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  • Calendar

    December 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Andrew Bogut Injury Cover-Up Was a Stupid-Ass Thing To Do

    During time-outs, the Warriors, like presumably all professional sports team, hold "vote our guys to the all-star game!" gimmicks. During a game earlier this month, for instance, three or four youngish and smiling people jogged onto the court, each waving over their head a giant cut-out of a player' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Five Things to Do in 2012 That Aren't
    Radical Weight-Loss Surgery

    An acquaintance traveled to Los Angeles recently and saw the ubiquitous 1-800-GET-THIN billboards. "It was like, 'Welcome to LA ... You're fat!'" said Jennifer Yendes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took note of the notorious billboards in early December. Regulators officially told marketing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    UCSF Medical Center, SF General Fined for Surgical Screw-Ups

    ​UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital have both been fined tens of thousands of dollars for operating-room mishaps, the California Department of Public Health announced today.The two are among 14 major hospitals against which state health officials issued sanctions, including top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill That Heads Off Local Ban on Circumcisions

    ​The controversy over male circumcisions has officially been nipped in the bud. Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed off on a new law that puts the kibosh on local cities and counties looking to criminalize circumcision for males younger than 18.Lawmakers passed the bill last month, claiming a ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    A Jewish Perspective on Circumcision: SF Weekly Talks to Cut Director Eli Ungar-Sargon

    Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon​Eli Ungar-Sargon was raised in an Orthodox household, with rabbis in the family and a Talmudic scholar father. But Ungar-Sargon, who dropped out of medical school to pursue a film career, struggled to reconcile Jewish traditions and ethical questions, especially regarding ritu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Cut from the Ballot

    "Intactivist" David Pinckney​The city's controversial circumcision ban was officially snipped from the November ballot after Judge Loretta Giorgi ruled this morning that the measure would violate state law that prevents cities and counties from regulating medical services -- when they are a matte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Tentatively Snipped from S.F. Ballot

    Snipped from the ballot?​The growing effort to remove San Francisco's circumcision ban from the November ballot San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta M. Giorgi issued a tentative ruling this afternoon, saying that because the measure attempts to regulate a medical procedure, the purpose of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Assemblywoman Fiona Ma: Nobody Would Enforce a Circumcision Ban

    Penis patrol​The state is (finally) intervening in the debate on whether San Francisco can criminalize circumcisions on males younger than 18. Assemblywoman Fiona Ma is headed to the city's Sunset District today to announce a new bill that will specifically stop California cities from trying to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    ACLU Joins the Fight Against the Circumcision Ban

    Cock fight ​As expected, we can now add the ACLU to the list of people officially against the proposed circumcision ban in San Francisco. Today, the organization's Northern California branch joined the Jewish Community Relations Council by filing an amicus curiae brief that urges the California S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Compromise: Snip Only Some of the Foreskin!

    A third way?​The topic of babies' foreskins has been oddly prominent in our city's political and legal discourse as of late. With a ballot initiative that would ban circumcision going before San Francisco voters this fall, various legal authorities, religious groups, and comic-book illustrators ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Is Unconstitutional and Anti-Semitic, City Attorney Says

    Now things are really becoming uncomfortable ​City Attorney Dennis Herrera has weighed in on San Francisco's proposed circumcision ban issue, saying that, among other things, it's patently unconstitutional and should be removed from the November ballot. In a brief  filed Thursday afternoon, H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Challenged: Religious Leaders File Lawsuit Today

    Taylor FriedmanNo, this isn't a bris ceremony ​Update 1:25 p.m.: Jewish and Muslim plaintiffs file lawsuit challenging San Francisco's circumcision ban. Read more after the jump.We knew this was coming -- it was just a matter of time. The Jewish community has united with other religious groups to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Didn't Make the Cut in Santa Monica

    Only in San Francisco​So it is only in San Francisco that a ban on circumcising would make it to the ballot. Efforts to replicate the city's outlandish proposal in Santa Monica are no more. Jena Troutman, a self-described child advocate, has been leading the charge to gather signatures to place a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Foreskin Man Comic Illustrates Controversy Over S.F. Circumcision Ban

