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Chard from the Garden!

These are two or three chard plants from our garden, fresh and ready to eat! I stir-fried them with tofu, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, and sriracha, and served the whole

Mini Pita Sliders

We had lovely guests over the weekend, and yesterday I made a Mexican brunch for them that included short-grain brown rice and Rancho Gordo pinto beans. This morning, as an

How Should the Police Deal with an Armed and Violent Mentally Ill Suspect?

Today, the Supreme Court decided San Francisco v. Sheehan, 6:2 sort-of-in favor of the city (Justice Breyer recused himself–his brother decided the case in a lower instance.) The facts, taken

Congress Lifts Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

This is huge news, friends: Congress has ended the era of medical prohibition. The L.A. Times reports: Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively

SB 443: Bring an End to Civil Asset Forfeiture in CA!

A new bill sponsored by Senator Holly Mitchell proposes to reform the absurdities of civil asset forfeiture in California. From the bill text: The purpose of this bill is to 

Inequality and Traffic Courts

Sam Levin’s East Bay Express story illuminates a hidden corner in the criminal justice system: traffic courts and their contribution to inequality and social stratification. Statewide data that Bay Area

Spring Stir-Fry

This simple and delicate dish combines many spring flavors and uses vegetables from our CSA and rosemary from our garden. 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 tbsp grated ginger1 tbsp safflower