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  • Vote-by-mail fail: When a ballot arrives that isn’t for you

    Vote-by-mail fail: When a ballot arrives that isn’t for you

    by Ben Christopher   When the ballots arrived in Susan Lambert’s mailbox earlier this week, everyone in the house was accounted for. There was one for her, one for her husband, and two for her adult step-sons. And then there was the one for George. Lambert, a playwright, producer and writer who lives in Pasadena,

  • Sam Ruíz, the architect of Mission Neighborhood Centers, to retire

    Sam Ruíz, the architect of Mission Neighborhood Centers, to retire

    by Araceli Martínez   When Santiago “Sam” Ruiz announced that this year he was retiring as director and president of the Mission Neighborhood Centers organization, he said that the work of serving the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco will always be in his heart. “I feel so blessed. They pay me to make this community

  • Who’s really paying for that $10 Uber ride? Surprise: it’s your driver

    Who’s really paying for that $10 Uber ride? Surprise: it’s your driver

    by Sunita Sohrabji EMS Contributor   Gig economy workers, who now comprise more than one-third of the U.S. labor force, lost an estimated 75 percent of their income in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gig economy workers comprise app-based drivers for ride-share and food delivery services, such as Uber, Lyft, Doordash, Instacart, and

  • San Francisco finally eases restrictions on access to worship services   

    San Francisco finally eases restrictions on access to worship services  

    Until today, only one person was allowed to attend an indoor religious gathering by Martin Bürger   SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Mayor London N. Breed is allowing Christians in San Francisco to go to church again and attend indoor worship services after imposing some of the most restrictive coronavirus lockdowns in

  • Union president: We will come out of it a stronger union

    Union president: We will come out of it a stronger union

    by David Bacon   When the novel coronavirus crisis hit, hotel workers everywhere were among the first to feel the massive job losses that are now worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s. In city after city, the women and men who clean rooms, make beds and cook food found themselves wondering if they

  • Farm Workers: “Essential” but living in fear

    Farm Workers: “Essential” but living in fear

    Pilar Marrero Ethnic Media Services   They have very low wages, few benefits, no health care coverage, and no sick days. About half are undocumented. Yet they are deemed “essential” workers who harvest and package vegetables and fruits, work in meat packing plants, pick up and transport the product. They are farmworkers – so important

  • Experts lament collapse of marriage in America, warn of deadly consequences

    Experts lament collapse of marriage in America, warn of deadly consequences

    by Calvin Freiburger   The number of children born out of wedlock grew from just 5 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2019. This can’t continue, experts insist   American civil society is facing a serious domestic threat: Marriage is declining and family stability with it. Between 1962 and 2019, the percentage of women ages 15 to

  • Time bomb ticks for Californians facing evictions

    Time bomb ticks for Californians facing evictions

    by Manuel Ortiz Escamez Ethnic Media Services   REDWOOD CITY, CA – Isabel Pérez and her husband each lost two jobs in San Francisco restaurants due to the COVID19 pandemic. They owe three months of rent and, if the moratorium on evictions ending on Aug. 30 in San Mateo County is not extended, they will

  • Children’s health org sues Facebook for censoring posts critical of COVID vaccine   

    Children’s health org sues Facebook for censoring posts critical of COVID vaccine  

    The org’s leader, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., claims that the social media giant is an ‘opponent’ of ‘real science and open debate’   Published by (LifeSiteNews)   Wednesday, 19, 2020 — Children’s Health Defense, an organization dedicated to ending childhood health epidemics by eliminating harmful exposures, is suing Facebook and several fact-checking establishments for censorship