Saturday, September 26, 2020

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Wiener attacks SF supes

State Senator says board is not functional and harks back to his own days as a supe -- which were only "collegial" when it meant helping Big Tech

How teachers leapt inequity hurdles when COVID shut schools

Reynaldo Dulaney, who teaches Ethnic Studies, Leadership, and Advanced Placement US History at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, says the quick switch from teaching in the classroom to online...

Good info, little relief at city’s Virtual Nightlife + Entertainment Summit

There are lots of big questions about COVID-gutted San Francisco nightlife that have yet to be directly addressed. How and why are live venues, nightclubs, and bars expected to...

The latest way VC and tech disruptors are attacking SF’s housing stock

Sup. Aaron Peskin opened a hearing this week on regulations of corporate rentals with a remarkable statement: “In the almost 20 years I have been on and off this board,”...

How corporate rentals are taking away rent-controlled housing

During the Planning Commission’s hearing last Thursday on corporate rentals, Peter Cohen, co-director of the Council of Community Housing Organizations, made a critical point. “We have a red-hot real-estate market,”...

Forget SB 50 — San Francisco needs a bold plan for social housing

State Senator Scott Wiener has reintroduced his housing bill, SB 50, which seeks to alleviate the housing crisis by forcing more density around transit corridors. But it doesn’t include any new...

Should a developer lawyer be on the Planning Commission?

For the first time in at least my 37 years of covering city politics – and possibly much longer – a lawyer who has spent a career representing real-estate...

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Woe betide the Bay Area movie lover equally enthused about South Asian cinema, transgender screen expressions, and amateur porn—because this week the signature local festivals for all those categories...

Mayor Lee’s ‘jobs agenda’ made life worse for many San Franciscans

The late Mayor Ed Lee called it the “jobs agenda.” When he took office, the city was coming out of the recession, and he did everything he possibly could...

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

Spanning the month of July, this year’s incarnation of LaborFest, the 26th annual, includes history talks and walks, union gatherings, films (including Sorry to Bother You), book readings, conferences,...