Bay Area / California

Speakers Denounce Transfer of DBI Funds

Speakers Denounce Transfer of DBI Funds

Posted June 10, 2004 by Jeremy Elprin

The Board of Supervisors Finance Committee issued another one-week continuance of the hearing to transfer $1.3 million from the Department of Building Inspection to the Planning Department after an outpouring of speakers passionately condemned the proposed transfer. The hearing, originally
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New Ellis Eviction Sparks Protest

New Ellis Eviction Sparks Protest

Posted June 10, 2004 by Casey Mills

Chanting and waving signs, a group of local residents and housing activists marched through the heart of North Beach last night protesting the recent rash of Ellis Act evictions in their neighborhood. The march in particular addressed the recent eviction
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The People rally for Racial Justice Locally and Globally

The People rally for Racial Justice Locally and Globally

Posted June 10, 2004 by tiny/PoorNewsNetwork/POOR Magazine

Raise your voicesRaise your FistsAgainst the real teroristsIts Uncle sam y’allExcerpt from poem by Son:a performed at the Racial Justice Rally“See those men in ugly blue polyester over there – they all have one thought, Obey , obey obey” As
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From Public Housing to Homelessness

Posted June 4, 2004 by Tiny and Linda William /PoorNewsNetwork/PNN

A single mother relates the horror story of displacement out of San Francisco Public Housing into HomelessnessThe deep sounds of never ending, mind-numbing, headache generating traffic bombarded the weather-beaten glass of the 6 motel (not to be confused with the
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Judi Bari

Posted June 3, 2004 by Marc Salomon

Fourteen years ago this on May 24, a bomb exploded under Judi Bari car seat while she was driving with Darryl Cherney on I-880 in Oakland, shattering her pelvis. Bari and Cherney were completing a swing through the Bay Area
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Gonzalez and Daly Seek a Winning Housing Bond

Posted June 3, 2004 by Randy Shaw

The problems surrounding the proposed housing bond all stem from a single fact: Mayor Newsom’s Housing Bond Task Force excluded groups and political leaders that actively supported his opponent in the mayor’s race. Thus, a “consensus” for a housing bond
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