SF marks 10 years since Winter of Love launched push for same-sex marriage rights

SF marks 10 years since Winter of Love launched push for same-sex marriage rights

John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney attended a rally at City Hall a decade ago not knowing that it would be the start of a national movement born right here in San Francisco. On Feb. 12, 2004, The City would open the door for same-sex marriage and Lewis and Gaffney would emerge as one of the first 10 couples to tie the knot. The next month would become known as the Winter of Love. The ceremony…

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Inmate cooks give back at food bank

Inmate cooks give back at food bank

On a recent weekday morning, 11 state prison inmates swarmed the San Antonio Food Bank’s kitchen, picking out some of the better groceries and ingredients in stock. Leonardo De La Rosa, 25, imprisoned for an aggravated robbery when he was 16 and possession of drugs when he was 19, had a tray full of whole tilapias. “Originally, I wanted to make asparagus-filled fish with peppercorn sauce, but they didn’t have green peppercorns, chives,” he said,…

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Singles check one another out at S.F. Main Library

Singles check one another out at S.F. Main Library

Fiddling with a heart-print pencil in one hand and a New York Times bestseller in the other, Ameet Kamath waited for his date – a fellow book lover – to pop the question: “Will you explain why you chose this book?” Blake Love asked, like two dozen others at the Main Library’s literary speed-dating event Wednesday, as he leaned in to examine Michael Gruber‘s thriller “The Book of Air and Shadows.” “It says it’s ‘breathlessly…

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