Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Parks

Privatization and displacement, from Detroit to the Bay Area

By Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) "We are hiding out in our own house with no water," Shelah, a 15-year-youth and poverty skola, whispered on the phone to me. She went...

Bay to Breakers is fun. And that’s in short supply these days

By Tim Redmond The weather was San Francisco perfect, cool, a bit of a breeze, with the sun finally breaking through. Things were running a little late, as anything involving...

Ask the Bud Man: Can we keep 420 clean? (Please?)

By Ngaio Bealum Dude. What’s the deal with the 420 gathering in Golden Gate Park? Stoners can’t clean up after themselves? Jeez. Dave Dude. Right?  I didn’t go to the one...

Does private zoning trump public zoning? Do we care?

By Tim Redmond You don't hear much about Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions in San Francisco these days. The "CC&Rs," as they are called, are private land-use agreements, and are a...

The other waterfront monstrosity: SF Giants get even sweeter deal than Warriors

By Tim Redmond The Warriors arena – that giant spaceship on the Bay – is getting most if the attention in the fight over the future of San Francisco’s waterfront....

San Francisco or bust: Class war and why we need to stand and fight to save our city

(Editors Note: This is a speech delivered to a business conference on the “Mid-Market Transformation,” March 12, 2014) By David Talbot I want to talk about a very taboo, a very...

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...

The attack on SoMa, part two: Why is this happening, anyway?

By Zelda Bronstein In a story that’s become somewhat legendary of late, David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, asked whether San Francisco could survive the tech boom: “How much tech can...

Investigation: SF gave the Google buses a “handshake” pass for years. Now will the violators finally get tickets?

Park wherever you want, even in the middle of the street – if you are a master of the universe By Tim Redmond FEB. 21, 2014-- A group of activists has...

Sue Hestor’s birthday and a lesson in SF environmental history

  By Tim Redmond I sat next to Sup. David Campos Saturday at the celebration of Sue Hestor's 70th birthday, and at one point he looked over at me and said:...