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Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Garrett Leahy

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Uber, Lyft drivers take message to CEO’s house

For longtime Uber and Lyft driver Hector Castellanos, the fight for classification as an employee under AB5 is personal. For eight months after an intensive surgery, Castellano but received...

DACA decision offers no real protection, rights groups warn

On Thursday, Free SF, a coalition of immigrants’ rights groups, warned that the Supreme Court’s rejection of Trump’s attempt to end DACA offers no real protection for most undocumented...

Labor unions join call to defund the police

A group of about 150 demonstrators representing several Bay Area labor unions gathered outside the Oakland Police Officers Association headquarters on Wednesday, endorsing calls to defund the police and...

Insurance companies deny 100s of COVID claims; venues sue

When the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order began on March 19, owners of the East Bay music venue Ivy Room, thought that their business interruption insurance would cover the loss in revenue....

Women’s protest calls for justice and equality

Salam Asmerom works as a nurse at a wellness center in San Francisco. Not long ago, she told me, she encountered a patient who called her “useless” and demanded...

Before the looting, a peaceful march

On Saturday, before the incidents of looting that have made the biggest headlines, several hundred protestors peacefully marched in San Francisco to protest the death of George Floyd. The...

Protest caravan demands hotel rooms for homeless

The streets around City Hall were filled with the sounds of cars honking, wooting, and chants of "housing is the cure!" on Friday evening as roughly 50 cars participated...

First sanctioned tent city opens in SF

San Francisco's first city-sanctioned safe sleeping site began operations yesterday afternoon. The site, referred to as the Safe Sleeping Village, has 50 spaces for tents to be pitched six...

Homeless advocates try to take over hotel room

When police arrived to the Marriott Grand Marquis hotel this morning, they issued an ultimatum to a group of activists there: Leave room 235 immediately or be arrested. At 10am,...

SF measure would allow all residents to serve on commissions

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to put on the fall ballot a City Charter amendment that would allow all San Francisco residents to serve on boards...