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San Francisco Tag

Walgreens has already closed twelve stores in the San Francisco area and now will close five more. The company has described the city's rampant shoplifting as "organized retail theft." Over the last two years, progressive cities like San Francisco have declined to prosecute cases of shoplifting, which has only emboldened thieves.

Rising crime and dissatisfaction with the quality of life are steadily driving people out of San Francisco. It makes perfect sense. Why would people want to pay San Francisco prices if they don't even feel safe walking down the street? The number of people leaving or planning to leave should alarm city leaders.

Last month the San Francisco Board of Education (SFBOE) made a splash with their decree to rename 44 of its schools, including those celebrating presidents Washington and Lincoln, but now, after a round or two of ridicule and a lawsuit, it looks like the the renaming affair is going to fizzle outAt first SFBOE conceded that they should have consulted experts, and now they've promised to vote on the issue again once students return to school full time. 

San Franciscans may think they are the smartest people in the world, but look who they put in charge of educating their kids. The city’s Board of Education drew nationwide attention when it decided to rename its 44 schools, including those honoring Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Paul Revere — the world historic figures and beloved personalities whose biographies shaped our understanding of the American experience.

Yes, you read the headline correctly. The city of San Francisco is suing its own school district for not having a "meaningful plan for how or when in-person" teaching will begin. Teachers and students have not been in the classroom since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Also, I think this is the fourth #headdesk story I've written related to San Francisco schools.