    Foreskin Man doesn't really sound like a name for a superhero ... ​Just when you thought the debate over San Francisco's circumcision ban couldn't get any kookier. The group behind the San Francisco ballot measure has released a comic called Foreskin Man.It depicts the story of a lovely Jewish cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Isn't "Only in San Francisco" After All

    S.F. isn't the only city that wants to cut circumcision from its laws​Apparently, you can find a little touch of San Francisco's bizarre in nearly every corner of the country. The city isn't the only one looking to criminalize male circumcision. This national effort to ban the "mutilation" of fore ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Could Make the Cut For November Ballot

    Voter empathy?​Lloyd Schofield tells reporters that he expects his ban on circumcision to make it to the November ballot. Believe it or not -- Schofield says his signature-gathering is right "on track." We'll just have to take his word for it, since Schofield wouldn't say exactly how many signatur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    San Francisco Circumcision Ban Unconstitutional, Professor Says

    Perform a brit milah, go to jail? ​San Francisco can have its proposed circumcision ban, or it can have the First Amendment. But it can't have both. That's the opinion of Peter Keane, dean emeritus at Golden Gate University School of Law and a constitutional law professor. The potential ballot mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Circumcision Ban Seems More Focused on Penises Than Children's Rights

    Won't someone please think of the children?​Lloyd Schofield, the retired hotel credit manager seeking to place a circumcision ban on the San Francisco ballot, says his campaign is all about saving innocents. "Our prime goal is to protect the child," he said in an interview.But his campaign seems m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    San Francisco Circumcision Ban Aims to Spice Up Your Sex Life (VIDEO)

    Soon to be punishable under modern law? ​Read full text of proposed circumcision ban at bottom of this article If a San Francisco man named Lloyd Schofield gathers a shade over 7,000 signatures, San Franciscans will actually get the chance to vote on whether or not to ban the practice of circumcis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Carly Fiorina Hospitalized

    No campaign pit stop...​In a role reversal from having angry nurses follow her around the state, Carly Fiorina has opted to visit them instead. The Republican Senate candidate's campaign confirmed that the breast cancer survivor was undergoing treatment due to an infection related to reconstructiv ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2010
  • Film

    August 19, 2009
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    July 9, 2008
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    February 22, 2008
  • News

    January 2, 2008

    My Body, My Self

    Food issues and a bad self-image led our columnist to undergo weight-loss surgery. She's still a mess, but a better-looking one.

  • News

    May 2, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of 5-2-2007

  • News

    April 25, 2007

    No Hail Caesarean

    Expectant mothers are losing an option to birth babies naturally and activists are charging it is more about money than safety

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    The Revolutionary Test for Lung Cancer

    ... the medical establishment doesnt want you to have. Yet.

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    Cell Therapy

    Bay Area researchers are using a particular cancer to produce neuronlike cells that, when injected into the brain, seem to reverse the effects of stroke. Is the treatment a historic medical breakthrough, or a reckless ploy to attract investors?

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001

    Best Poke in the Eye

    Dr. Rochelle Slamovich

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000
  • News

    February 17, 1999

    Surgery Sans Blood

    Jehovah's Witnesses refused transfusions -- and led the way to bloodless surgery

  • Calendar

    October 8, 1997
  • Calendar

    April 23, 1997
  • News

    December 4, 1996

    Chick's in the Male

    Under a proposal receiving serious consideration by the city, health insurers may be required to cover the cost of municipal workers' sex changes

  • News

    April 17, 1996

    Phallus in Blunderland

    The insatiable desire for bigger and better lured thousands of men into the operating room for penile augmentation surgery. Now, one of the nation's top docs is trying to clean up the mess.

  • News

    May 3, 1995
  • News

    April 26, 1995

    Beauty Knows No Pain

    Building a Better Body at the 28th Annual Session of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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