Meet the punks in Oakland who make lunch for the homeless, do needle pick-ups, & gather harm reduction data. We sat down with Alejandra, founder of Punks With Lunch, to discuss what they are up to, how to start your own Punks With Lunch, and how the City is not practicing what it preaches in its new program to address homelessness.
Guest Post by Kate Torres There’s something to be said about Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint for which our city was named after. First off, this guy was a radical feminist who dedicated his life to the preservation of the environment. His ideologies weren’t far from the leftist
Guest post by Arjanna van der Plas What did you experience the last time you encountered a homeless person? I often ask this question to my friends, and to be fair, it’s not their favorite conversation topic. Most of them report experiencing a mix of sadness, anger, guilt and fear. Rather
Guest Post by Dan Moore If you’re not from San Francisco, or if you’re otherwise unfamiliar with life in this city, you might envision the city’s relationship with rain as fundamentally romantic. Perhaps you think of considerate little rain clouds rolling all polite and cottony into the bay, blanketing the
Guest Post by Lucy Kang A version of this story was originally broadcast on KALW’s Crosscurrents. Kat Callaway doesn’t waste words when I ask her if she’s planning to vote next week. Her answer? Hell yes. Kat’s enthusiasm is unsurprising. She has been the picture of political engagement since arriving
We’ve covered how screwed up Prop Q is before and how it only exacerbates the homelessness epidemic. And we also covered it in our 2016 voter guide. If you’re as outraged by the both Props Q & R there’s an action going down on Thursday at Harvey Milk Plaza from
This op-ed is written by Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness A version of this originally ran in the SF Examiner Thursday August 18 A young African American man I talked to recently shared how he is living in an encampment near the now cleared Division Street.