‘The Killings On Turk Street/Rent’

‘The Killings On Turk Street/Rent’

Posted November 29, 2005 by

Dear Editor,Last night at a community meeting, an aide to Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, addressed some members of the Western Addition about the recent killings on Turk Street. In attendance, was former Supervisor and pastor of the Third Baptist Church, Rev.
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Guest Editorial: Art Agnos

Posted November 28, 2005 by Art Agnos

(Ed. Note: Art Agnos was Mayor of San Francisco from 1988-1991)The last thing San Francisco needs is an Orange County-style strip mall on our restored Embarcadero waterfront. The Board of Supervisors agreed with a 9 to 1 vote against the
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New Facts Undermine Case for Mid-Market Redevelopment

Posted November 28, 2005 by Randy Shaw

Early next year, the Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to make the Mid-Market neighborhood a Redevelopment Area. When the Planning Commission considered the issue last June, dozens of SRO tenants living in the area spoke with one voice
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“Rent” is a Must-See for Progressives

Posted November 28, 2005 by Randy Shaw

The movie “Rent” opened last week, a rare major Hollywood film with a powerful anti-gentrification message. When the play “Rent” came to San Francisco, ticket prices were so high that its true audience— progressives and tenants—could not afford to go.
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Affordable (to Who).. Housing and other myths of Redevelopment

Posted November 28, 2005 by Lisa Garcia-Gray

Editor’s Note: This piece, previously published in Beyond Chron, details the testimony at the Planning Commission hearing on Mid-Market Redevelopment. Hundreds of poverty scholars, activists and residents oppose the San Francisco Redevelopment agencies’ Mid Market Redevelopment Plan The room was
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