Accreditation: Is it a game of Chutes and Ladders?
Aug21

Accreditation: Is it a game of Chutes and Ladders?

By Sara Bloomberg The Guardsman A child picks up a die. She shakes it in her hand for a few seconds before tossing it hopefully onto the game board and then closes her eyes for a moment. When she opens them, a five appears in front of her. She holds her breath and  advances… One, two, three, four, five… landing her at the top of a long slide that takes her all the way back to the beginning of the game. All that hard work, and...

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Illustration: Ravens win Superbowl XLVII
Feb03
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Sandy Hook victims remembered at Justin Herman Plaza
Dec24

Sandy Hook victims remembered at Justin Herman Plaza

      By Alex Reyes The Guardsman 20 pairs of small rain boots and shoes lined the stage at Justin Herman Plaza on Dec. 22 in tribute to the children who were murdered eight days earlier at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The shoes were placed there by four Bay Area chapters of the California Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which also coordinated a silent “Lie-in” protest for stricter gun laws in...

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Pride flag flies at City Hall, kicking off summer pride events
Jun20

Pride flag flies at City Hall, kicking off summer pride events

By  Sara Bloomberg The Guardsman San Francisco’s annual Pride celebration kicked off Monday afternoon with a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, where equality and funding for HIV and AIDS services were hot topics.   Mayor Ed Lee promised continued support for local HIV and AIDS services.   If the Board of Supervisors approves Lee’s new budget proposal, $6.7 million will be restored for local HIV and AIDS services that were...

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Local 2 strikes again

By Greg Zeman The Guardsman Unite Here Local 2, a self-professed “fighting union” representing over 9,000 hotel workers at 62 hotels in San Francisco, opened a three-day strike of roughly 300 workers at the San Francisco Grand Hyatt on April 7. Local 2 President Mike Casey has promised future actions at other downtown hotels if an agreement is not made on worker health care costs. Grand Hyatt General Manager David Nadelman said that...

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