Posts Tagged: Mission

Activists Blur the Tenderloin with the Mission

Activists Blur the Tenderloin with the Mission

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Activists Mistakenly View Tenderloin Projects Through a Mission Lens At the March 17 SF Planning Commission hearing on the Shorenstein Company’s 304-unit rental project in the Tenderloin (it passed 5-2), opponents argued it would cause displacement and gentrification.  Speakers saw
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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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Assessing the Mission Moratorium

Assessing the Mission Moratorium

Posted September 10, 2015 by

On October 7, 2005 I wrote “New Affordable Housing Engine Needed in Mission.” Contrasting the Mission with the Tenderloin, I stated “whereas the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation pounces on every available piece of land and moves to build affordable family
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Media Misleads Public on SF Fires

Media Misleads Public on SF Fires

Posted February 20, 2015 by

The recent fire at 22nd and Mission Streets should have been a game-changer. It should have created a public groundswell for improvements in fire department inspection practices. It also should have led to front-page editorials demanding apartment sprinkler laws to
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Activists Protest “Monster in the Mission”

Activists Protest “Monster in the Mission”

Posted October 6, 2014 by Carl Finamore

Several hundred fair housing and “stop evictions” advocates marched all through San Francisco’s historic working class Mission neighborhood for several hours on Sat., Oct. 4. Pounding drum beats from youthful musicians sporting “Basta Ya!” t-shirts sounded the alarm that there
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