Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Excelsior

Latina and Filipina-founded health center offers free wellness classes

It’s no secret that COVID has been rough on our health, even when we don't catch the virus itself. About a third of US residents are dealing with severe...

Large crowd debates Valencia bike lanes

  On Monday night, the meeting room at  the City College Mission campus was packed as tightly as an N-Judah train during commute hours. The Municipal Transportation Agency had called...

Hiking the Crosstown Trail: a photo-essay, part two

Read part 1 of Lucas' journey here. From the grassland of McLaren Park to the forests of Golden Gate and the cliffs of Lands End, the Crosstown Trail does not...

Hiking the Crosstown Trail: a photo-essay, part one

Read part 2 of Lucas' photo-essay here.  A wind-swept bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A grotto of impossibly luxe mansions. An overgrown canyon carved by a modest creek, adjoining a...

Celebrating 50 groundbreaking years of Ethnic Studies with ‘Solidarity’

When he was 13, PJ Gubatina Policarpio moved from the Philippines to San Francisco’s Excelsior District. As a student at Balboa High School, he encountered authors like Toni Morrison,...

Excelsior residents oppose new luxury housing project

On Sunday afternoon, Excelsior residents and community-based organizations gathered to march, drum, chant, perform, and express their collective anger and distress over the rise of luxury development that has...

Housing is focus of D5 debate

It’s not surprising, given the political landscape in San Francisco, that housing and homelessness were among the most contentious issues at Friday’s District 5 supervisor debate, as well as...

Screen Grabs: Holiday zombies, wild Youtubers, Japanese classics…

SCREEN GRABS There was so much happening last week, we didn’t have room to mention two major series now already in-progress at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive. One is the...

Short film ‘n95’ documents toxic air disaster in SF

It looks like a zombie movie, except it was real life for millions in the Bay Area and California in general. As our hearts went out to the residents...

The truth about ‘progressive’ housing policy

Randy Shaw, who runs a website called “BeyondChron,” is now writing for the Chron. In a piece that ran Oct. 21, he argues that Bay Area land use policies...