Bay Area / California

Welfare Deform

Posted May 24, 2004 by tiny/PoorNewsNetwork/POOR Magazine

How much more can you take from someone who has nothing? Poor families address the legislators on the state of welfare and the budget cuts in 2004. “Since Bush has been in office I have had to work 50-60 hours
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Assembly Dems Bash Education Cuts

Posted May 22, 2004 by David Cohn

There was a public hearing in Berkeley Friday hosted by State Assembly members discussed the future role of California’s higher education in light of possible budget cuts. Over 40 years ago Clark Kerr reshaped higher education in California. His “master
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Legendary Jazz Haven Wins Liquor License

Posted May 21, 2004 by Jeremy Elprin

Finally, cocktails, jazz and Ethiopian food have a safe home in the Divisadero. After a four-year fight to serve late-night beverages other than beer and wine at Club Waziema, owner Giday Beshue, backed by a stream of support from local
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Greens Vote Against Early Endorsement

Posted May 20, 2004 by Casey Mills

The San Francisco Green Party voted last night to eschew an early endorsement of any candidate for Board of Supervisors representative for District 5. The decision came on the heels of an early endorsement forum held Tuesday to grant party
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Distractions Says No to Bush and War

Posted May 20, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

Distractions, a store in the city’s Haight-Ashbury district, recently turned its front window into a powerful statement on President Bush and the Iraq War with a display of protest t-shirts – one of which got a passenger ejected from an
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Why the Mayor’s Housing Bond is Unacceptable

Posted May 20, 2004 by Sister Bernie Galvin

The Mayor’s proposed $185 million housing bond is unacceptable to many of us. Here is why: Mayor Newsom’s original proposal of $150 million for supportive housing was one to which those of us who work with homeless people and/or on
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USA Hostels picks up another SRO

USA Hostels picks up another SRO

Posted May 19, 2004 by Randy Shaw

Last week, Beyond Chron reported that USA Hostels had purchased the Amsterdam Hotel at 749 Taylor Street. We have now confirmed that the company has leased the Glenwood Hotel at 717 Sutter. This is the second residential hotel taken over
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