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20 May 2022

Local Web Series “City Folx” Brings Drag King Laughs

Drag performance may be getting its moment in the pop cultural spotlight thanks to the likes of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  However, that spotlight’s mainly shining on drag queens, not drag kings.  Instead of waiting for some mainstream media outlet to notice the talent of drag kings, local director Rae Dawn

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06 May 2022

The Great Divide: San Francisco Journalist’s Latest Project Aims to Humanize the Homeless

Robert Gumpert moved to the Potrero Hill neighborhood in 1983 and has lived in the same house for 39 years. In his 48 years of journalism, Gumpert gravitated towards long term projects

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16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at TheLeagueSF@gmail.com. – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

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06 Apr 2022

‘House of Commons’ exhibition lays out the future of communal living

In an increasingly uncertain world, the conventions of yesteryear begin to falter. In 2022, when nearly a third of the American workforce earns less than $15 an hour, the notion of securing stable employment and purchasing a home to populate with your very own nuclear family seems almost quaint in its

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15 Feb 2022

Cast Away: A Story Of Homelessness In The Bay Area

Written By: J.E. Vigil Perhaps I ended up homeless due to my own negligence. Maybe it was my parents or the rise in gentrification or  the inflated price of apartments that I couldn’t quite understand. Why was it that a small studio apartment cost nearly $2,000? Frankly, I really didn’t

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08 Feb 2022

Woodside Says Entire City Is A Mountain Lion Sanctuary To Avoid Poor People

Woodside, California, a wealthy Silicon Valley suburb in San Mateo County recently tried to block housing being built by saying the entire fucking city, is a wildlife sanctuary for mountain lions.  Which is really fucking stupid. the California Attorney General shut them the fuck down with the threat of legal

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19 Nov 2021

Friday News Roundup: Breed Pushes Drug Use Sites & Booster Appointments Now Available

Hey there, San Francisco.  Happy Friday. This week we learned that Mayor London Breed is pushing forward with a plan to open a supervised drug consumption site in the Tenderloin. And, all residents 18 years or older can start booking their booster shot appointments. More info on how to do

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05 Nov 2021

The NIMBYs of El Cerrito Need to Chill the Hell Out

El Cerrito or Little Hill in English is mostly thought of as a well-located bedroom community straddling the line separating Alameda County from Contra Costa County…if it’s thought of at all. But urban housing scarcity in city centers such as San Francisco, and increasingly Oakland, have made neighboring cities more

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05 May 2021

Landlords’ ADU Conversions Create ‘A Living Hell’ For SF Tenants

The above image of a tiny, combined kitchen-bathroom — with the toilet inside the shower and the toilet paper roll just an arm’s grab away in the kitchen — is the future that San Francisco landlords want. This image is from an honest to god, actual listing for 698 Bush

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