenya have arrested four people in connection to the gruesome January 2 killing of gay fashion designer, model, and activist Edwin Chiloba.

Atmospheric rivers wreak havoc in Bay Area

Atmospheric rivers wreak havoc in Bay Area

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 12, 2023

There probably isn't a single aspect of the Bay Area's life that hasn't been affected by the series of atmospheric rivers the state has been experiencing.