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Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Calvin Welch

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The June election was bad news for Mayor London Breed

That's just one of the many key messages that the news media have missed.

Money talks and bullshit walks

The election outcome was first and foremost a victory of massive campaign spending.

UCSF’s new hospital: A pretty building, but in the wrong place

The school's plans will make one part of the city more unlivable and the other part less healthy and wealthy.

It takes a city to open the schools

Testing, tracking, vaccines -- and Muni! -- have to be part of the plan, and neoliberal leadership isn't going to help.

SF’s economic recovery plan: Trumpism on the local level

It's all about governmental deregulation and public subsidy of private profit -- while ignoring the manifest needs of everyday people.

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

"There is a density level in NYC that is destructive. It has to stop and it has to stop now. NYC must develop an...

Affordable housing is a great bargain for SF

A recent New York Times article, headlined "Why Does it Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco," continues the Gray Lady's endless...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that...

Wiener’s ‘transit-oriented development’ bill screws public transit

  State Sen. Scott Wiener is promoting his housing bill, SB 50, as an example of environmental progress, since the measure is pushing transit-oriented development...

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and the rise of community-based organizations in SF

UPDATED, see the end. The 1974 kidnapping of Patricia “Patty” Hearst, granddaughter of the founder of the Hearst media empire, was a dramatic chapter in...