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Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

Ellis Act evictor immortalized on a condom at Folsom Street Fair

Now you can don rubbers against evictions.Activists engaged in eviction "protection" of a different sort this Sunday at the Folsom Street Fair, as they...

Tenants face absurd lawsuits as “low-fault” evictions increase

September 15, 2014
An annual report issued by the Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) highlights some of the outrageous reasons landlords use to evict tenants. Since 2009, EDC...

Rising tenant buyouts in SF targeted by new legislation and map

September 11, 2014
A new interactive map published today by the Anti Eviction Mapping Project shows the spike in tenancy buyouts over the last year in San...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
COPS EVICTEDIn the wake of Urban Shield — the police training and trade show staged in Oakland last week, attracting attendees from 200 law-enforcement...

Racing for solutions

Candidates running in District 10 debate the myriad problems facing southeast San Francisco

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

Ranks of opposition to 16th and Mission development grow as Plaza 16 pushes forward

In the sea of nonprofit leaders, career organizers, and rabblerousers, one old man put the Mission's struggle into context, last night . It was a...

Guardian Intelligence: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
 REAL EARTHQUAKE SURVIVALHeavens to Betsy! An earthquake hit wine country, and the upper-middle class are dealing with spilled rivers of their favorite cabernet. While...

Teachers prepared to strike

United Educators of San Francisco authorize preliminary strike vote as concerns about cost of living rise

San Francisco rent explosion: Median rent for two-bedroom apartment tops $4K

Hold onto your butts, a new study on San Francisco's rental market (yes another one) reveals the city's newest most expensive neighborhoods. Priceonomics went pretty...

Real estate speculators physically push out Ellis Act eviciton protesters

Native San Franciscan Benito Santiago, 64, joined a protest Aug. 12 in an attempt to remind his evictors that he's a human being –...

Trans former prisoner honored as civil rights hero

CeCe McDonald honored by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

Look here instead

Bay Area Now 7 proposes other routes through dark times

San Francisco’s shame and triumph: remembering the I-Hotel

San Franciscans today may be tempted to feel we're unique in our struggles with evictions and displacement, but one need not look far back...

Reducing phone charges helps inmates connect with families

OPINIONIt's expensive being poor. Families of inmates often live on the edge of insolvency.I know a mother of two, married to a man doing...

Homeless in transit

A night at Powell Station shows how BART rousts the homeless in enforcing its new ban on sitting and lying

Landlord plaintiff in eviction fee case has history of tenant law violations

San Francisco landlord attorneys filed a lawsuit on Thursday against San Francisco and five tenants in an effort to overturn Sup. David Campos' new...

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project highlights Urban Green’s record of displacement

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project’s latest creation illustrates the eviction history of Urban Green Investments, a San Francisco-based real estate company that was recently put...

SF bankers now exporting tenant-displacing TIC loans

Fractional mortgage loans used to convert apartments into owner-occupied tenancies-in-common have fed the eviction and displacement crisis in San Francisco, where the median home...

Eviction imminent for San Francisco Community Recycler’s Center

July 16, 2014
This morning (Wed/16), outside the San Francisco Community Recycler's Center in the parking lot of the Safeway at Church and Market streets, a group...

Revitalized

Zendesk's new corporate headquarters shows dramatic transformation of mid-Market, while bitter eviction battles drag on down the street

Angry building owners threaten lawsuit over anti-speculation tax

Opponents of the anti-speculator tax that will appear on the November ballot blasted the proposal in a City Hall hearing yesterday — pledging...

Elder care facility under pressure not to move forward with evictions

July 10, 2014
A group of senior citizens, mostly in their 80s and 90s, faces eviction from the University Mound Ladies Home, a San Francisco elder care...