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Begging and Immoral Lives: A pattern of police citations

San Francisco police have issued tens of thousands of citations for minor quality-of-life crimes in recent years, and most of them are clustered in...

Racism — and politics — in SF Redevelopment history

Bad history -- even when well-intended -- gives me a headache, because it so often misses and conceals far more important truths. To wit,...

Opportunity: 48 Hills seeks advertising sales representative

We're looking for a smart, energetic, experienced ad sales rep to work with us to expand our advertising and marketing reach. 48 Hills is...

Landlord seizes 100-year-old woman’s possessions

Iris Canada, the 100-year-old woman who was just evicted from her Page Street home, was back in the hospital Tuesday night when a team...

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

On February 1 I flew to St. Louis for the  New Partners for Smart Growth conference, the largest gathering dedicated to dense, transit-oriented/walkable/bikeable development...

The Agenda, Feb 21-26: More Mission displacement ….

The luxury-housing assault on the Mission continues this week as the Planning Commission decides Thursday/23 whether to allow a developer to demolish an auto...

Why SF needs municipal broadband

Supervisor Mark Farrell and former Sup. Eric Mar are taking on a challenge that has far-reaching implications for the digital divide and the role...

The Agenda, Feb. 13-19: Can Mayor Lee really deny funding to defend immigrants?

Mayor Ed Lee has said on repeated occasion that he doesn’t want to send city money to the Public Defender’s Office to represent undocumented...

Why SF’s City Planning Department doesn’t get it

  There is no designated Sociologist position on the 200+ staff of San Francisco’s City Planning Department. And a bachelor/masters degree in Urban Planning can...