Alameda Island Yacht Club hosts sailing seminar for women

Over 30 years ago, after participating in a sailing seminar for women in Orange County, Linda Newland and Mary Quigley thought, “We need a workshop where women can learn about sailing from other women!” They decided to start their own sailing seminar at the Island Yacht Club in Alameda.

In 1992, a sailing seminar for women was unheard of in the Bay Area. If women wanted to learn to sail, they learned from men. “Women sailing was unheard of, and Newland was breaking that ceiling,” said Melissa Grudin, commodore of the club and host of the Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar. She said this seminar has been a safe place for women to learn how to sail for the past 29 years...

San Francisco Public Defender sues Superior Court of California

San Francisco Public Defender Manohar Raju, and family members of loved ones imprisoned past their trial deadlines, spoke during a rally and press conference Tuesday outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice. Raju and the impacted family members have filed a complaint against the San Francisco Superior Court for denying detainees their right to a speedy trial. The complaint also names the Superior Courts’ presiding judge, Samuel K. Feng, and its chief executive officer, T. Michael Yuen, as defendants. “One of the most oppressive things a state can do is to take away your freedom and then deny you what’s necessary to win it back,” Raju said. “No one is above the law, especially not the San Francisco Superior Court.” The complaint filed claims that ...

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