Will Newsom Resign Over Homicide Rate?

Posted November 29, 2005 by Casey Mills

In the summer of 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsom fielded a call on a talk-radio program from a San Franciscan irate about the high number of homicides occurring at the time. The caller threatened to start a recall campaign against Newsom
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Affordable (to Who).. Housing and other myths of Redevelopment

Posted November 28, 2005 by Lisa Garcia-Gray

Editor’s Note: This piece, previously published in Beyond Chron, details the testimony at the Planning Commission hearing on Mid-Market Redevelopment. Hundreds of poverty scholars, activists and residents oppose the San Francisco Redevelopment agencies’ Mid Market Redevelopment Plan The room was
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New Facts Undermine Case for Mid-Market Redevelopment

Posted November 28, 2005 by Randy Shaw

Early next year, the Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to make the Mid-Market neighborhood a Redevelopment Area. When the Planning Commission considered the issue last June, dozens of SRO tenants living in the area spoke with one voice
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Guest Editorial: Art Agnos

Posted November 28, 2005 by Art Agnos

(Ed. Note: Art Agnos was Mayor of San Francisco from 1988-1991)The last thing San Francisco needs is an Orange County-style strip mall on our restored Embarcadero waterfront. The Board of Supervisors agreed with a 9 to 1 vote against the
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“Rent” is a Must-See for Progressives

Posted November 28, 2005 by Randy Shaw

The movie “Rent” opened last week, a rare major Hollywood film with a powerful anti-gentrification message. When the play “Rent” came to San Francisco, ticket prices were so high that its true audience— progressives and tenants—could not afford to go.
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