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Editorial: B.A.R. endorses 2 in special school elections

Editorial: B.A.R. endorses 2 in special school elections

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 25, 2023

Voters in the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland and downtown San Jose will have an opportunity to elect members of the public school board and community college board, respectively.

Editorial: Breed's ballot measure isn't about public safety

Editorial: Breed's ballot measure isn't about public safety

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 18, 2023

There are problems with Mayor London Breed's public safety ballot measure — namely around loosening policies for police pursuits and "reforming" the police commission.

Editorial: Newsom's health vetoes send wrong message

Editorial: Newsom's health vetoes send wrong message

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 11, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom's vetoes over the weekend of two health-related bills send the wrong message to LGBTQs and straights alike.

Editorial: Butler should seek full Senate term

Editorial: Butler should seek full Senate term

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 4, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom's selection of Black lesbian Laphonza Butler to replace the late senator Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate fulfilled his promise to pick a Black woman should he need to appoint someone.

Editorial: Feinstein was a trailblazer

Editorial: Feinstein was a trailblazer

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 4, 2023

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), who died last week at the age of 90, will be remembered for a lot of things, but to many older LGBTQ people, she is recalled as the steadfast leader who worked to heal San Francisco following a tragedy.

Editorial: Newsom exhibits hypocrisy with trans veto

Editorial: Newsom exhibits hypocrisy with trans veto

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 27, 2023

There was no reason for Governor Gavin Newsom to veto a bill that would have urged state judges to take into account parental support for their transgender kids.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

Editorial: Newsom's risky move on guns

Editorial: Newsom's risky move on guns

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 20, 2023

It's too early to tell whether Governor Gavin Newsom's "from the bottom up" call for a constitutional convention on gun safety will actually happen.

Editorial: Oakland NAACP should cut ties with Scott

Editorial: Oakland NAACP should cut ties with Scott

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 13, 2023

The Oakland branch of the NAACP should sever its relationship with Seneca Scott, a failed mayoral candidate whose forays into homophobia and transphobia have only escalated in recent weeks.

Editorial: Engaging the public in helping others

Editorial: Engaging the public in helping others

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 6, 2023

This week San Francisco Mayor London Breed and the city's Department of Emergency Management unveiled a new public education campaign about how to help people in crisis

Editorial: Bonta has more school districts to sue

Editorial: Bonta has more school districts to sue

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 30, 2023

California Attorney General Rob Bonta this week filed a lawsuit against the Chino Valley Unified School District because its board voted last month to adopt a mandatory gender identity disclosure policy.

Editorial: Killed over a Pride flag

Editorial: Killed over a Pride flag

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 23, 2023

In a shocking and horrific incident, a Southern California woman was shot to death because she had a rainbow flag flying outside her shop in Cedar Glen, a small town near Lake Arrowhead in Southern California.

Editorial: CA celebrates a summer of drag

Editorial: CA celebrates a summer of drag

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 16, 2023

As drag entertainers find themselves increasingly under attack in many red states, California, not surprisingly, is tacking in the opposite direction.

Editorial: SF Supervisor Dorsey steps in it

Editorial: SF Supervisor Dorsey steps in it

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 9, 2023

If a San Francisco supervisor has a complaint and wants changes made to the city budget, the time to do that is before the spending plan is adopted, not weeks later.