Last week I learned that Chuck Finney, host of KALW's popular Bay Area radio program Your Legal Rights, had passed away after a short stay in the hospital. I only met Chuck earlier this year, when I sat as a guest on his show to discuss how to fight elder financial abuse and undue influence. But I can tell you my impressions from our brief acquaintance: Chuck was a warm and gracious host, and with his gentle manner came a refreshing approach to the law rooted in public service.
San Francisco is a city close to the heart of many. It draws more than 3 million visitors a year and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also the namesake of Francis of Assisi - Saint Francis. Since today, October 4th - is his feast day - a story about him is entirely appropriate.