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New Push for Housing on SF-Owned Land

Posted May 1, 2018 by

San Franciscans Complain About Housing Yet Oppose Solutions As San Francisco struggles to house homeless persons and build more housing, one solution remains less than fully tapped: constructing housing on SFMTA parking lots.  Over 120 housing advocates led by YIMBY
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A Stirring Story of Building Grassroots Power

Posted May 1, 2018 by

Despite 50th anniversary stories on the Civil Rights movement and new African-American history museums, many stories of African-Americans overcoming urban racism in the north remain little known. That makes this book on Ernest Thompson, a great community and social justice
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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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