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Can SF Progressives Elect a Board President?

Posted November 24, 2014 by

Supervisor David Chiu’s political power play to select an interim Board President in former rival David Campos’ absence proved to be much about nothing. Katy Tang won unanimous backing for the one-week position, but is not a top contender when
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San Francisco's Broad Support for Raising Minimum Wage

San Francisco Moves Left

Posted November 20, 2014 by

At Ted Gullicksen’s November 18 memorial, former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez offered the crowd an astute assessment of San Francisco politics. Refuting claims that progressives are on the decline, Gonzalez observed that the progressive agenda was adopted often
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Ellis Eviction Protest at Rube Goldberg Building

Posted November 19, 2014 by Eviction Free SF

On Tuesday, November 18th, Eviction Free San Francisco joined other activists in protesting the Ellis Act eviction of two families from the historic R.L. Goldberg Building, 194 Gough Street. The tenants include jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor and her husband, pianist
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Leno to Challenge SF Mayor Lee in November

Posted November 18, 2014 by

State Senator Mark Leno will announce after Thanksgiving that he will run against San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in the November 2015 election, Beyond Chron has learned from multiple sources. Leno has been floating his intentions for some time, and
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Local’s Corner and the Fight against Gentrification

Posted November 18, 2014 by Julien Ball

The Mission is the neighborhood at the center of San Francisco’s affordability crisis. Between 2009 and 2013 it saw the greatest number of Ellis Act evictions in the city, while housing prices jumped by 30 percent and rents became unaffordable for many longtime residents.
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Avalos is pushing to prevent Board Presidency vote in Campos' absence

Chiu’s Board President Power Play

Posted November 17, 2014 by

After winning a hard-fought Assembly victory over David Campos, one would think that David Chiu would be eager to put the Board of Supervisors behind him and move on to his new job. But that thought would be wrong. It
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SRO Fire Displacees Sue “Tech Coop”

Posted November 13, 2014 by

On November 12, 1014, 6 former tenants of the Park Hotel, 1040 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court for wrongful eviction against the owner Nasir Patel and lessee Danny Haber, who have refused
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