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From top left, Sara Shortt, CTA, Naomi Kelly, Raquel Fox

Our Local Heroes of 2015

Posted November 24, 2015 by

Beyond Chron has a Thanksgiving tradition of honoring a few of the many whose dedicated service rendered them our local heroes for San Francisco in the past year. Here’s our choices for this year, whose weight toward housing activism reflects
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Peskin's candidacy ignited activism that will spread in 2016

SF Politics Turns to 2016

Posted November 23, 2015 by

Thanksgiving week typically marks the end of one year’s political activism and the forging of plans for the next.  For San Francisco politics, it is more accurate to say that the campaigns of 2016 began taking shape when Aaron Peskin
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What Makes a Politician “Pro-Housing”?

Posted November 19, 2015 by

San Francisco’s Jane Kim-Scott Wiener 2016 State Senate race  is off and running. And the campaigns are already battling over which candidate is the most “pro-housing.” Wiener allies have claim in tweets that Kim is insufficiently pro- housing due to
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The spectacular new Whitechapel bar at Turk and Polk

San Francisco Needs More Bars

Posted November 17, 2015 by

On November 19, San Francisco’s Lower Polk Business Collaborative holds a public meeting to discuss whether a 2013 moratorium on Polk Street liquor licenses should be renewed for six more years or allowed to expire. It may sound surprising that
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Jane Kim's new 5M deal boosts middle-class

SF Boosts Middle-Class Housing

Posted November 13, 2015 by

When San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim negotiated a new deal with Forest City raising the affordability of its 5M project from 33% to 40%, the higher percentage dominated the news. Kim previously negotiated a 40% affordability deal with the SF
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee - January 18, 2011

Mayor Lee’s Second Term Agenda

Posted November 7, 2015 by

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee begins a second term after a 2015 campaign season in which the mayor’s promotion of Julie Christensen in District 3 and the ongoing housing crisis subjected him to more criticism than ever before. The mayor
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Aaron Peskin thanks CTA today for its key support

Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Aaron Peskin won a major victory in the D3 Supervisor’s race, reassembling the North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown political coalition that easily won him re-election as supervisor in 2004. With 100 % of the vote counted Peskin defeated Julie Christensen by a
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