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Editorial: B.A.R. picks for SF DA, PD

Editorial: B.A.R. picks for SF DA, PD

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 28, 2022

San Francisco voters have an opportunity to give new District Attorney Brooke Jenkins a chance to see if her policy changes do indeed help with public safety in the city.

Colombia offers culture, history for visitors

Colombia offers culture, history for visitors

  • NEWS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 28, 2022

Colombia is an amazing country rich with art and culture, food, history, outdoor adventures, and beautiful sandy beaches.

Besties Community: The Sisters are the faces of SF's LGBTQ community

Besties Community: The Sisters are the faces of SF's LGBTQ community

  • BESTIES
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 28, 2022

Now that COVID is kind of not the big deal it was back in 2020, the Bay Area's LGBTQ nonprofits and other community organizations are feeling free to do the things the community loves best.

Castro fair set for Sunday

Castro fair set for Sunday

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 28, 2022

The Castro Street Fair will take place as usual Sunday, October 2, and merchants are glad for the increased foot traffic the event is sure to bring to the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Besties Shopping & Services: Barbershop takes top spot again

Besties Shopping & Services: Barbershop takes top spot again

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 28, 2022

Shopping never really stopped during COVID. After the initial lockdown in 2020, most stores that were not deemed essential pivoted to curbside pick-up and online ordering.

Besties Destinations & Weddings: Hawaii remains on top in travel, wedding category

Besties Destinations & Weddings: Hawaii remains on top in travel, wedding category

  • BESTIES
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

Now that the pandemic is a fact of life, people have resumed leisure travel and are planning in-person weddings. Below are the top choices in this category.

Gay retired SF postal inspector pens memoir

Gay retired SF postal inspector pens memoir

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

Some of the stories are literally ripped from the headlines, as a number of cases Marius Greenspan worked on over his three-decade career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service generated newspaper headlines across the country.

Guest Opinion: On my knees for SF's Prop M

Guest Opinion: On my knees for SF's Prop M

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  • by Victor H. Floyd
  • Sep 28, 2022

Thirty years ago, I tested positive for HIV. I could not imagine a secure future for myself as an out gay man in my hometown of Atlanta. I had to escape.

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

Welcome crowds return to Folsom

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Sep 28, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the leather- and kick-themed Folsom Street Fair returned to San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood in all its glory Sunday, September 25.

Palm Springs to honor drag icon José Sarria with a star

Palm Springs to honor drag icon José Sarria with a star

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

The late drag icon José Julio Sarria will be inducted into the Palm Springs Walk of Stars this December.

Jazzman and graphic artist Tim Lewis dies

Jazzman and graphic artist Tim Lewis dies

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  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 28, 2022

Jazz pianist and graphic artist Tim Lewis died September 12 in San Francisco after a lengthy struggle with several debilitating health conditions, friends announced.

Political Notebook: SF supervisor candidates eye downtown offices for housing

Political Notebook: SF supervisor candidates eye downtown offices for housing

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 28, 2022

With San Francisco required by the state to produce 82,000 units of housing over the next eight years, it remains to be seen how city leaders will be able to meet that obligation.

Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder

Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder

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  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 28, 2022

Sylvia Guerrero, whose transgender daughter was killed 20 years ago October 4, said, "If I had an LGBTQ child now, I'd still be worried, just as I was for Gwen at the time."

Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

Supervisors confirm gay SF planning commissioner Braun

Ending a two and half year absence of having LGBTQ representation on the San Francisco Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors has confirmed gay strategic economist Derek Braun to serve on the powerful oversight body.