Posts Tagged: Chinatown

Peskin Moves to Save SRO Hotels

Peskin Moves to Save SRO Hotels

Posted April 25, 2016 by

Last week, Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced plans to strengthen San Francisco’s landmark SRO hotel conversion and demolition ordinance (Chapter 41 of the SF Administrative Code, hereafter “the HCO”). This law, which originally passed in 1981 and was then significantly strengthened
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Jane Kim Talks Tenderloin

Jane Kim Talks Tenderloin

Posted March 22, 2016 by

On April 4 at noon, District Six Supervisor Jane Kim will discuss her nearly six years representing the Tenderloin in a noontime benefit for the Tenderloin Museum. This is a great opportunity to hear Kim’s insights on the Tenderloin, on
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Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco

Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco

Posted December 22, 2015 by

On the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, four new books uncover the real grit of San Francisco and its neighborhoods. My new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco, begins
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New Book Touts Community Building in Chinatown

New Book Touts Community Building in Chinatown

Posted June 26, 2015 by

When Gordon Chin and fellow activists formed the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) on April 1, 1977, San Francisco’s Chinatown was at risk. Powerful interests were out to transform the neighborhood, and that August saw the mass eviction (and later
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The Return of Aaron Peskin

The Return of Aaron Peskin

Posted March 31, 2015 by

Former Board of Supervisors President and SF Democratic Party head Aaron Peskin formally announced on March 30 that he is running for D3 Supervisor. This was expected following Mayor Lee’s bypassing Chinatown tenant activist Cindy Wu in favor of Julie
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San Francisco’s Anti-Displacement Mood

San Francisco’s Anti-Displacement Mood

Posted March 30, 2015 by

On March 27, two high profile San Francisco eviction cases abruptly ended: the landlord of Station 40 dropped efforts to evict tenants who had openly lived for years in commercial office space, and the owners of a Chinatown SRO said
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Mayor Lee Should Appoint Cindy Wu D3 Supe

Mayor Lee Should Appoint Cindy Wu D3 Supe

Posted December 15, 2014 by

In early January, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will appoint a District 3 supervisor to replace David Chiu. One candidate stands out: the current President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, Cindy Wu. Wu is far and away the best
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How SF Tenants Swayed Democrats on Prop G

How SF Tenants Swayed Democrats on Prop G

Posted August 15, 2014 by

On the night of August 13, San Francisco’s tenant advocates turned impending defeat into a critical SF Democratic Party endorsement for Prop G, the speculation tax initiative. Although it looked like a “No Endorsement” would prevail only hours before the
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