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Celebrating Artistic Resilience: The Sarah K. Delson Arts Fellowship Inaugural Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 — The Drawing Room SF, in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, proudly announces the opening of the inaugural exhibition of the Sarah K. Delson Arts Fellowship Program. This momentous event celebrates the legacy of the late San Francisco artist Sarah Delson, who passed away on May 4, 2023. The fellowship program, inspired by Sarah’s profound passion for art, aims to support artists whose work has been significantly altered due to illness. Honoring Sarah Delson’s Legacy The fellowship is a testament to Sarah’s enduring impact on the art community. It is funded by

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Solar eclipses result from a fantastic celestial coincidence of scale and distance

Christopher Palma, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Students and Teaching Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Penn State On April 8, 2024, millions across the U.S. will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to view a total solar eclipse. Cities including Austin, Texas; Buffalo, New York; and Cleveland, Ohio, will have a direct view of this rare cosmic event that lasts for just a few hours. While you can see many astronomical events, such as comets and meteor showers, from anywhere on Earth, eclipses are different. You need to travel to what’s called the path of totality to experience the full eclipse. Only certain places get an eclipse’s full show, and

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Sultan’s Legacy: Elia’s Unique Bay Area Dining Experience comes Front and Center

Part Two: Fatih Takes Over SF Times: Your transition from Sultan’s Kebabs to starting Elia must have come with its own set of challenges. How did you decide to make that leap? Fatih: Taking over Sultan’s was pivotal, not just for the restaurant but personally. After my father’s passing, I was deeply moved by the outpouring of support from our community and the legacy my father had built. It was both daunting and inspiring. I knew I had to carry on his legacy, but I also felt a strong urge to build something new, something that would complement Sultan’s Kebabs

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For-profit nursing homes are cutting corners on safety and draining resources with financial shenanigans − especially at midsize chains that dodge public scrutiny

Sean Campbell, Investigative journalist, The Conversation; Charlene Harrington, Professor Emeritus of Social Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco The care at Landmark of Louisville Rehabilitation and Nursing was abysmal when state inspectors filed their survey report of the Kentucky facility on July 3, 2021. Residents wandered the halls in a facility that can house up to 250 people, yelling at each other and stealing blankets. One resident beat a roommate with a stick, causing bruising and skin tears. Another was found in bed with a broken finger and a bloody forehead gash. That person was allowed to roam and enter the beds of

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Why do airlines charge so much for checked bags? This obscure rule helps explain why

Jay L. Zagorsky, Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy and Law, Boston University Five out of the six biggest U.S. airlines have raised their checked bag fees since January 2024. Take American Airlines. In 2023, it cost US$30 to check a standard bag in with the airline; today, as of March 2024, it costs $40 at a U.S. airport – a whopping 33% increase. As a business school professor who studies travel, I’m often asked why airlines alienate their customers with baggage fees instead of bundling all charges together. There are many reasons, but an important, often overlooked cause is buried in the U.S. tax code. A tax-law loophole Airlines

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How meth became an epidemic in America, and what’s happening now that it’s faded from the headlines

William Garriott, Professor of Law, Politics, and Society, Drake University Rural America has long suffered from an epidemic of methamphetamine use, which accounts for thousands of drug overdoses and deaths every year. William Garriott, an anthropologist at Drake University, explored meth’s impact on communities and everyday life in the U.S. in his 2011 book “Policing Methamphetamine: Narcopolitics in Rural America.” Since then, the problem has only gotten worse. The rural news site the Daily Yonder spoke with Garriott about what has been driving the surge in meth use in recent decades and what prompted him to focus on meth in his work. The Conversation has collaborated

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Israel’s army exemptions for the ultra-Orthodox are part of a bigger challenge: The Jewish state is divided over the Jewish religion

Michael Brenner, Professor of Jewish History and Culture at Ludwig Maximilian University and Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, American University Just when you think nothing can surprise you anymore in Israeli politics, someone always comes along with a new twist. This time it was Yitzhak Yosef, one of Israel’s two chief rabbis. In response to debates over whether ultra-Orthodox Jews should be required to serve in the military, or continue to be excused to study religious texts full time, he had a simple answer: “If they force us to go to the army, we’ll all go abroad,” he declared on March 9,

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