Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

State Supreme Court says same-sex couples have right to marry

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I was prepared for the opposite news today...

BTWD 2008

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The sun was shining on Bike to Work Day 2008 at San Francisco City Hall.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Put a Price on Carbon?

Al Gore says we need a CO2 tax, revenue neutral, to replace taxation on employment.

Also, "In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to solve the democracy crisis."

Illinois St Bridge - Bikeable!

On a ride yesterday to Hunter's Point, I found that the Illinois St. Bridge over Islais Creek is bikeable! The design may not be perfect, but they took bikes into consideration during the design and construction.

1. Southbound bike path/sidewalk on the bridge. It makes a great noise when you're rolling over it.

2. The southbound bike lane emerges from the shared bikepath/sidewalk as you leave the bridge and get back on the roadway.

3. Muni crosses Islais Creek on the 3rd St. Bridge, as seen from Illinois St. bridge

4. After passing over the Illinois St. Bridge, take a short ride down to the end of Cargo Way and check out the native plants at Heron's Head Park.
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California Girls of 1925

These are some of the vivid, lively faces from a group photo of girls, taken at a summer camp in California in 1925.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Judge recognizes urgent safety issues at Fell/Masonic

On the heels of past successes - a big community rally on February 27, and approval of speed limit reduction on April 18 - the FixMasonic community effort took another step forward on Tuesday, April 29. As reported in the SF Chronicle, a judge authorized the city to move forward with safety improvements despite an injunction related to the city's bicycle plan. Veteran Chron reporter Rachel Gordon writes that "the plan calls for adding a left turn lane on westbound Fell at Masonic and changing the traffic signals to better separate vehicles from pedestrians and cyclists."

Get Connected

May is Mental Health Month, a great time to promoting acceptance, dignity, and social inclusion.

(Graphic: Mental Health America)

Friday, May 09, 2008

"He sings with an old western drawl...

Originally uploaded by quillus
...Singing his Cattle Call."

--Cattle Call, 1955 country smash.

yodeler/crooner Eddy Arnold died Thursday at age 89.