Pop-Up Comics Push for Better Bike Lanes

Posted May 23, 2017 by Stephen Miller

Boston’s latest do-it-yourself bike lane intervention might seem a bit sketchy — because it uses comics to prod City Hall for needed safety improvements. Last night, volunteers installed eight large black-and-white comic cutouts, printed on waterproof boards and mounted on
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Where Will SF Put Safe Injection Sites?

Posted May 18, 2017 by

Growing complaints about open drug use in San Francisco has increased political support for safe injection sites. This leads to the issue of geographic equity I recently raised about Navigation Centers: will city neighborhoods accept their fair share of injection
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The Battle For Veterans’ Healthcare

Posted May 18, 2017 by Denny Riley

One million five hundred thousand men and women are currently on active duty in the U.S. military. Another eight hundred and twenty thousand serve in our reserve forces. And there are twenty two million veterans. We make a big show
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Activists’ False Anti-Housing Narratives

Posted May 16, 2017 by

As people increasingly realize that cities must build more housing to address the affordability crisis, opponents are doubling down on fake housing narratives to combat this trend. A recent attack on pro-housing activists as the “‘Alt Right’ Darlings of the
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Battling Homelessness Through Re-Entry Housing

Posted May 16, 2017 by Michelle Duke

A major challenge in reducing homelessness is housing people who have been through the criminal justice system. Since 2015, the Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) has provided re-entry housing for criminal justice-involved adults in partnership with the San Francisco Adult Probation
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Lessons from Round One of Costa Hawkins Repeal

Posted May 16, 2017 by

// // Earlier this year, three California Assemblymembers — Richard Bloom, David Chiu & Rob Bonta — took Sacramento by surprise, introducing AB 1506 to repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Recent grassroots organizing by tenant groups laid the
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Remembering Vietnam

Posted May 16, 2017 by Ralph E. Stone

Anh Lê’s article about Vietnam brought back memories of Vietnam for me.  I was a U.S. Army Transportation officer stationed in Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, during the 1968 Tet Offensive. War is a spectacular show when watched from
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