Sarah Phelan

Holy Smokes, McCain "suspends campaign"!

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McCain is right that the country is facing a historic economic crisis, but canceling his debate with Obama on Friday?
He says it's time for both parties to come together to solve the economic crisis, but it sounds like he has cold feet.

Don't know about you, but I was figuring that the debate would be a chance for the candidates to tell us more about their thoughts on the issue, at a time when the American public desperately needs insights and guidance.

Obama is reported to still want to hold the debate, and a stat Read more »

Elsie update

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Robert Reed, Public Relations Manager for the Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling Company emailed me this week, in response to my coverage of Elsie and her missing stuff.

"We share your concerns (posted on the SFBG blog last Friday) about Elsie losing her belongings and confirmed that we did not take her items," Reed wrote, after questions were raised as to who removed her worldly possessions from a street Read more »

Where is Elsie? Who took her stuff?

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I got a call from Paul Skilbeck, a local resident who is worried sick about the well being and the whereabouts of a 69-year-old homeless German woman called Elsie.
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Elsie typically spends her day sweeping the streets. Read more »

Connecting the Attacks

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Photos and text by Sarah Phelan.

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Unjust immigration laws destroy families and harm workplaces, said protesters at today's anti ICE rally at City Hall.

If you are part of San Francisco’s immigrant and/or transgendered community, chances are you’ve figured out that a three-pronged attack on the protections that this City offers is in full swing.

If you are not, then today’s rally at City Hall helped people connect the dots.

1. ICE raids have intensified. Read more »

Ice Man Cometh for Undocumented Youth

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Sifferman confirms that San Francisco will contact ICE about undocumented juveniles.

On the eve of the seventh anniversary of 9/11, San Francisco's Chief Probation Officer William P. Siffermann announced that it is now the policy of the City's Juvenile Probation Department, “to inform the U.S. Read more »

Palin's veto power

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By Sarah Phelan

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So, maybe the pen IS mightier, after all? Read more »

Meet Sarah "I tell ya" Palin

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Ed Note: Some great coverage of how different women are reacting to the choice, including highlights of Palin's introduction speech, can be found on Slate's XX Blog. Read more »

LGBT activist Del Martin slips away

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Renowned LGBT activist Del Martin died today, according to a press release from State Senator Carole Migden.

Del Martin, 87and her partner Phyllis Lyons, 83, became the first gay couple in the nation to legally marry on Feb. Read more »

It's Joe...

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By Sarah Phelan

Biden bidden?
Online reports say Sen. Barack Obama has picked Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential nominee. Read more »

New poll shows Obama leading 7:0

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My colleague Paula is, like me, an Obama Girl. Read more »