“I Heard That” — The Battle to Save Powell’s Place

Posted October 31, 2007 by Rochelle Metcalfe

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Rochelle Metcalfe was a beloved columnist for the Sun-Reporter newspaper for 31 years, covering San Francisco’s African-American community. She is now bringing her “I Heard That” column weekly to Beyond Chron.)
“STOP THE EVICTION!!!” Known for his passionate
Read More »


Science Marches On, But Not in Bay Area Schools

Posted October 31, 2007 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

There’s no lack of ignorance in America’s schools. With continuing pressure from the right-wing, kids are often kept in the dark about a lot of things, including evolution and human sexuality, two topics that the Bible-thumpers consider the work of
Read More »


Concerts at the Cadillac Moves to 3:00 P.M.

Posted October 31, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

Since July, the Cadillac Hotel has hosted the “Concerts at the Cadillac” series every Friday at Noon – where pianists have played for the Tenderloin community on the historic Patricia Walkup Memorial Piano, an 1884 Steinway Concert Grand. We’ve had
Read More »

Quality of Life, More Prop A …

Quality of Life, More Prop A …

Posted October 31, 2007 by

To the Editor -
Instead of trying individuals for crimes against the quality of life, shouldn’t they be used for trying CEOs and public officials? In this way, major agencies, corporations, and institutions would be accountable. Perhaps, sentencing the guilty
Read More »


Kamala Harris Needs to Answer for “Quality of Life”

Posted October 30, 2007 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

Only weeks after Religious Witness with Homeless People denounced the wastefulness and cruelty of the City’s policy of issuing “quality of life” citations to homeless and poor folks, the District Attorney’s Office is being more aggressive than ever in prosecuting
Read More »


HUD Secretary Faces New Investigations

Posted October 30, 2007 by Lynda Carson

The FBI, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development inspector general are investigating new allegations of corruption in HUD. Under investigation, are the close ties between a building contractor and HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, because the contractor accepted around
Read More »

Peskin and Prop A …

Peskin and Prop A …

Posted October 30, 2007 by

My understanding is that Don Fisher agreed not to campaign for Prop H but he did agree to stay on the sidelines regarding Prop A. The issue is muddled because, according to the Chronicle, Aaron Peskin refused to meet
Read More »