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The Truth About Academy of Art Housing

Posted September 29, 2016 by

San Francisco’s Academy of Art University (AAU) is a convenient symbol for the city’s affordable housing crisis.  AAU has failed to timely comply with planning department requirements and added thousands of students without building housing for them.  City Attorney Dennis
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DPH SRO Study: No Owners Penalized for Bedbugs

Posted September 27, 2016 by Steve Clayton

A new study on SRO Hotels in San Francisco contends that residents are in poorer health than the general population.  The Public Health Commission has recommended training and data analysis in response.  A Beyond Chron analysis of the DPH data,
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The "Beast on Bryant" underscores confusion over what "pro-housing" means

SF Supes Races Missing Issues

Posted September 26, 2016 by

Voters in the upcoming San Francisco Supervisor elections face a hard task differentiating between candidates on the issues.  Instead of candidates promoting their positions on future key legislation, the races are about slogans. Candidates are vowing to “stand up to
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Rose Pak with her close friend and political ally, Willie Brown

Rose Pak’s Complex Legacy

Posted September 20, 2016 by

Rose Pak, who died Sunday at 68, was a larger than life figure. She was also a complex political powerhouse whose alliances deviated from current San Francisco political norms. Although Rose and I were both early backers of mayoral candidates
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Outdoor Night Shot Looking North on Van Ness Avenue at Fell Street Towards Street Lighting | July 17, 1937

Save San Francisco’s Ribbon of Light

Posted September 19, 2016 by Darcy Brown, Mike Buhler, and Jim Warshell

The continuous “Ribbon of Light” that illuminates over two miles of Van Ness Avenue from Market Street to Bay Street faces imminent destruction by SFMTA. Built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936 for the inauguration of the Golden
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Drinking and driving allowed on Presidio Golf Course

Does the Presidio Trust Condone DUI?

Posted September 19, 2016 by Ron Gutierrez

I frequently run in the Presidio and during a run last spring I faced a golf cart heading straight towards me on West Pacific Avenue.  After veering out of the way to avoid a collision, I watched the golf cart
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Malia Cohen, Mayor Lee at Rally for SF Soda Tax (Prop V)

SF’s Best and Worst Ballot Measures

Posted September 8, 2016 by

San Francisco’s record 24 ballot initiatives for November include some that are very good and others that are pointless or affirmatively bad. Here’s my top five list. The Best
  1. The Soda Tax (Prop V)
San Francisco would not be the
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