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Great acoustics

By Philip Campbell | Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
The Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, the thoroughly renovated fourth floor and basement of the Beaux Arts-designed Veterans Building, opened to enthusiastic praise three years ago. It is home to the 299-seat Diane and Ted Taube Atrium Theater.

Political Notebook: In a first, CA transit agency reports contracts with LGBT businesses

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
In the fiscal year 2016-2017 the California Department of Transportation awarded a construction contract worth $1,367,300 to a bisexual-owned business.

South Bay's first gender center officially opens in San Jose

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
Silicon Valley's new Gender Health Center is now open in San Jose and providing services to transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse patients.

SF health chief's on the job

By BAR staff | Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
San Francisco's new health director, Dr. Grant Colfax, started work Tuesday and toured a health fair with Mayor London Breed.

Gay stylist was a partier, Rickleffs' defense says

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
A defense attorney painted a different picture of gay stylist Steven "Eriq" Escalon, saying he was a partier, when it began to call witnesses in the murder trial of James Rickleffs, which entered its fourth week in San Francisco Superior Court.

As STDs continue to rise, SF clinic gets a refresh

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
As sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in San Francisco, albeit at a slower rate than seen in past years, the health department is remodeling its City Clinic facility South of Market.

Syringe access site near Duboce Triangle expands services

By Tony Taylor | Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
City public health officials told Duboce Triangle residents at a recent meeting that they started an expanded syringe access and disposal site behind the Safeway store last month as a way to offer "low-barrier medical services" to homeless people.

Gay man alleges harassment by SF gym owner

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
A gay man claims his landlord, an owner of Fitness SF, is using a restraining order as a way to eventually evict him from his home.

Editorial: DMV needs to get a clue

By BAR Editorial Board | Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
The decision by the state Department of Motor Vehicles to reject a gay man's "LTHR DDY" — short for leather daddy — vanity plate for his motorcycle reeks of homophobia, as state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) wrote out in a sharply worded letter.

SF approves first cannabis equity applicant

By Sari Staver | Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
San Francisco's first cannabis dispensary equity applicant got the green light from the city's planning commission this month, enabling the founders of Cole Ashbury Group to begin renovations on a storefront at 1685 Haight Street.

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