Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Garrett Leahy

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DJs and musicians scramble for income in devastated scene

Governor Newsom's announcement last Tuesday that live shows and concerts are unlikely to happen until there is a COVID-19 vaccine, which may be as far as 12-18 months away,...

Campaign seeks to close jail at Hall of Justice

On Wednesday, the NoNewSFJail Coalition and its member organizations asked San Franciscans via social media and on their website to participate in a “Digital Day of Action” by calling,...

For taxi drivers, COVID is a brutal dilemma

“I can’t even afford to go to work,” said taxi driver Colin Marcoux, who has been driving a cab for over two decades. COVID has caused a sharp decline in...

SF cops keep telling homeless people to move

At 10:11 pm on March 17, five SFPD officers approached a man sitting on the sidewalk at Stockton and Union Streets, according to a video uploaded to Twitter taping...

Leading drag and performance venue closes indefinitely

Since its opening in 2015, the cabaret/theater/nightclub Oasis, on 11thSt. in Soma, has been a “lighthouse” for queer creative culture, in the words of Michael Phillis, a drag performer...

Arts workers struggling after performances are cancelled and venues closed

UPDATE: We are keeping a running list of artist and worker resources here, as well as including the opportunity for those affected by the crisis to share their story.  "I...

ICE arrests at courthouse spur protests

“ICE is not welcome here! ICE is not welcome here!” The chant filled the air on Monday at a press conference arranged by immigrants’ rights organizations from throughout Northern California...

Castro march a ‘funeral’ for vacant storefronts

About 100 people gathered by the Harvey Milk Memorial Flagpole Saturday to participate in “A March To Remember and Reignite Hope,” organized by Juanita More, a drag queen and...