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Posted September 22, 2015 by

The best and easiest way to keep track of what’s happening on Beyond Chron is to follow us on Twitter. We prioritize breaking news you can use, from the latest on San Francisco’s housing crisis to food politics.  We promise
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SOMA’s Civil War

Posted September 21, 2015 by

Last week’s nine hour Planning Commission hearing that ultimately approved Forest City’s 5M project revealed serious splits among SOMA residents and the Filipino community. While SOMCAN and other opponents sought to transform 5M into a second International Hotel struggle, key
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Historic, Affordable Bungalows Saved from Wrecking Ball

Posted September 21, 2015 by Lovell Estell III

Thanks to the determined efforts of tenant activists and area residents, real estate developer Matthew Jacobs’ plan to demolish eight affordable housing units in the Fairfax District and replace them with “luxury” living accommodations has been put on hold—for now.
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Joel Selvin on Heider Studios and SF’s Rock Legacy

Posted September 21, 2015 by

What do the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s Déjà vu, the Jefferson Airplane’s Volunteers, and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Cosmos Factory have in common? All were recorded at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. On
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted September 18, 2015 by

Subject:  Elizabeth Street piece Randy, the hearing of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) went on from 4:30-8:15. Was supposed to end at 7:00. I testified around 8:00 and left.There were a number of other projects people came to testify
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted September 17, 2015 by

Subject: The Willie Brown Obsession Willie Brown is an astute political observer and as a lobbyist of sorts, does have access to the rich and powerful. However, I cannot forget his support for, and defense of, Jim Jones, of People’s
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted September 17, 2015 by

Subject: NIMBYism Hits NYC Hello Beyond Chron, I accidentally found your website a few months ago when I was online looking for researching rent increases and rent control laws. I’ve lived in the city for almost 12 years and am
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NIMBYism Hits NYC

Posted September 17, 2015 by

On September 17, New York’s Lower Manhattan Development Corporation will hold a hearing on plans to build around sixty units of affordable senior housing on city-owned land in the Nolita (north of Little Italy and east of SOHO) neighborhood.  Nolita
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