Fighting Evictions and Homelessness

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Local News, News, Politics | No Comments

via Mission Loc@l By Gonzalo, Yol, Anariba, Fai and Kenneth Reaching across cultural and language barriers, immigrant students at the San Francisco International High School have compiled profiles of individuals working to solve a problem the students are personally affected by or interested in. These change makers are working to reduce evictions and homelessness. Emiliano Chacon Biography […]

Want To Know Which Tech Execs Are Also Eviction-Happy Landlords?

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist Banner depicting this map of Ellis Act evictions since 1997. (Photo: Steve Rhodes) Well, protest group the Anti Eviction Mapping Project sure does. On Thursday they released a“dirty dozen” list of executives in the tech sector who they claim have evicted or are in the process of evicting tenants in San Francisco. A few names on the list are Jack Halprin (who […]

SFPD Officer Sued For Spitting On, Nearly Running Over Traffic Cop

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist   Photo credit: Bob With A 31-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department is the target of a federal civil rights lawsuit this week. Officer Thomas Lovrin is accused of spitting on and nearly running down Department of Parking and Transit Sgt. Shanika Bell as she directed traffic outside of AT&T Park last […]

Person Struck And Killed By BART Train At Pleasant Hill Station

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist Pleasant Hill BART Station. (Photo credit: Deanna Flinn) Pleasant Hill BART station is currently closed due to “a major medical emergency” according to the transit agency. Bay City News reports a person was struck and killed by a train at the station around 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The incident is causing 15-30 minute delays on the […]

Immigrant Students Study Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via Mission Loc@l Some of the students at the San Francisco International High School have only been in the country for a short time, but they are already tackling difficult topics that transcend borders. Each student has selected a “Change maker,” someone who, in their eyes, is solving the problems these students care about most. In […]

Market Street In Castro Closed After Semi Crashes Into Funeral Home, Starts Fire

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist   Early Thursday morning in the Castro, a frozen yogurt truck crashed into the Arthur J Sullivan & Company Funeral Home on Market Street, sparking a blaze. As of 7 a.m., Market Street heading west between Sanchez and Noe remains closed. According to SFGate, “At 12:36 a.m., the driver slammed into the Arthur J Sullivan […]

Thousands flee wildfires in south California

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via Al Jazeera At least two structures burned to the ground and about 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate as a wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a southern California coastal community. The blaze, which erupted on Wednesday shortly before 11am in Carlsbad, some 40km north of San Diego, quickly […]

Twitter To Create Learning Center For Homeless Families

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist Twitter’s headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco. February 5, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Twitter announced today, by way of the Chronicle, that the company will partner with Compass Family Services to create the “Twitter Neighborhood Nest” — a technology learning center for homeless families to learn basic technology skills. According to Twitter’s VP of global […]

Section 8 Housing Evictions Rise

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via Mission Loc@l by Lydia Chávez SF Gate reports on the rising evictions of tenants who have vouchers to pay for their rent. The San Francisco Housing Authority manages the local Section 8 program, which awards federally funded housing vouchers to low-income, disabled or elderly people to use toward rent in private apartments and houses. There are 9,500 households receiving […]

Cell Phone Thefts On Muni Reportedly Going Down

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist A couple of easy targets, right here. Photo credit: David Lytle A dramatic drop in cell phone thefts on Muni may be attributable to increased police presence on busses and trains, or it may be just that fewer people are reporting incidents. According to a new report by the SFMTA, incidents of cell phone […]

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