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Reviews From SFFILM 2021

Posted April 13, 2021 by

The documentary “Radiograph Of A Family” may primarily be filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani’s account of her parents’ marriage.  But it also manages to be an affecting metaphorical mid-20th century history of Iran’s two major cultural strands without being cloying or blatantly
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Can Biden End Homelessness?

Posted April 6, 2021 by

Cities Must Open Neighborhoods to Unhoused America’s homelessness crisis is an affordable housing crisis. It was triggered when low-income residents priced out by late 1970’s urban gentrification failed to get the Section 8 certificates (or other subsidies) necessary for them
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Beyond Chron Celebrates 17th Birthday

Posted April 6, 2021 by

Boosting Tenant, Housing and Tenderloin Issues for 17 Years Beyond Chron was launched on April 7, 2004. Why did the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and a tech-unsavvy activist like me start an online publication? Beyond Chron emerged in response to the
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S.F. International Film Festival 2021 Preview

Posted April 6, 2021 by

After getting cancelled thanks to last year’s coronavirus lockdowns, the San Francisco International Film Festival (hereafter SFFILM) returns this year with its 2021 edition.  Running from April 9-18, 2021, this year’s SFFILM mixes together online streaming and live events at
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Cinequest 2021 Review Wrap-Up

Posted April 6, 2021 by

“To the Girl That Looks Like Me” is written and directed by Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah.  The short’s backbone consists of three spoken word poems covering such topics as Black standards of beauty, cultural appropriation, and pride in self.     Dawson-Amoah’s poem “My
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Lee Introduces AB 854 to Protect CA Tenants

Posted March 23, 2021 by

Stopping Speculator Evictions Under Ellis Act California Assembly member Alex Lee, along with colleagues David Chiu and Richard Bloom, has introduced AB 854, a key strategy for stopping tenant displacement and the loss of affordable housing. The three joined with
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Good News for SF’s Homeless

Posted March 23, 2021 by

City Adopts New Strategy, Leadership Last week brought some very welcome news to San Francisco’s roughly 6000 unhoused people living in tents, shelters and on the street. First, a new referral strategy for filling vacancies in the city’s master leased
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Tangled Up In Blue: Lessons for Police Reform?

Posted March 23, 2021 by

When I attended a Washington, D.C. law school in the early 1970s, everyone enrolled in its criminal law class was required to participate in the Metropolitan Police Department’s “ride along” program. Then, as now, “ride along” allows local residents to
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