Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Manilatown

‘Take back our lives:’ The words of poverty scholars

May 2 marks the 10-year anniversary of the passing of poet Al Robles. Al Robles was conferred much respect as a poverty scholar of POOR Magazine and remains an...

Arthur, Arthur!

I was on Muni heading to my high school reunion. As an author, memory is crucial to my craft. Much of high school I have forgotten. Crowded Muni rides...

Who let the I-Hotel fall?

I’m glad the Chron weighed in, however briefly, on the commemoration of the I-Hotel evictions, although the editorial the paper ran was embarrassing:  San Francisco has moved on. Terms such...

Long live the I-Hotel

Last year, SFGate posted a video segment called "This forgotten date in San Francisco history." The date in focus was August 4, 1977. The event was the eviction of...

The Agenda: Remembering the I-Hotel

On August 4, 1977, a piece of San Francisco’s heart was torn out. At midnight, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office broke down the door of the International Hotel, the...

Supes oppose displacement — then approve displacement

After voting for a measure to give neighborhood preference in affordable housing, board votes for giant development that neighborhood opposes By Tim Redmond The Board of Supervisors approved a plan today...

The supersizing of Soma

Massive Fifth and Mission project could lead to massive displacement. Does the Chronicle remember the I-Hotel?  By Tony Robles SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 -- August 4th marked the 38th anniversary of the...

The Mission moratorium goes down, narrowly — but the fight has only begun

Hundreds and hundreds of Mission residents and community activists demonstrate the massive anger over displacement -- and some folks at City Hall didn't listen. This isn't over By Tim Redmond JUNE...

The culture of deletion

A native San Franciscan talks about the loss of the city he knew Editor’s note: We’ve been writing a lot about the tech invasion lately, from David Talbot’s speech to...

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...