homelessness

13 Mar 2018

San Francisco is Still Confused on How to Handle Homelessness

Guest Post by Kelley Cutler from the Coalition on Homelessness  I went on outreach down at the encampments today. The Sweeps are relentless these days… folks getting hit after just a day or two… told to “move along”, but there is nowhere to go. My assessment of the situation is

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29 Jan 2018

Hidden East Bay Wonders: The Albany Bulb

Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This time, we bring you the Albany Bulb. Jutting into the waters of the San Francisco Bay, what began in 1963 as a massive landfill for construction debris and trash is today one of California’s

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09 Jan 2018

The Homeless Shooing, Crime Fighting, Robots in San Francisco

By Benjamin Steele The new brutalist future is here, and it’s coming in the form of ‘robot sentries’.  I would have expected to start an article about cruelty to homeless people by talking about a big law firm, tech company, or some sort of mustachioed villain petting a robotic cat. But

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03 Nov 2017

Slumber Party to End Homelessness

Ok, the name of this is actually “Sleep Out to End Homelessness” but i used some poetic license. The fine folks at the Coalition on Homelessness are throwing a Sleep Out to End Homelessness at the Powell Street Cablecar Turnaround during Homelessness Awareness Week. As you know, we have an

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18 Jul 2017

Punks With Lunch Keep Serving It Up In Oakland

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.

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14 Jul 2017

Nasty New FB Page Makes Fun of SF Homeless People

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

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27 Feb 2017

Rehumanizing Homelessness, One Story at a Time

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

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16 Jan 2017

San Francisco is Heartbreaking When it Rains

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

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