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In the 1980s members of AFT 2121, the City College of San Francisco faculty union, formed COSANDES, the Committee in Solidarity with the Teachers Union of El Salvador. At that time the movement for social justice in El Salvador was enduring savage repression and over 300 Salvadoran teachers had been killed by the U.S. Show More Summary
Investment firms are playing landlord and bundling their rental homes into new securities. What could go wrong? Toward the end of 2012, Mark Alston, a real estate broker in Los Angeles, began noticing something strange. Home prices were starting to rise, and fast?about 20 percent annually. Show More Summary
As George Lucas seeks a home for his self-funded museum, he might turn his attention to San Francisco?s Mid-Market. Lucas? 95,000-square-foot "world-class museum for the future" would fit perfectly into the stalled Market Street Place project, and would attract far more visitors in that central location near BART than in the Presidio.
This is the first part of a series of articles which will document the troubled history of the Accrediting Commission,, the betrayal of CCSF by outside appointed administrators, and perspectives on positive things that can and are being done. Last Friday Feb 7 the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) announced the decisions from its January meetings.
After a broad speech outlining the goals and mission of the union he directs, National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said Monday that having an openly gay player in the NFL will make both the league and the players union stronger, better organizations.
I read hundreds of bylined works of journalism a week. Every so often one of them forces me to go back and read it over and over? This is usually because the writing contains within it a density of pressthink ? my subject here ? that cannot be gotten through in one or two tries. Show More Summary
On February 8, over 600 people attended a citywide tenants convention focused on stopping Ellis Act evictions from displacing San Francisco?s working and middle-class. The day before, Mayor Lee announced plans to build 30,000 housing...Show More Summary
There have been numerous news reports in recent weeks of school cafeteria staff snatching meals away from children whose lunch accounts were overdrawn. In Utah, Florida, and New Jersey, elementary school students have been humiliated in front of their friends and classmates when their hot lunch was literally taken out of their hands and dumped into the trash.
Is California the most anti-democratic state of all the 50 US states? I ask this question because---unbelievably---California's traditional "third" (or minor) political party candidates have effectively been disenfranchised from gaining access to the statewide California ballot in 2014.
Last week, In These Times broke the news that Obama?s executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contractors would not apply to the thousands of disabled workers who currently make subminimum wages?some as...Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee declared on February 6 that San Francisco will become the first city in the nation to prioritize housing developments at every stage of the planning process based on their affordability. The new policy gets affordable housing projects into construction 3-5 months earlier, and saves taxpayers over $2 million per year. Show More Summary
Fifty years ago this month, on Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles stepped off a Pan Am jet at Kennedy airport to thousands of screaming fans and some 200 reporters and photographers. Two days later, they performed on The Ed Sullivan Show as an...Show More Summary
CHECK THE WRISTS OF THE SHARPEST DRESSED FOLKS IN TOWN These Guys know how to spend money on expensive deals that don't get them the compound earned interest that they would like -but don't worry - watches and glittering Jewelry andShow More Summary
It may surprise some local progressives who believe corporate interests always call the shots in San Francisco, but the city has the most progressive worker benefits in the United States. It has a $10.74 local minimum wage, paid sick...Show More Summary
Last month, my job sent me to a slew of police community meetings. San Franciscans, angry that their Audis? windows were smashed or their iPhone was stolen at 6th and Market, demanded answers. Like clockwork, the Captains leading the meeting shook their heads and told us, ?It?s all the folks out of state prison because of Realignment. Show More Summary
The lead statement of the House GOP immigration standards released last week says, "Border Security and Interior Enforcement Must Come First." While catchy, this phrase suggests that enforcement has not been taking place. The reality is that since 1996, our nation's singular immigration policy has been enforcement-first and enforcement-only. Show More Summary
With ongoing discussion on pedestrian and cyclist safety, yesterday?s SFMTA Board meeting proved that the agency is perhaps not up to the task Its presentations showed little progress on Market Street vehicle restrictions and a lukewarm strategy for increasing pedestrian safety. Show More Summary
BLACK HISTORY IN THE MAKING! Former San Francisco MAYOR WILLIE L. BROWN, Jr., continues to make his MARK in California and San Francisco Bay Area history!. The RENAMING of the western span of the Bay Bridge, that links Treasure Island to San Francisco!
This year?s San Francisco Independent Film Festival (hereafter ?Indie Fest?) re-affirms its alt-culture credibility early with the button-pushing pre-apocalyptic comedy ?Doomsdays.? Peak Oil and deliberate burglary and vandalism may not be normal subjects of comedy. Show More Summary
Everyone agrees that San Francisco should build more affordable housing. So why doesn?t this happen? The obvious answer is a lack of money. This is a city whose construction costs are so high that SPUR recently concluded that it costs $470,000 to build a single unit. Show More Summary