Fighting global warming

Posted on April 24, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

California is keeping its reputation as a cutting-edge state in working to reduce global warming. The Air Resources Board yesterday approved a regulation to minimize the amount of carbon in fuels. The...


Time to think about voting

Posted on April 21, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

Early voting in the May 19 election has started, so if you expect to be out of town on Election Day, be sure to get an absentee ballot or go to your local election office to vote. The ballot measures ...


What are those bugs out there?

Posted on April 18, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

Anyone who travels on the N-Judah can see how popular the Academy of Sciences is by watching the happy families piling onto the trolleys at 9th Avenue to go downtown. Now we know that the academy is f...


Who finally decides?

Posted on April 15, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

In Nov. 2008, San Franciscans voted on a ballot measure supporting the JROTC program in schools. The School Board had earlier voted to phase out the program and replace it with other phys ed programs....


Will people stop spending?

Posted on April 12, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

There are plenty of things to worry about these days, but somehow the idea that Americans will permanently stop spending money on more clothes, cars and gadgets than they need seems one of the least o...


Can’t we have everything?

Posted on April 8, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

Those of us who ride Muni and who have used public transit in other cities know that San Franciscans are getting a bargain. If you go to New York or to Washington D.C., you learn that other large citi...


Talking about health insurance

Posted on April 5, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

Talking about health insurance is a popular pastime for many people especially with so many workers being laid off. People who lose their jobs almost inevitably lose their health insurance unless they...


Google to the rescue

Posted on April 2, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

San Franciscans tend to be strong supporters of renewable energy, although almost everyone knows it will be a difficult and expensive struggle to reach the targets many environmentalists have set. Now...


What is that Commission up to?

Posted on March 31, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

One of the most important current commissions in California is the Commission on 21st Century Economy (COTCE) appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger late last year. The Commission is charged with the ta...


Health care vs. the tip

Posted on March 28, 2009 in LWVSF News | comments

Restaurant owners in S.F. are fighting desperately to avoid having to pay for employees health care and have figured out several ways to go about it. Their case against mandatory healthcare charges lo...


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