Stories about Homelessness

Castro nightlife must change if we are to move forward after COVID

Nightlife as we know it is dead. In the late summer of 2020 we must all be aware that we will not return to Saturday night drinks in the Castro...

Breed budget prioritizes cuts to frontline workers over taxes on the rich

The mayor will be delivering her delayed budget to the supes this week, and it appears that she wants to balance it in part by delaying contracted wage increases...

Supes, by one vote, reject public advocate plan

The San Francisco supes today refused by one vote to put a measure on the ballot creating a public advocate to focus on public corruption. Two of the supes who...

Screen Grabs: Films that pull back the veil

The Trump regime’s egregious wrongdoing and pollutive effect on society has wound up bringing greater attention to long-term (yet rapidly worsening) woes of American life like police violence, income...

Berkeley youth march to defund police

On Monday afternoon, more than 100 high-school aged youth marched through Shattuck Avenue and Adeline Street in Berkeley, parading behind a truck blasting “Fuck Tha Police” by N.W.A and...

The Chron gives up on homelessness

You have to go pretty deep into the Chron’s annual series on homelessness to find anything very useful, but I read it all, and I found it – deep...

Supes consider major changes in business taxes

The Board of Supes Budget and Finance Committee will consider Thursday/16 a series of tax measures that could raise more than $100 million for the city and change the...

Jane Morrison, lifelong activist, dies at 100

Jane Morrison, who was an urban environmentalist before anyone knew what that meant and a central part of the progressive movement in this city for more than half a...

OPINION: Defunding the police is just one step

Black Lives Matter and other abolitionist groups are leading communities across the country to recognize that the criminal justice system is a powerhouse of violence and white supremacy. Policing was...

Culture of casual corruption faces political reckoning

The city controller and city attorney released a report this week showing how a lack of oversight and loopholes in ethics laws allowed the culture of corruption to bloom...