"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Bold Italic

Location: San Francisco, CA

Website: www.thebolditalic.com

The Bold Italic is an online magazine and events hub in San Francisco. We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city.

We are a chorus of voices. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.

We are not a news site, we’re a hub for conversations to be heard and discussed. Some of the pieces we publish will make you laugh. Some will have you nodding your head in agreement. And others will completely piss you off. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of The Bold Italic, but they are the true opinions, experiences, and thoughts of writers from the diverse community we live amongst. Whatever feelings our stories incite, we hope our continuing conversation will get you thinking, talking, and inspire you to share your opinions with us on living in San Francisco. If you’ve got a compelling story or perspective to share, we want to hear it.

We support businesses. The merchants, food carts, coffee shops, galleries, bars, and bookstores we patronize everyday are an undeniable part of how we understand and define our lives, personal spaces, and communities. It’s our mission to commemorate the greatness, beauty, innovation, and heart involved in doing business.

We inspire you to live life out in the city. There are amazing things happening around you. The content,events, and products we offer are designed to invite you to get off the computer and take part in the experiences right outside your door.

We help localize brands. Through our storytelling and bespoke experiences, we create authentic connections that bring brands to life at a personal level.

We know design matters. We understand that beautiful design uplifts. We enhance, provide valuable context, and extend the reach of our content with original illustration, photography, and thoughtful graphic design.

The Bold Italic is owned by Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

Since our launch, The Bold Italic has strived to faithfully serve San Franciscans near and far, whether born and bred here or having just arrived in the city. We have a great passion for the Bay Area and all that it has to offer — and have had a lot of fun sharing our enthusiasm with you. Together we have built a strong community of followers, contributors, and partners. However, we have made the difficult decision to cease operations. It’s been a great run and we supremely thank everyone who has supported us along the way.

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