Stories about Homelessness

A new pro-growth group takes on the politics of housing

SFBARF is getting a lot of press for a theory -- build and build and build and housing prices will come down -- that...

SF cops arresting lawyers is, sadly, nothing new

30 years ago, the ACLU sued and won a consent decree to prevent exactly what happened to a public defender in January   By Tim Redmond FEBRUARY...

THE AGENDA: Feb. 3-10, 2015

A weekly guide to the events, issues, and activist pressure points for San Francisco and the Bay Area By Tim Redmond FEBRUARY 3, 2015 – The...

Democratic Party in SF faces a question: Should Airbnb pay its back taxes?

Obama wants to end tax breaks for big corporations; will his party in SF go along? By Tim Redmond JANUARY 22, 2015 – The San Francisco...

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,...

What’s up for 2015 in SF? Well, sharing ….

By Tim Redmond JANUARY 5, 2014 – It’s all going to be about sharing in 2015. That’s what the Mayor’s Office is saying. But the...

Days in the life of a substitute teacher

By Martin Nicolaus DECEMBER 19, 2014 -- Substitute teachers, like plumbers and emergency room doctors, don’t see systems at their best.  Crap and blood everywhere...

Margaret Cho hits the streets to raise money for homeless people

By Denise Sullivan DECEMBER 8, 2014---“If you have, give. If you need, take.” That’s comedian and San Francisco native Margaret Cho's simple, seasonal message to the...

A veterans memorial built with blood money

By Amos Gregory DECEMBER 1, 2014 -- On Friday, Oct. 10, the San Francisco Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated in the heart of the Civic...

Ted Gullicksen’s legacy

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 17, 2014 – It felt as if the whole San Francisco Left was at Mission High School Sunday for Ted Gullicksen’s...