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Teresa Frandrich and Diego DeLeo both stopped Ellis evictions

Court Stops North Beach Ellis Eviction

Posted December 18, 2014 by

In another victory for long-term senior San Francisco tenants, on December 17 the San Francisco Superior Court quashed the Ellis eviction of North Beach poet Diego DeLeo. DeLeo’s case galvanized tenants. His victory marks yet another legal victory for longterm,
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U.S. Gets Another “F” On Homelessness

Posted December 17, 2014 by

In a cruel accident of economics, prosperous times drive housing prices higher, beyond the reach of the poor.  Because their numbers are fewer, they are less visible and their voices less powerful.  But they are no less in need. Prosperity
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Best Films Of 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by

There is nothing scientific about a Best Films of the Year list.  The films honored on any individual’s list reflect what the list-maker values in their cinema.  In the case of this particular list, those values include films that aspire
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2014 was breakthrough year for marriage equality

The Best and Worst of 2014

Posted December 16, 2014 by

2014 has been a very strange political year. Major breakthroughs for gay marriage, undocumented immigrants and fast food workers were combined with a midterm election that empowered forces opposed to progress in all three areas. 2014 brought young people into
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Hollywood’s Incentive Games

Posted December 16, 2014 by

In The Hunger Games, the rich and politically powerful rulers of the capital city Panem force young people from 12 districts to fight against each other. The Games serve the interests of the ruling elite by ensuring a quiescent populace
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Mayor Lee Should Appoint Cindy Wu D3 Supe

Posted December 15, 2014 by

In early January, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will appoint a District 3 supervisor to replace David Chiu. One candidate stands out: the current President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, Cindy Wu. Wu is far and away the best
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