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SF Magazine had less positive profile of Pak in Dec. 2012

Rose Pak’s New Popularity

Posted August 24, 2015 by

Despite battling kidney problems, Rose Pak has achieved a career first: she has won popularity among segments of the white left and media that have long criticized her.  How did Pak do this? She told SF Magazine’s Joe Eskenazi that
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A teacher shortage means empty classrooms

3 Ways to Help SF Teachers

Posted August 17, 2015 by

School starts for many this week, and in the San Francisco Bay Area the big story is the teacher shortage. This news should not be surprising. As state education funding over the past decade fell far short of meeting needs,
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Overflow crowd of bike activists address police, Aug. 11

San Francisco’s Rising Activism

Posted August 13, 2015 by

It will come as a surprise to those who believe San Francisco has lost its soul and is at the mercy of big money, but the past year has seen a sharp rise in effective grassroots activism. From battling Ellis
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A recent redesign of Cesar Chavez Street makes it better for people walking, bicycling, and taking transit and incorporates green infrastructure. Photo: Aaron Bialick, Streetsblog SF

National Media Praises Cesar Chavez Street Redo

Posted August 10, 2015 by Smart Growth America

In the late 1930s, the City of San Francisco had grand plans to build a third bridge across the San Francisco Bay. They designed a major arterial to lead to that bridge, but 80 years later their bridge dreams have
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SF’s Housing Showdown

Posted July 30, 2015 by

After all the rallies, signature gathering and last minute deals, San Francisco’s approach to its housing crisis heads for a fall showdown. And while many activists are drawn to issues in conflict—-e.g. initiatives regulating short-term rentals and imposing a Mission
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SF Tenants, Labor Push to Stop Evictions

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Last year, San Francisco tenant rights’ supporters scored an important victory when voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition K, requiring all new housing developments provide 33% low and moderate-cost units. The objective was to put a lid on the unregulated, speculative construction
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