San Francisco Politics 2019: The Year in Review

Posted December 16, 2019 by

Urbanism, Breed, and Haney Local politics took a backseat in 2019, particularly after impeachment hearings began. But San Francisco still had an eventful year. Here’s my analysis of the year’s big urbanist breakthrough, and the performances by Mayor Breed and
Read More »

Films Of The 2010s: The Decade’s Best

Posted December 16, 2019 by

Prologue   A more qualitatively accurate but far longer title would lead to this writer’s murder by harried Beyond Chron staff, so shorter but somewhat inaccurate it is.  Honesty compels inserting a note that several highly praised films such as
Read More »

Berkeley To Decide Future of BART Housing

Posted December 10, 2019 by

By Councilmember Rashi Kesarwani (Editor’s Note: We reposted this email from Rashi Kesarwani to highlight tonight’s hearing) Dear Neighbor, at Tuesday’s City Council meeting the Council will consider approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Berkeley and
Read More »

Democratic Cities Failing on Climate Change

Posted December 3, 2019 by

Local Politicians Deny Housing Policy is Climate Policy The United Nations Emissions Gap Report found last week that “countries collectively failed to stop the growth in global GHG emissions, meaning that deeper and faster cuts are now required.” The report
Read More »

Los Angeles Desperately Needs SB50

Posted December 3, 2019 by

Challenging False Claims of Gentrification and Displacement Los Angeles has the nation’s worst homelessness and affordability crisis. So why is the city intent on continuing the policies that helped create this situation? I’m heading to my hometown of Los Angeles
Read More »
Translate »