Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sam Lew

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Mayor, supervisors at odds over hotel rooms for homeless

UPDATE: The first case of COVID in a homeless shelter has been reported.  The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place sheltered and unsheltered homeless San Franciscans...

Immigrants sue for release from Yuba County and Mesa Verde jails

Thirteen immigrants detained at Mesa Verde Detention Center and Yuba County Jail filed a lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday calling for their immediate release. The plaintiffs —...

Five supes push to put homeless in vacant hotel rooms

Five San Francisco supervisors announced plans yesterday to house thousands of homeless residents using some of the city's 33,000 vacant hotel rooms during the COVID-19 crisis. Sups. Hillary Ronen, Matt...

SF heads toward eviction moratorium

Mayor London Breed said she will issue a directive to place a moratorium on evictions in the midst of the coronavirus at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The directive...

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

San Francisco will provide temporary housing to quarantine unsheltered residents or for people who live in shelters, single room occupancy hotels, or permanent supportive housing exposed to the coronavirus. It's...

Fighting homeless sweeps at City Hall

Unhoused San Franciscans, service providers, and community members took over the steps of City Hall with bubbles, brooms, and tents to protest the city's homeless sweeps, which have involved...

Aptos students walk out for safety — and resources

“Now we rise, now we stand, for our safety, hand in hand!” These are the words that more than 100 students from Aptos Middle School chanted during a student walkout...

Caltrans agrees to pay $2 million for destroying homeless people’s property

In a civil rights victory, Caltrans will pay $2 million for destroying homeless people’s property and will change procedures around homeless encampment evictions on Caltrans land. The class-action lawsuit rests...

Moms 4 Housing bill expanded

Oakland Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas announced yesterday that the Moms 4 Housing bill, which would give tenants the first right of purchase on buildings they reside in once they...

Mohammed Nuru’s worst offense

A $2,070 bottle of wine from a Chinese billionaire, a $5,000 bribe to an SFO airport commissioner, and a John Deer tractor for his vacation home in Colusa County. These...