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CCDC and SRO tenants citywide rally in front of Hotel Des Artes, which later withdrew its conversion application.

Peskin Protects SRO’s as Planning Commission Rejects Conversions

Posted December 8, 2016 by Randy Shaw and Rio Scharf

SRO Tenants Celebrate, Mobilize Six SRO’s withdrew their conversion application in the wake of strong opposition by the San Francisco Planning Commission.  This represents a major victory for SRO tenants and their allies,  sending a powerful message of Planning Commission
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Top Recommended Books of 2016

Posted December 8, 2016 by

A lot of good books stay under the radar these days, as the New York Times and other key promoters review the same highly pushed works. So for those looking beyond the bestsellers for some good reads this holiday season,
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Matt Swindells’ “Mancunian Candidate”

Posted December 8, 2016 by

Matt Swindells, an extraordinarily gifted drummer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and Manchester ex-patriate who makes his home in San Francisco these days, provides the rhythmic pulse for some of the Bay area’s finest jazz musicians. Swindells has also lent his talents as
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Mayor Lee campaigning for the failed Props J & K. Jeff Kositsky is on right.

Is SF Making Progress on Homelessness?

Posted December 6, 2016 by

One year ago, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the city was creating a new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (hereafter DHSH). While Director Jeff Kositsky and DHSH did not formally begin until last June, the new department brought
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Linda Dardarian, Anderson Cooper and Lainey Feingold

60 Minutes Slams ADA, Boosts Trump Agenda

Posted December 6, 2016 by Lainey Feingold

On December 4th, 60 Minutes aired a 13 minute story on “drive by lawsuits” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The segment, which followed a puff piece on Paul Ryan, questioned lawsuits filed by three lawyers, two of them being
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