In a move in support of gay marriage and LGBT equality rights across the country, the Obama Administration has announced that it will no longer be defending the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law passed 15 years ago that defines marriage as being that between a man and woman. What this means for “laws” like Proposition 8 is yet to be seen.
Matt Gonzalez, progressive, Green Party poster boy and man-about-town, has been appointed the new Chief Attorney for the SF Public Defender’s Office. He will be in charge of all internal operations for the Public Defender’s Office as well as the budget.
Yes, you read that correctly. Some crazy cold front sweeping down from Alaska may (the key word being “may”) bring snow to San Francisco. If we do get the white fluffy stuff, it will be the first time since 1976. Be prepared for mass chaos if it’s anything but light flurries and slush.
It’s the Year of the Rabbit and amidst blustery winds and relentless downpours, thousands came out to celebrate the lunar new year. Festivities have been going on for weeks and SF Station photographer Casey Holtz was on hand to capture the goings on at the less chaotic Chinese New Year Community Street Fair.
Starting this spring, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will be launching a pilot project on the east end of Golden Gate Park, placing 22 recycling cans at some of the area’s more popular spots.
History is in the making as we approach Bay to Breakers’ Centennial anniversary. While race organizers can’t confirm the May 15th race will be the last, financial uncertainties put the future of this annual San Francisco event up in the air: There is no title sponsor after global financial group ING declined to renew its five-year sponsorship.