Seizing the Political Momentum on Housing
Zane Selvans is among urban America’s most insightful housing advocates. When I interviewed him in 2017 for my upcoming book, Generation Priced Out, he was optimistic that his city of Boulder, Colorado would build Read More »
Wanted: A D6 Supervisor to Prioritize Public Safety
Based on candidate’s responses at last week’s D6 candidate’s debate, the Tenderloin’s three biggest problems are trash, poop and pee on sidewalks. As the SF Weekly put it, “D6 Debate Features Poop, Read More »
Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive is currently celebrating the great French director Jacques Becker with a month-and-a-half long retrospective. The occasion for the Becker celebration is the Archive’s theatrical screenings of the charming Bertrand Tavernier documentary “My Journey Through French Cinema” Read More »
Homeowners Should Embrace Mr. Rogers’ Support for Welcoming Neighbors
San Francisco is a tenant town. Yet its zoning laws largely bar new apartments. It’s time for the city to legalize such housing as an essential strategy for increasing inclusion and Read More »
No journalist in the past decade did more to promote San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood than onetime SF Chronicle columnist Chuck Nevius (aka C.W.). So it was only fitting that when Nevius decided to do a one-person stand up show he Read More »
This piece first appeared in Capital and Main
California’s public school and community college teachers got good news Friday when the now-$223.8 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) posted a nine percent return for the 2017-18 fiscal year, beating Read More »
Ranked Choice Voting May Prove Decisive
On July 18, 2017, I wrote “Who Will Replace Kim in D6?” A year later the answer is no less clear but we now know the field: Matt Haney, Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss. Read More »
This piece first appeared in Capital and Main.
If privatization is making American education the Wild West for those wishing to profit off children using public dollars, then Los Angeles Unified is its Tombstone.
We wanted the launch of Learning Read More »