John Horgan

On the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the landmark federal law that has mandated, among other things, equality for female athletes throughout the United States, officials at Mercy High School have announced a major fundraising drive to improve their campus sports facilities.

It’s something that has been talked about for decades. Mercy has never had a gymnasium or significant outdoor playing fields since the all-girls’ Catholic school opened its doors in 1931.

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Dirk van Ulden

I have been a subscriber of the SF Chronicle since the SF Examiner bit the dust. Frankly, I am generally disgusted with the Chronicle's leftist bent which has been going south consistently every year with subsequent editors. It is an mouthpiece for Pelosi and the gang. Little is reported for instance on the border crisis, but lots of print is wasted on anything anti-Trump and associated topics. I am still a $2 a day subscriber because I believe having a regional newspaper is important. Insiders tell me that the sports pages actually are keeping the paper afloat. It will be a sad day and while I also subscribe to the e-version, having a tangible paper on my driveway every morning is still a blessing.


I don't think most people realize what the collapse of newspapers means. It is the biggest news story in itself. The important part of newspaper is news, not paper. If newspapers had just simply shifted reporters to online there would be no problem. The AP isn't a newspaper and it is a chief source of news. The future isn't bright.


The loss of advertising dollars from print to online sites has been massive.

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