Saturday, December 5, 2020

Tag: Caltrans

‘Throwing us out like garbage’

SIP hotel residents say the city's not living up to its promises -- and contracts.

The virus of poverty

I was born into a deadly Virus No it wasn’t in the time of MERS, Ebola or Osiris -  It was a disease that kills- that colonizers pretends won’t make you...

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...

Swept to death

“We know Caltrans has two trucks, one for the stuff they think they can sell, one for the stuff they throw away,” said Rosa C while trying to stuff...

For unhoused people, every day is an emergency

“We can’t take all that shit with us in this one hefty bag…” “But mama, this is my favorite pair of jeans.” “I don’t give a F%*&k, we have to take...

An open letter to Marc Benioff about homelessness

Dear Marc Benioff: A few months ago you announced the launch of a $30 million study of homelessness: Benioff Homelessness and Housing initiative . As you launch yet another study, we as...

Cooking in your car

The smell of salt, grease and fried meat filled the air, with just hint of burnt sugar thrown in. My mind wandered to breakfasts past, sizzling in a greasy...

The Lexus Lanes — and why they won’t work

One of the hallmarks of neoliberalism is the application of market solutions to market-generated problems. It’s an approach that’s bound to fail, because market-generated problems can only be solved...

Caltrans strands bicyclists on the Bay Bridge

On May 31, at a little after 8:15pm, Isidro Magana rode his bicycle onto the Bay Bridge. He was doing what thousands have done since the new bike path...

Homelessness and colonial media

"The Homeless caused the fires, they are always leaving trash and causing a mess everywhere they go," read the headline scrolling across the screen under the KTVUinvestigates2 banner....