It’s bad enough that the SF Police and Department of Public Works are seizing unsheltered people’s property when conducting their heartless homeless encampment sweeps. But now private tech companies are just conducting the sweeps themselves — without city permission, and during a pandemic, for eff’ s sake — as the
A couple weeks ago we reported that UC Hastings, the law school in the Tenderloin, sued the City of San Francisco demanding that the City clear the Tenderloin of its ‘homelessness encampments’ and ‘open-air drug sales’. In response a group of students at Hastings published an open letter to the dean
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Everyday on the streets of SF we are reminded that America has no socialized medicine, and no real safety net for its most vulnerable citizens. We have people numbering in the hundreds of thousands living on our streets in California, a quarter of the country’s homeless population is here, in our state, sleeping under overpasses, in tents on the sidewalks, and struggling to find the care they need. Even in San Francisco, in the richest city, in the richest country in the world, the streets are full of people who need help.
The news broke Monday morning four mothers who occupied a vacant West Oakland house scored a huge victory in the ultimate fight between greed and good. The grassroots activist group Moms 4 Housing won an agreement from house-flipping developer Wedgewood Properties, and the house they’ve been occupying for two months
As recently as 2009, California was virtually broke. Facing a $24 billion deficit on a budget of approximately $100 million, the state furloughed employees, paid I.O.U.’s instead of tax refunds, and used every type of financial chicanery to move stuff around. At one point, the deficit was feared to be
On December 29th, 2019, Levi Beckett initiated Project You Matter, a GoFundMe project to spread some kindness and holiday cheer in the Bay Area.
The New York Times positively lives to troll San Francisco. Sometimes, it’s a prurient examination of the lives of people who rummage through trash for a living, as if that yields valuable insights about us. Other times, it’s about how dirty streets are apparently unique to this city. Still other times,
I can’t stop thinking about how multi millionaires and billionaires, who tout themselves as liberals, tried so hard to defeat a tax that would benefit the most destitute of our community, while costing them what is practically a rounding error.