Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 35 / 27 August 2015

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CA pushes statewide AIDS plan

California lawmakers want to create a statewide plan to end the transmission of HIV, following similar plans adopted in New York and Washington state... (read more)

LGBTs see change
under San Jose mayor

San Jose should see its score rise significantly on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index compiled by national LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign... (read more)

Hennessy, a sheriff's vet,
hopes to head agency

Of the San Francisco races leading up to this November's elections, sheriff's department veteran Vicki Hennessy's bid to unseat embattled Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi... (read more)

Responding to
black trans murders

Over 200 people attended a rally in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza August 25, which Get Equal, Black Lives Matter, and other groups... (read more)

Man held for trial
on Castro arson charges

A judge this week ordered a San Francisco man who was convicted of accidentally choking to death a sex partner in 2011 to stand trial for allegedly burning... (read more)

16 vie for seats
on SF Pride board

A field of 16 candidates is vying for seven seats on the board of directors that oversees San Francisco Pride. (read more)

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More Arts

Theatre - Gaily forward
Fall preview

It's still summer when autumn arrives, at least as far as local theaters' fall seasons are concerned. (read more)

Fine Arts - Fall preview: Art galleries

Fall is nearly here, a time when local galleries roll out a fleet of eclectic exhibitions. (read more)

Out There - A literary life

At first we weren't sure we would enjoy reading Worlds Apart: A Memoir (Bloomsbury) from the novelist David Plante, just released. (read more)

Film - The importance of being Grandma

In the delicious new road comedy Grandma, a 75-year-old lesbian, Elle Reid (Lilly Tomlin), gets behind the wheel of a 1950s clunker and... (read more)

Out & About - Fall fun

Autumn arts reveals a bevy of beautiful openings in art, theatre, and music. (read more)

Film - Contemplating Africa

"Let me tell you, people like the Europeans and the Americans went away from home and began to colonize other people, which they took by force. (read more)

Film -
Slaughterhouse five

The new French-produced food doc Steak (R) an engaging if curious mix of first-rate culinary history, cooking tips, and a Jonathan Swift-like savage satire... (read more)

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