Breaking the silence of gay bullying

When Mountain View High School sophomore Anna Livia Chen asked teachers to talk to students about the recent suicides of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people in September, she got no response.

“I love my school and think they do a pretty good job with bullying,” she said…

Peace, love and waterbeds: Richmond’s best sleep

There is a time machine in Richmond that will take you back. Way back. Where 80s crooners sing of careless whispers and sepia-tinted photographs bring you back to the better days of peace and love. This blast from the past is actually a mid-sized storefront in Richmond’s North and East neighborhood, where 16 waterbeds are on display, waiting for customers to come in and sit on them. And waiting…

Replacing the Concourse

In one of the few remaining San Francisco neighborhoods untouched by gentrification, there is a proposal to demolish the Concourse Exhibition Center and replace the quintessential Showplace Square building with a market-rate residential project, which the developer says…