Stories about Beast on Bryant

Why SF’s City Planning Department doesn’t get it

  There is no designated Sociologist position on the 200+ staff of San Francisco’s City Planning Department. And a bachelor/masters degree in Urban Planning can be received from many universities...

Why Prop. X is needed to save PDR

San Francisco’s artists, small blue-collar businesses, and community-serving nonprofits are being forced out of the city by soaring rents; outright evictions; and, in many cases, the elimination of their...

The Eastern Neighborhoods Plan is a bust

The Planning Commission heard a report on the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, which has guided development in a huge swath of the city, and from the public comment and the...

The Agenda: Rose Pak, the devastation of the Eastern Neighborhoods ….

Gordon Chin, a founder and former director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, notes in his book Building Community, Chinatown Style, that for Rose Pak, “all politics are personal.” “Politics...

The Agenda, Sept. 12-18: A plea for political honesty

(THIS STORY INCLUDES AN UPDATE TO CORRECT AN EARLIER ERROR) The hits just keep on coming, and they are going to continue into the fall. Attack ads and attack websites...

Supes vote to protect arts space after some disingenuous whining

The Board of Supes put a measure to protect artist workspace and blue-collar jobs on the ballot yesterday after a long discussion about why this has to get voter...

The Agenda, July 31-Aug. 6: The attack on blue collar jobs continues …

I’ve often wondered how much housing San Francisco is building for international criminals. And now it appears the feds are asking the same question. A federal agency is now demanding...

The Agenda, August 1-8: The attack on blue-collar jobs continues …

I’ve often wondered how much housing San Francisco is building for international criminals. And now it appears the feds are asking the same question. A federal agency is now demanding...

What we won — and lost — with the Beast on Bryant

  Almost 14 months ago, on Saturday April 18th, 2015, more than 100 of the Central City’s many arts communities and advocates met at Cell Space to grapple with what...

The Agenda, May 16-22: Big, ugly luxury housing projects in the Mission and the Tenderloin….

The local news media made a big deal of the legal thrashing that Federal Judge Charles Breyer gave to an SF police officer who, the judge said, lied on...