Every week I write articles and I do quick scans of recent news involving San Francisco, Oakland and California to see if I can gain enough inspiration to give my opinion on what’s happening in a way that isn’t boring to you, the reader. I’ve noticed something. Every. Single. Fucking.
For a bustling metropolitan city filled with tourists, billionaires and bullshit; San Francisco certainly feels like a small town sitting somewhere on the edge of sanity. The place just doesn’t feel real. Where else in the country does a casual stroll allow you to cross paths with one of the
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I don’t want to endorse anyone in Bay Area politics because the reality of political life in the Bay is this: most politicians in the region have a bad habit of pursuing legislative priorities that veer far away from the campaign rhetoric that was utilized to get them elected. Regardless
What the Chronicle termed the Downtown “doom loop” has been getting national coverage, but here’s a compelling counterpoint – three of San Francisco’s neighborhood commercial corridors: Haight-Ashbury, Hayes Valley and Japantown, all in Democratic Socialist Supervisor Dean Preston’s District 5, are actually thriving. This is not in spite of him being a socialist Supervisor, but because of the corridors’ close partnership with him.
San Francisco has a $13 billion annual budget, but we don’t actually have that money. Bank of freaking America has that money, which they reinvest in bombs, prisons, fossil fuels, and exploitation of the working class to create endless shareholder profits. Here’s Jackie Fielder to explain how fucked up the
Bikeshares in urban areas can be a great thing — but not when they’re run by Lyft or the Ford Motor Company, when they catch on fire mid-ride, or when the company running them sues San Francisco for threatening their monopoly status. But that’s what we have right now with
Dean Preston has always been on the side of renters in San Francisco. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors he founded and ran Tenants Together, California’s only statewide renters’ rights organization. He was also instrumental in getting 2018’s Proposition F passed, which gave anyone in San Francisco facing
Coronavirus is to wreaking havoc on our personal lives, and many people are being asked to work from home. But hourly workers, low-wage workers, musicians, performers, and those who work for tips – like bartenders and servers – don’t have that option. Their livelihoods are getting destroyed by the fallout