Stories about Homelessness

Will Ferguson be a tipping point for Black youth turnout?

By Khalil Abdullah WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 -- Civil Rights leaders hope to increase African American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting death...

Tax-break tech hiring a bust in the Tenderloin

By Tom Carter, Mark Hedin and Geoff Link SEPT 15, 2014 – When the Twitter tax break was signed, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s office...

Even Therapy can’t pay the rent; is there any hope for Valencia St?

By Tim Redmond I’m not going to cry for Wayne Whelan. He’s been a very successful business owner in San Francisco; starting with $40 and...

City beat: parking spaces for sale and mandatory jail time for sex workers

The city attorney is going after an app that auctions off parking spaces. Photo by Luke Thomas/Fog City Journal By Tim Redmond JUNE 23, 2014 --...

Campaign against 16th and Mission project escalates

By Julia Carrie Wong JUNE 13, 2014 -- Last Friday morning, a group of 18 activists styling themselves “Minimus” huddled behind a stand of bushes...

An agenda of jobs – for whom?

  By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee can be proud that San Francisco now has the lowest unemployment rate of any city in California, and at...

Tom’s Town: Remembering Harvey Milk and fighting the NRA

Last Thursday, Harvey Milk was celebrated, on what would have been his 84th birthday, everywhere from San Francisco to Washington DC -- and in...

The passing of the Mayor of Capp Street

By Stephany Ashley The intersection of 17th and Capp Streets is many things to many people. To many homeless folks, it’s a site of respite,...

Donald Sterling is No Abberation

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson APRIL 28, 2014 -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. On an audio recording that allegedly captures...

City Beat: Dissecting the mayor’s interview on KQED. Plus: Ammiano Clean Energy bill moves forward — and why does...

By Tim Redmond APRIL 21, 2014 -- Mayor Ed Lee didn't really say anything new on KQED's Forum this morning, but he gave a few...