Safety Over Free Speech
Keeping the kids safe at school should be a top priority: A few high profile, isolated instances? Blowing it out of proportion? There shouldn't be any instances ["Spy Kids," Rachel Swan, feature, 1/1]. Reach as far as they want, they better damn well be keeping my kids (and all others, even from themselves) safe any way they possibly can during the time she's at school and, if it helps, even after school. None of this hiding behind free speech crap, either, when it comes to children's online time.
What's in a Name?
Bigger issues to deal with than what to call the city: As a San Francisco native of three S.F. generations, all I have to say is who cares [about calling the city "Frisco"]! Nobody will ever be wrong or right. Anyway, I have better things to worry about, like the housing crisis.
At least we aren't calling the City "SFO": I love "Frisco" ["Outsiders," Joe Eskenazi, Your Humble Narrator, 1/1], maybe because of Otis Redding ["(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"]. But all cities have nicknames, why do people care so much? At least there are enough options so we don't have to use an airport acronym like "PDX" [Portland, OR].
Not all San Francisco nicknames are created equal: Funny, I live in Oakland and I've always called it "Frisco." I never knew anyone had a problem with it except this one old white lady I use to work with. Figures. It all makes sense now, but I'm still calling it Frisco.
Blog Comments of the Week
Everyone needs to pay attention: Cars need to slow down and be more cautious, and pedestrians need to look up from their phones and be careful as well ["Another Pedestrian Hit by Car, Streets Closed in Nob Hill," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch 1/3]. No idea what happened in this case, not looking to cast any blame anywhere, but many times when walking in S.F., in addition to cars/bikes being a bit reckless, people are walking with eyes glued to screens rather than being aware of their surroundings. Sad all the way around.
In last week's issue, we printed the wrong opening date for August: Osage County. It opens Jan. 10. SF Weekly regrets the error.