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Arting by the bay

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Building empathy through film

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What’s ‘growing on’ at City College

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A soapbox derby like no other

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Fermentations in Ocean Beach

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Opinion & News

Guest Editorial: End the use of isolation as protective custody in American prisons

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Christopher Zoukis

Solitary confinement has long been viewed by experts and human rights organizations as a form of torture.

As far back as 1890, the United States Supreme Court declared the practice of solitary confinement abandoned, noting the high rates of suicide and insanity among prisoners subjected to isolation. Charles Dickens went so far as deeming the use of solitary in 19th century America “worse than any torment of the body.” Read More

Downtown Calendar – June 2017

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS

Friday, June 2, through Sunday, July 2
One Hundred Years of One Hundred Handbags

The Women’s Museum of California presents an exhibit about the history of fashion, focusing on how women’s lives have changed the style of handbags and 100 handbags from the 1800s and 1900s will be on display. A fashion show will take place at 7 p.m. outside Barracks 16, Liberty Station. Visit tinyurl.com/ya3smucm. Read More