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Will SF Planning Commission Back Housing?

Posted April 26, 2018 by

Vote Today on Polk Street Whole Foods Will Send Message The San Francisco Planning Commission will demonstrate today just how serious the city really is about building more housing. The Commission will decide whether to approve a new Whole Foods
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Trump Ponders a Pardon for Jack Johnson

Posted April 26, 2018 by Ralph E. Stone

So Trump is pondering pardoning Jack Johnson,  nicknamed the Galveston Giant, the controversial boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African American heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). I’m not sure Trump even knew who Jack
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Trump Shapes SF Mayor’s Race

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Voters Are Focused on Trump, National Issues Voting starts on May 5 in San Francisco’s mayoral election, but the excitement that normally accompanies such contests seems missing. The reason? San Franciscans, like most of the nation, are far more focused
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Garcetti Endorses Costa-Hawkins Repeal

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Boost for Affordable Housing Act as Landlords Reveal Campaign Strategy Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has endorsed the Affordable Housing Act, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act enacted by the legislature in 1995. If passed by California voters in November,
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Special Report: Why SB 827 Failed

Posted April 19, 2018 by

Applying the Lessons of SB 827 For Future Housing Wins California Senate Bill 827, which was sponsored by State Senators Scott Wiener and Nancy Skinner, was formally defeated in committee this week. But this outcome was foreseen for months, with
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San Francisco Battles Over Workers’ Pay

Posted April 17, 2018 by

Labor Pushes Supervisors to Support Nonprofit Workers San Francisco prides itself on being a progressive city, but there is a major gap in this description when it comes to nonprofit workers paid by city contracts. This sphere has not seen
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