Stories about Tenants

Can the supervisors save manufacturing in San Francisco?

Manufacturing needs low rents – and if tech offices are allowed to intrude, it won't survive. By Zelda Bronstein March 12, 2014 -- On March 13,...

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,...

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...

Tom’s Town: The real story of ‘the tech against eviction’ event

FEB. 28, 2014 -- This past Tuesday my bar, Virgil's Sea Room, played host to a tech community meet up organized by folks hoping...

A protest targets the ‘serial evictors’

Tom Rapp and Patricia Kerman are fighting an Ellis eviction. Photo by Sara Bloomberg By Sara Bloomberg FEB 27, 2014 -- A march against one of...

Anti-speculation tax headed for November ballot

By Tim Redmond FEB. 26, 2014 -- A tax on real-estate speculators first proposed by Harvey Milk in the late 1970s could wind up on...

Politics on Tuesday: Fall campaigns begin March 17

By Tim Redmond FEB. 25, 2014 – The campaigns for supervisor and state Assembly get real March 17, when the first seriously controversial housing bill...

Everyone in town (except a few landlords) is supporting Leno’s Ellis Act bill

State Sen. Mark Leno, with Mayor Ed Lee and Assemblymember Phil Ting By Tim Redmond FEB 24, 2014 -- A broad coalition that includes tenant activists...

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...

Ellis Act reform effort starts in Sacramento

By Tim Redmond FEB 21, 2014 -- Efforts to reform the Ellis Act -- one of the key demands of the tenant rally this week...