It appears the educators over in Fresno might have eaten one too many fried chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A . In the small suburb of Clovis, the school district is refusing to teach kids about sex prevention, telling students instead to abstain from the natural act, and "get plenty of rest" to s ... More >>
How many of us fantasized about going to college in the Ivy League? To be thought of as among "the best and the brightest," and get a shot at opportunities most people don't have? When a few of my sex-positive colleagues said they were speaking this week at Yale University at something called "Sex W ... More >>
Stories are powerful. No other medium has the ability to move, inspire, or change us quite like a well-crafted narrative. Never has this been more true than the world of sex, where fear, shame, and misinformation abound. This is all a high-minded and roundabout way of telling you to check out Wed ... More >>
Monkey Business / ShutterstockNo, these kids don't look human to SFoodie, either.The New York Times ran a barnstormer of an opinion piece this weekend detailing how the contracting out of school lunch to management companies and food processors has affected nutrition, wages, and even standardized te ... More >>
Unless, of course, that check has six zeros OccupySF is getting its first brush with national -- and very conservative -- figures; protesters are planning to make their way down to the Palace Hotel this afternoon where right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush w ... More >>
Who better to talk education reform in left-leaning San Francisco than a populist right-wing media mogul and the brother of one of the most reviled Republican presidents in American history? That's right -- News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother to form ... More >>
NextcourseSecond Annual Veggie Fiesta Where: Mission High School parking lot, Dolores Street between 17th and 18th Streets When: Sat., May 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: Food items individually priced; a portion of food sales goes to Mission High's nutrition education program The rundown: Susta ... More >>
In which the cheer coach makes off with the club's money and goes to Vegas.Any playwright or screenwriter searching for their next big idea should consider the bizarre case of the San Francisco State cheerleading coach who embezzled the team's money to go to Las Vegas. We're thinking Kirsten Duns ... More >>
Looking to ward off burning, warts, or other troubling developments down in the nether regions? Well, now there's an app for that. Thanks to the city's Department of Public Health, you can use your cell phone. STD411 -- available for download on iPhones -- will ale ... More >>
Farm CityNot as idyllic as you might think.Oakland farmer and Ghost Town Farm blogger Novella Carpenter has a book detailing what it's like to nurture a farm plot -- in an "affordable" part of downtown Oakland. Carpenter is reading from her book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, a ... More >>
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation Evicts SF Booklovers' 'Institution' By Peter Jamison In a section of the Tenderloin just off Market Street and 5th, where check-cashing outfits and strip clubs give way to desolate, garbage-littered streets, is the kind of store that San Franciscans ... More >>
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