Stories about Eastern Neighborhoods

Mayor Lee’s failed housing policies — and how we can demand change in 2015

The mayor's State of the City address stressed housing -- but his actual record is dismal and his proposals won't work   By Calvin Welch JANUARY 15,...

Could there be a Grand Bargain solution to the housing crisis?

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 1, 2014 -- You talk about housing in this city, you get lots of response. And when you suggest something as...

The 8 Washington of Mission Street

By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 6, 2014 – Does the Chron even have anybody working on the weekends any more? I mean, a large, festive march...

The ongoing fight to save industrial space continues

By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 -- There’s lots of news on the light industrial/PDR (Production, Distribution, and Repair) front. On September 9, District 6 Supervisor...

Why SF City Planning can’t protect local industry from office encroachment: An alarming case study

By Zelda Bronstein MAY 29, 2014 -- At its May Day meeting, the San Francisco Planning Commission took a stand for blue-collar jobs, affordable housing,...

City Beat: Immigration holds, evictions – and the loss of an entire city block in the Mission

Tom Ammiano, shown here at the David Campos for Assembly kickoff, has helped stave off thousands of deportations. By Tim Redmond APRIL 7, 2014 -- Guess...

The battle of 16th and Mission: Inside the campaign to “clean up” the plaza and build luxury housing

  By Julia Carrie Wong MARCH 18, 2014 -- Laura Guzman, the director of  homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was...

Can the supervisors save manufacturing in San Francisco?

Manufacturing needs low rents – and if tech offices are allowed to intrude, it won't survive. By Zelda Bronstein March 12, 2014 -- On March 13,...

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his...

LEGAL TAX CHEATING: City loses $137 million to pointless “deferrals”

By Tim Redmond San Francisco has allowed developers to defer $166 million in payments that should have gone to affordable housing, Muni, and childcare, an...