Stories about Tenderloin

Protests work! Ellis Act eviction called off after noisy direct-action campaign

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 – A local real-estate speculator has dropped his effort to evict four Duboce Street tenants under the Ellis Act...

Despite ‘Twitter’ tax breaks, tech firms do little for senior neighbors

  Zendesk launched Link-SF, a database of resouces for homeless and low-income residents accessible from mobile devices, at a press event last week. Featured from...

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,...

City Beat: My meeting with tech folks – and what did the SFPD higher-ups know?

By Tim Redmond FEB. 28, 2014 -- The Chron's somewhat sensationalistic coverage of the "tech against displacement" meeting missed the point. At least, according to...

Citywide tenant convention: “This is the start of a movement”

By Tim Redmond FEB.10, 2014 -- Among the old-timers at the San Francisco tenants convention Saturday, the same question kept coming up: When was the...

Tom’s Town: Rain water, sugar water — and a Democratic Party squeaker

By Tom Temprano It’s raining! Real rain! Not just dense fog, but real rain in the form of droplets of water is finally making its...

Fighting evictions – at all levels

By Tim Redmond Jeremy Mykaels is still in his home. And that's very good news. The longtime Castro resident who is living with AIDS – and...

The Rich ride for free; the Po’ get Po’liced

  By Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia "People are evading their fares. We are only here because the mayor wants to cut down on all the...

SoMa tenants back anti-speculation and relocation efforts

SoMa tenants vote on proposals for a citywide initiative. Photo by Sara Bloomberg By Sara Bloomberg The city's fifth regional tenants convention, held on Jan. 25...

City Beat: Serial Ellis Evictors and mid-Market community benefits (or not)

A map of all the no-fault evictions in the city (antievictionmap.squarespace.com)   By Tim Redmond I'm not a church-going sort, but at least once a year I...