Thanks to hypergentrification and mass displacement, we can now add ‘extreme commuting’ to the essential lexicon of Bay Area inequality. And we need to start using it in sentences more often. Because ‘extreme commuting’ helps to define a broken city, where high-paid workers and their wealthy bosses occupy the former homes of displaced SF workers and commute to Silicon Valley via gratis luxury buses that pick them up within blocks of their front door
Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ project is s high-speed ‘train’ that hopes to eventually replace America’s old (and extremely slow) rail system. Initially Musk talked about the Hyperloop trains going 700 MPH, and getting passengers from LA to SF in under 30 minutes. But currently the train cars in his ‘test tube’
Guest Post By: Kate Harveston At this point, all but the staunchest of global warming deniers have come around. Even when you know something is happening, it can be difficult to take action. Sometimes it has to hit you in the face. Sometimes, it has to hit you in the drink.
Ask a Tenant Attorney is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. Each month Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne addresses a different issue for residential tenants. This month: What it Means When Your Building is Up for Sale. For more information about Daniel and his firm, check out his
By Benjamin Steele Listen, I get it. Everyone really does make mistakes. Driving impaired is pretty high on the stupid scale — I mean, you probably should have stuck to doing unspeakable things to campus statues — but I’m not here to judge. You’re about to go through enough withering
When it comes to buying a home, first impressions are key. Today, most homebuyers are millennials between the ages of 22 to 35, and what they look for in a home is completely different than generations past. That means that if your home hasn’t left 1985, it’s time for a
By Matthew Gerring If you’re a regular reader of Street Sheet by Coalition on Homelessness, you might be surprised to hear that the paper’s recent upgrades — full color front pages and a new website — were sponsored by the same people who brought you AirBnB: Silicon Valley’s preeminent startup incubator,
By Robert Lanterman San Francisco is a lot of things, but cheap isn’t one of them. For instance, as of 2015 the rent for a one bedroom apartment was over three times what I paid for a two bedroom duplex around the same time in Boise, ID. Being new to the