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One Solution to SF’s Mental Health Crisis

Posted October 5, 2015 by

San Francisco, like all major cities, struggles to assist those on the streets with mental health issues. So here’s one solution: the city should assign workers to walk neighborhoods identifying those in public crisis and getting them the help they
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Rezoning of Divisadero Sparks Controversy

Posted October 1, 2015 by

Two weeks ago, at a hastily called community meeting on Divisadero Street near Alamo Square, over 70 neighbors packed into the back room of Club Waziema to voice their concerns about large-scale, unaffordable developments headed to the neighborhood.  Hundreds of
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Rally closes downtown SF streets, 9/28

Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit?

Posted September 29, 2015 by

Last weekend, San Francisco featured a nude march down Dolores Street, the BDSM-themed Folsom Street Fair, and an anti-eviction themed Mission block party. Does this look like a city that, as one recent article described, “is starting to resemble a
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HBO’s Dishonest San Francisco 2.0

Posted September 28, 2015 by

Alexandra Pelosi’s San Francisco 2.0 is on HBO on September 28, and the forty minute documentary is often entertaining. But in her zeal to prove that the “tech invasion” is destroying the city, Pelosi promotes outright falsehoods and ignores facts.
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Tenant Benito Santiago's Ellis eviction was first stopped by legal action and then by Small Sites Purchase.

SF Boosts Spending to Stop Ellis Evictions

Posted September 22, 2015 by

Two events last week highlighted San Francisco’s growing financial investment in  stopping Ellis Act evictions. First, the city allocated another $234,000 to Ellis eviction legal representation. This brings the total to $744,000, allowing the Tenderloin Housing Clinic to hire another
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Follow Beyond Chron on Twitter!

Posted September 22, 2015 by

The best and easiest way to keep track of what’s happening on Beyond Chron is to follow us on Twitter. We prioritize breaking news you can use, from the latest on San Francisco’s housing crisis to food politics.  We promise
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5M backer Rudy Corpuz of United Playaz challenged project opponents

SOMA’s Civil War

Posted September 21, 2015 by

Last week’s nine hour Planning Commission hearing that ultimately approved Forest City’s 5M project revealed serious splits among SOMA residents and the Filipino community. While SOMCAN and other opponents sought to transform 5M into a second International Hotel struggle, key
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