Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: Mission Street

Perhaps, a real mayoral debate

Tom Ammiano called me this morning to say he was going to dial 911. “I just realized I agree with Willie Brown,” he said. That doesn’t happen often to me,...

This is how gentrification works

Mission Local did some excellent fieldwork last week, looking at which businesses in the Mission are doing well and which are having trouble. The piece was straightforward reporting, but...

The big winner in the mayoral vote …

The New York Times, which has local reporters and ought to know better, ran a headline last week stating that the progressives had “ousted” London Breed and replaced her...

The Agenda, Oct. 16-22: Zarate trial, robots on the sidewalks …

Jury selection begins Monday/16 in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who is accused of killing Kate Stein with a gun he discovered that was stolen (by someone...

The latest attack on homeless people …

San Francisco politicians have a history of attacking and scapegoating homeless people to advance their careers. Remember, Gavin Newsom (who is now campaigning for governor as a progressive) ran...

Mayor’s budget denies housing groups’ requests

Three months ago, a team of homeless service providers sent the city a proposal for housing San Francisco residents without a home and keeping others housed.   On June 1, Mayor...

Why can Uber and Lyft use city streets for free?

When San Francisco news media reported on a blockbuster study showing the impacts of Uber and Lyft on San Francisco transportation and traffic, Sup. Aaron Peskin said the data...

Synthesizing a legacy

One of the last times that Naut Humon saw Don Buchla was at a festival they both attended. Now Humon has helped plan a festival for Buchla himself. Don Buchla, who...

The Agenda: Why teachers can’t find housing

There has been much talk of late about teacher housing, and that’s all good: If teachers can’t live in San Francisco, we have a serious problem. And it appears...

Begging and Immoral Lives: A pattern of police citations

San Francisco police have issued tens of thousands of citations for minor quality-of-life crimes in recent years, and most of them are clustered in the Tenderloin, Soma, and the...