Three San Franciscans desperate for easy parking were arrested on suspicion of forging doctor's notes to score handicap placards so they could freely park around town. Guobin Qin, 29, Qiaoyun Chen, 50, and Yessi Morales, 35, were hauled to jail last week after all three suspects allegedly filled o ... More >>
Last week, we reported some exciting news: BART is getting a whole new fleet of cars that will look, feel, and hopefully, smell nicer. The transit agency sent out a formal invite to all riders, asking them to come check out their new ride. Now, the DOnetwork is organizing chance for BART riders wit ... More >>
UPDATE (6/25): The County Fair has been canceled and all refunds have been taken care of. Original entry (6/19): Where's the MoveOn.org petition to get county fairs to improve food fare once and for all? Although corn dogs and funnel cakes still give us the warm and fuzzies, we've also trapped ours ... More >>
The building is burning down -- but no one told ArthurIf the fire alarm goes off and nobody tells the deaf guy, he's just going to sit at his desk. It's a disturbing image, but according to a lawsuit filed today in San Francisco superior court, that's exactly what's happening in four state agenci ... More >>
San Francisco has been truly generous in helping people live at home. It has not been so generous when it comes to keeping track of all the programs it funds. Spending and programs are not tracked, nor coordinated -- creating a system seemingly ripe for waste and ineffectiveness.When it comes t ... More >>
August LongoAugust Longo was a man who presents challenges for an obituary writer. The wheelchair-bound 65-year-old died of undisclosed causes on or around April 6 according to his Facebook page. A straight accounting of his past, obituary style, would be to note that he was San Francisco's regio ... More >>
'Sit!'A woman who obtained her assistance dog from the San Francisco SPCA several years ago has told SF Weekly that she was shocked that an SPCA trainer e-mailed her asking if her scheduled in-person refresher training session could instead be conducted over the phone. While dog-training over the ... More >>
Be sure to tune into "Forum" tomorrow morning (88.5 FM) at 9 a.m. and hear our very own Joe Eskenazi talk about his provocative feature on wacky -- and sometimes temperamental -- service animals, "Service With a Snarl." We're not sure who the other guests will be. We hope they are better-t ... More >>
In San Francisco, lizards, rodents, and vicious Chihuahuas have all been declared service animals.
Who wants some?Supervisor Eric Mar was on the side of the angels yesterday when he convened a hearing looking into the Municipal Transportation Authority's enforcement of potential disability placard fraud; if Mar can help bring the legal hammer down on able-bodied folks who fraudulently represent t ... More >>
A thought-provoking art exhibit displays disabled artists’ portrayals of superheroes By Joe Eskenazi The ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound or sprint a locomotive may not gibe with conventional notions of…well, anything. But Superman-like qualities certainly don’t conjure up wo ... More >>
Week of August 8-14, 2007
Attorney Tom Frankovich and his disabled clients sue small businesses to make them accessible - and make millions
Cynics use the retarded to keep cars in Golden Gate Park
If physicians really cared about our health, they'd drop their iron wall against immigrant doctors
California spends millions helping the mentally retarded live independently. But who protects them from being ripped off?
On many fronts, the spiteful are doing harmful things that you should know about
Hidden in the city's special day classes, like the roots of San Francisco's segregation itself, are disproportionately high numbers of African-American and Latino kids.
The enduring bond between Huey Lewis and the developmentally disabled
Deaf students wonder why officials at UC Berkeley and UC Davis won't hear their plea for equal access to education
The rebuilding of the Laguna Honda nursing home is already three years behind schedule and millions over budget -- and the final plans aren't even finished yet
Balboa Cafe; Bill's Place; Burger Joint; Mo's Grill; Original Joe's; Pier 23 Cafe; Polkers Gourmet Burgers
Best Boy, Steal America
In the name of fiscal prudence, Congress has ordered that a whole class of poor, troubled children be "redetermined"
City officials blame doctors for the misuse of disabled parking placards
Ignoring the law, the city lags in handicap access