Stories about Poverty

Tom’s Town: Remembering Harvey Milk and fighting the NRA

Last Thursday, Harvey Milk was celebrated, on what would have been his 84th birthday, everywhere from San Francisco to Washington DC -- and in...

The flipside of San Francisco’s displacement crisis: The influx of the very rich

By Darwin Bond Graham Yahoo began running its hulking purple buses into San Francisco in 2005. Google followed two years later with a bus system...

Big battle brewing over funding for children’s programs

  By Tim Redmond There’s a serious battle brewing over the re-authorization of the Children’s Fund and the city’s funding for public schools, possibly pitting the...

Will airbnb have to pay for its past violations? Or does tech just get amnesty for everything?

By Tim Redmond APRIL 14, 2014 -- Airbnb has changed its terms of service (which I suspect nobody reads anyway) to warn people that they...

The battle of 16th and Mission: Inside the campaign to “clean up” the plaza and build luxury housing

  By Julia Carrie Wong MARCH 18, 2014 -- Laura Guzman, the director of  homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was...

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...

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...

How SF Weekly and C.W. Nevius got the tech protests all wrong

Actually, protests are good. And they work. By Tim Redmond FEB. 24, 2014 -- I don’t have any bad feelings for SF Weekly these days. The...

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,...

Ed Lee’s State of the City, for better and for worse

By Tim Redmond The good news about Mayor Ed Lee's State of the City Speech is that he clearly, finally, understands that he can't ignore...