Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Western Addition

Two opportunities to address Black housing inequities

Midtown in SF and Golden Gate Village in Marin could become models for Black self-determination.

City Planning (finally) admits it has a problem

The Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing this week was remarkable: For the first time ever, as far as I can remember, the Planning Department admitted that it has...

At Midtown, loud construction disturbs shelter-in-place

At the Midtown housing complex in the Western Addition, tenants are doing their best to comply with the city’s shelter-in-place order, but are facing one major challenge—the loud, disruptive,...

Preston wants rent control for Midtown

Supervisor Dean Preston announced Tuesday the introduction of legislation that would bring the Fillmore-Western Addition’s historic Midtown Park Apartments under rent control. The rents at the Midtown Park Apartments had...

Our top stories of 2019

From the election of Chesa Boudin and Dean Preston to a renewed spirit of arts and culture in the face of displacement, the 48 Hills team was kept on...

Two big victories for tenants at Midtown apartments

Five years into the ongoing campaign for tenant ownership and self-management at the Midtown Park Apartments, residents have won two major victories. Earlier this year, the Mayor’s Office of Housing...

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and the rise of community-based organizations in SF

UPDATED, see the end. The 1974 kidnapping of Patricia “Patty” Hearst, granddaughter of the founder of the Hearst media empire, was a dramatic chapter in San Francisco history, and a...

The bizarre argument in favor of Wiener’s housing bill

A Board of Supes committee has passed a resolution opposing SB 50, the Scott Wiener bill that would allow a lot more market-rate housing in California cities without any...

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Nicole has resorted to storing her wages in an office desk drawer at her place of work after funds she was saving for a rental deposit were garnished from...

Should private shuttles be able to use Muni-only lanes?

San Francisco transit planners have been working for years on a proposal to create bus-only lanes on Geary Boulevard. It’s called Bus Rapid Transit, and the idea is that...