Bay Area / California

Still Separate and UnEqual

Posted May 18, 2004 by tiny/PoorNewsNetwork/POOR Magazine

The People Fast for Equal Equity in Education“Arnold (Schwarzenegger) couldn’t take any time out of his busy schedule to meet with any of the students, elders or children, even though he already knew that we were coming many months ahead
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SLUG’s ‘Social Injustice’

SLUG’s ‘Social Injustice’

Posted May 17, 2004 by Nancy Brunn

(Ed note: This follows our similar story last week on the problems at the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, which gets city money for job training of welfare recipients)Burnell Hudson is a model tenant who is always willing to
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Landmark Fire Station on the Chopping Block

Landmark Fire Station on the Chopping Block

Posted May 17, 2004 by Dean Preston

Old Station 21 is the oldest firehouse in San Francisco. The building is designated a historic landmark. The Mayor’s Office recently targeted this building to be sold as surplus property. Led by Richard Kay, president of the Haight Divisadero Neighbors
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San Francisco at a Crossroads

Posted May 17, 2004 by Randy Shaw

Six months ago, the City’s political life was at a fever pitch. Two young candidates with competing visions for the future had galvanized voters, with both pledging to chart the city on a new course. Today, those heady days seem
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City-Funded SLUG Program Worsens Problems of Poor

Posted May 13, 2004 by Colin Bosio-Cady

I recently worked with a client who had fallen behind on rent and became involved in a situation that encompassed many of the frustrations and social barriers that many low-income people face regularly. The story here is that the source
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Hostels Get Hostile

Posted May 13, 2004 by Lorraine Sanders

According to confidential sources in the San Francisco hostel industry, a new hostel group has moved into the city and begun running its operation using business practices that create an unfair playing field for competitors. On Wednesday, the San Francisco
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