Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: Homelessness

The Cove of Weepers: Why San Francisco has often had good reason to be nervous about new arrivals

  By Rebecca Solnit “In the past, it was racists and homophobes who attacked newcomers to San Francisco. Today, anti-tech activists are promoting a new nativism, charging incoming tech workers with...

Mayor Lee’s latest plaza-privatization plan is based on a troubling New York model

By Tim Redmond The Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development is pushing a plan that would allow private entities to "sponsor" public plazas – potentially allowing more commercial activity...

Politics on Tuesday: Yee cancels fundraiser at Ellis-eviction law office

By Tim Redmond MARCH 4, 2014 -- With little fanfare, State Sen. Leland Yee, who is running for Secretary of State, has apparently cancelled a fundraising event at the office...

Double-crossed by the DEA: The story of an undocumented informant

By Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez New American Media March 3, 2014 -- Norma knows what it's like to live through hell. She says she's experienced it ever since she was a child,...

The Ellis Act, elder abuse, and a trip to the DA’s Office

By Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia FEB. 11, 2014 -- On Wednesday, Feb 5, citing California Penal Code Section 368, we -- the evicted, gentrified, po'liced, elder and disabled...

Some real lessons on homelessness

By Tim Redmond Sup. Mark Farrell has an issue: Nine years after San Francisco launched its Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, the supervisor has noticed that there's still...

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his wife rented a one-bedroom apartment...

City Beat: Serial Ellis Evictors and mid-Market community benefits (or not)

A map of all the no-fault evictions in the city (antievictionmap.squarespace.com)   By Tim Redmond I'm not a church-going sort, but at least once a year I go speak to the Unitarians,...

San Francisco’s War on Poor People

By Tim Redmond The federal War on Poverty is 50 years old, and a lot of the news media reports are calling it a failure: The poverty rate today is...

How tech can be part of the solution

By Tim Redmond It’s getting to be a war zone out there, a class war zone – and if the mayor hasn’t noticed it, the signs should have been clear...