Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: UCSF

Special Report: HIV, COVID, and the Latinx community

A deadly virus enters the United States and disproportionately hits Black and Brown communities, while the White House fails to respond quickly to the needs of these populations. The description...

Petition seeks to get Facebook CEO name off SF General Hospital

Much of the progressive world right now is pushing an ad boycott of Facebook. The platform has been a key factor in the rise of hate speech and the...

Planners to hear proposal for massive new UCSF development in Parnassus Heights

The Planning Commission will hear Thursday/4 a presentation on a massive new development plan for the University of California’s Parnassus Heights campus. In essence, the school wants to add clinical,...

Protest caravan demands hotel rooms for homeless

The streets around City Hall were filled with the sounds of cars honking, wooting, and chants of "housing is the cure!" on Friday evening as roughly 50 cars participated...

First sanctioned tent city opens in SF

San Francisco's first city-sanctioned safe sleeping site began operations yesterday afternoon. The site, referred to as the Safe Sleeping Village, has 50 spaces for tents to be pitched six...

Homeless advocates try to take over hotel room

When police arrived to the Marriott Grand Marquis hotel this morning, they issued an ultimatum to a group of activists there: Leave room 235 immediately or be arrested. At 10am,...

Opinion: Action desperately needed for COVID-hit Latino community

Numbers matter. Inequity, by definition, means a lack of fairness or justice. Inequity in practice means 84% of the hospital beds in San Francisco General Hospital for COVID-19 are taken by Latinos,...

Physicians, advocates stage die-in outside mayor’s house

"House us now! House us now!" A group of UCSF physicians associated with the Do No Harm Coalition, activists from the Coalition on Homelessness, the Solidarity Forever Collective, and Faith...

Supes have plan to staff hotel rooms — but mayor ignores it

Sup. Matt Haney, with the support of four of his colleagues, put forward a plan this week to address the staffing needs that the mayor says are preventing the...

SOMA Pilipinas restaurants pivot to feed community

San Francisco’s Kultivate Labs, the nonprofit economic development and arts organization that has been instrumental in establishing the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District, which recognizes and celebrates the local Filipino community,...