The November CoalitionDrug War protester at Huntington Beach, Calif.In a laudable nod to the obvious, members of the California Medical Association's (CMA) House of Delegates have endorsed a resolution stating that the criminal prohibition of marijuana is a "failed public health policy."As enacte ... More >>
Joe EskenaziSupervisor John Avalos admits that taking post-election donations from former political enemies looks bad -- but having a massive campaign debt is badYou'd think making a donation to a San Francisco supervisorial candidate would be a bit like a horse race: You make your "bets," you cheer ... More >>
Take the initiative on the sticky question of parental notification
Week of July 9, 2003
How Naiveté, greed, and the new new thing brought Brown & Toland, San Francisco's largest doctors' group, to the verge of bankruptcy
Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.
Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.
If Adam and Eve moved to Northern California, they'd probably note on the first day that the balmy weather, inspiring vistas, and mellow vibesreminded them of Eden. On the second day, they'd pick up a copy of "Common Ground" and enroll in a self-help cour
Money, paperwork and stigma