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Homeowners: The True Gentle Gentrifiers

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Media Ignores Driving Force Behind Rising Housing Costs Homeowners opposing new multi-unit housing drive urban gentrification. As I detail in Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, from San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Alamo
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SFMTA Board Must Back Rose Pak

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Pak Made Central Subway Happen The SFMTA Board decides today whether to name the Chinatown Station of the new Central Subway in remembrance of the late Rose Pak. A prior vote split 3-3 and a seventh commissioner has since been
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A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Fifty years ago this fall, a campus upsurge turned opposition to the Vietnam War into a genuine mass movement. On October 15, 1969, several million students, along with community-based activists, participated in anti-war events under the banner of the “Vietnam
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Jean-Pierre Leaud Film Reviews

Posted August 20, 2019 by

French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud first came to world cinema-goers’ attention with his lead performance as Antoine Doinel in Francois Truffaut’s semi-autobiographical classic “The 400 Blows.”  Truffaut was so impressed by Leaud’s performance that he had him reprise the character in
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Will California Protect Tenants?

Posted August 13, 2019 by

AB 1482 Provides Historic Step Forward for Tenants When it comes to meaningfully addressing the state’s housing crisis in 2019, California’s Democratic leadership has thus far profoundly failed (see “Democratic Leaders Fail California”). But this conclusion could change. Governor Gavin
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SFPD Plan Boosted Tenderloin/Mid-Market Dealing

Posted August 13, 2019 by

SFPD’s 2015 Redistricting Plan a Huge Mistake Last week’s U.S. Attorney crackdown on Tenderloin drug dealing drew massive media coverage. The key takeaway: federal law enforcement publicly committed to ensure that the “rule of law” applied in the Tenderloin, where
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