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 Read More »
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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 Read More »
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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 Read More »
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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 Read More »
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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 Read More »
Filed under: San Francisco News by Beyond Chron Comments Off on Activists Protest “Monster in the Mission”