“While the acronym, JAP, was used to refer to the stereotype of spoiled Jewish women (it stands for Jewish American princess, a term that some find offensive itself) on Long Island, Yaki imagined the reaction among fellow Japanese Americans.”
Yaki gets Bravo to cut ‘Princesses’ term [Chron]

“In the late afternoon of the 21st of May news reached the Castro from City Hall that Dan White had been convicted of voluntary manslaughter not the expected first degree murder and sentenced to eight years in prison. The community’s response was visceral. People were shaken and suddenly the last vestiges of progress that they felt they’d won was stripped away.”
May 21st: The 34th Anniversary of the Castro’s White Night Riots [Castro Biscuit]

“She has really transformed our understanding of the terrible health and mental health vulnerabilities of the LGBT young people,”
Woman honored for LGBT health issues work [Chron]

“The life of a man who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday afternoon was saved by a group of sailors who luckily happened to be passing underneath the span.”
Golden Gate Bridge Jumper Rescued By Passing Sailboat [HuffPo] [AP via Ex]

Bay to Breakers runner focus of search [Chron] [ABC7]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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