Bay Area / California

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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Who Does the City’s Lobbyist Really Represent?

Who Does the City’s Lobbyist Really Represent?

Posted May 10, 2004 by Lorraine Sanders

San Francisco’s lobbyist in Sacramento is supposed to represent the interests of the city and county’s residents at the state level, but conflicts of interest may be gumming up the works. What may be in the best interest of city
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Chronicle Owes Tenderloin An Apology

Posted May 6, 2004 by Randy Shaw

Having worked in the Tenderloin for nearly 25 years, I have become accustomed to misleading media accounts of the neighborhood. But yesterday’s front-page San Francisco Chronicle marks a new low. A neighborhood that saw rents sharply rise and crime dramatically
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