Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says indeed his state did improperly discharge one mentally ill patient from a state-run hospital, but no more than that -- and it was accidental.
According to Reuters, the republican governor defended his state, and denied accusations that Nevada had been busing hundred ... More >>
As far as epidemics go, childhood obesity may inspire more giggles than fear. But unlike SARS or swine flu, (remember that, when we were all gonna die?) it's no joke. Some 20 percent of kids today are fat.Genetics plays a role, but diet and exercise -- or lack thereof -- are usually the twin culprit ... More >>
A toddler is back in the unsupervised care of his Southern California father after an appeals court ruled that the state cannot remove a child from their home because the parent uses medical marijuana.The boy, who was 14 months old at the time, became a ward of the court in 2011 after the Los Angele ... More >>
Mat Honan of Wired is a better man than me. In exchange for his promise not to prosecute, he got the hacker who ruined his digital life to talk to him. If it were me, I might have left my need to know the details of the attack, along with my inherent desire to tell a good story, to one side so that ... More >>
In 2004, California voters approved the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which allows the Department of Public Health to hire employees who had personal experiences with mental health issues, either their own or those of a family member.Funded by the state's millionaires' tax, this peer-based appr ... More >>
Yo, where's the Asian Healthy Penis? The San Francisco Department of Public Health is known for being particularly hip and inventive with its STD-prevention campaigns targeting gay men. Based on the progressive campaigning the DPH has conducted in the past, including the Healthy Penis campaign (h ... More >>
Cleaner junkies on the streets of San Francisco Tenderloin junkies are apparently leaving cleaning up their mess. According to a new report, drug users are leaving far fewer syringes on the streets, a welcome relief to the street sweepers who end up having to clean them up. However, that's not to ... More >>
Sadly, New Leaf is being turned overExploding costs of health care benefits and leases will force New Leaf -- a 35-year-old San Francisco center serving the LGBT community with mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS services -- to close in October. The center's board of directors announced ... More >>
Survey says...A massive, years-in-the making survey this week released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reveals what many out-of-staters have snidely pontificated for years: We're having mental problems here. One out of every five adults in the Golden State -- nearly 5 million people ... More >>
Joseph ByrnesWe've been following the sad tale of Joseph Byrnes, a San Francisco musician accused of hacking his pit bull to death in a Bernal Heights church. Back on Aug. 9, witnesses saw Byrnes striking his dog, Nickel, with a hatchet outside the Immaculate Conception Church. When police entere ... More >>
Will HarperIf ever you were looking to keep Gavin Newsom away, scare up a picket line Employees of the University of California vociferously protesting proposed fee hikes and furlough days had an unforeseen consequence on the plans of one Mayor Gavin Newsom -- who may or may not have a Santa Clara U ... More >>
The excitement stops here.
I know ... I know ... that today's the day Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom releases his budget for San Francisco (a California city he occasionally resides in for campaign purposes). And I know that, when he does, we're all going to die a little.
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I'm Spartacus!So the Church of Scientology will be out in droves this weekend to protest the American Psychiatric Association's convention at Moscone Center this upcoming Saturday through Thursday. The Citizens Commission for Human Rights, the anti-psychiatry activist arm of Scientology, will have f ... More >>
Raising teachers' self esteem through massage - and other "education" moments from Gavin's enormous State of the City Address.
By Benjamin Wachs
Every now and again, Gavin Newsom finds his moment.
In the last State-of-the-Citysode, it was a brief minute when he was talking about why the Laguna ... More >>