City Visions speaks with Melanie Nutter, head of San Francisco's Department of the Environment. Hear about the Department's current initiatives -- from the bag ban to climate change adaptation measures to new rules for nail salons -- and how they could affect you and influence statewide policy.
Today, we are featuring Justin Ancheta Band from San Francisco. They say you’re likely to be doing more than tapping your toes when you hear their reggae-influenced rock. You might even be humming one of their tunes on your way home. Find out for yourself if this is true on Saturday October 13th, when the band performs at a benefit for the Environmental Forum of Marin in Corte Madera. Music starts about 5pm.
City College of San Francisco is one of the city's most vital public institutions, serving 90,000 students at nine different campuses. But it's facing some tough times right now, with threats to its accreditation looming, and continuing cuts to its budget.
This November, four seats are open for election on the College's Board of Trustees, the body that may determine the fate of City College.
All of these reduced appetites might seem like bad news for the restaurant business, but surgeon-distributed food discount cards aim to make dining out cheaper and more practical for gastric bypass patients.
But is this kind of encouragement really a good idea?
Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 2:21 pm
By Dante Chinni
Dante Chinni is the director of Patchwork Nation, which uses demographic, voting and cultural data to study communities. It is part of the nonpartisan, not-for-profit Jefferson Institute, which teamed with NPR to examine what can be learned about different communities through online text analysis. The project had Knight Foundation funding.
Since the beginning of the Great Recession, unemployment has driven much of the national conversation, and with good reason.
Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 1:50 pm
By Scott Neuman
Culture warriors on the left and right would be wise to carefully examine a new survey from the Pew Research Center showing that a growing number of Americans are moving away from religious labels.
The study, titled "Nones" on the Rise, indicates that 1 in 5 Americans now identifies as "religiously unaffiliated," a group that includes those who say they have no particular religion, as well as atheists and agnostics.