Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: Homelessness

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...

Appeals Court hears arguments on SF tax on big businesses

A California Court of Appeal panel yesterday heard oral arguments on a lawsuit seeking to block the city from collecting taxes from the biggest corporations in town to fund...

Homeless sweeps come back to the Tenderloin

“They came by and took our tents, said we had to go and not come back or we would be arrested -- you know a sweep" said Johnell, 48, a...

Foreign Correspondent: Lessons from the Cuban police

A group of muscular cops carrying semi-automatic pistols and batons slowly move through the crowd at the end of an outdoor salsa concert. My friends and I have a...

Large majority of voters support tax on millionaires

Some 70 percent of California voters would support a higher tax on income above $1 million, a new poll shows. The survey, by the highly respected firm of David Binder...

For Pride, all queer people must stand up for Black lives

Black queer people exist. Stonewall was a riot against police. The fight for Gay Liberation was lead by queer and trans women of color. Why do we need to...

Why is it so hard to get disabled seniors into hotel rooms?

The problems with the Breed Administration’s approach to homelessness and the COVID crisis go beyond the obvious issues of hotel rooms and street encampments.They go to the issues of...

The disaster of SF’s COVID homeless policy continues

One month since the supervisors mandated hotel rooms for all of the vulnerable homeless people in the city, San Francisco has added exactly 19 new hotel rooms to its...