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News, The Snitch City-Contracted Sales Agent Charged With Scamming Low-Income Housing Applicants

City-Contracted Sales Agent Charged With Scamming Low-Income Housing Applicants

An affordable-housing sales agent working under contract for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has been charged with stealing from 19 Asian-American residents of San Francisco who were seeking below-market-rate homes.Kan Yin Chow, 51, has been charged with 41 felony counts…
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News, Feature What's Really Wrong With the Lower Fillmore?

What's Really Wrong With the Lower Fillmore?

It's a windy Wednesday evening in September, and despite initial attempts at civility, the quarrelsome dynamics of the Lower Fillmore are once again playing out in public. "I want to move beyond the misunderstandings," begins Barbara Meskunas, chairwoman of the…
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News, Bay View Glowing Review

Glowing Review

Sculptors who are members of the Point, an artist community at the former Hunters Point Shipyard, have been notified that the building where they've been working -- in some cases for years -- is contaminated with radioactive materials, and they'll…
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News, Bay View The Curtain Slowly Rises

The Curtain Slowly Rises

All Ellen Gavin wanted to do, five years ago, was find a larger home for her radical feminist theater company, Brava for Women in the Arts. The York Theater seemed like a decent enough space. It needed fixing up, along…
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News, Bay View Payday for Charlie Walker

Payday for Charlie Walker

For weeks now, the city's politicians and press have watched as FBI agents caromed around town, throwing down subpoenas on the doorsteps of every San Francisco agency or department that has done business with Bayview activist and trucking contractor Charlie…
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Dirty Dealings at the Dock

Last fall, International Technologies Corp., a U.S. Navy contractor, was pounding metal sheets straight down into the lip of a landfill on the southwestern corner of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The metal walls were meant to be a temporary…
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Falling for the Gap

If you walk from the foot of Market Street south along the Embarcadero, you become part of one of the views that keep bringing the tourists back to San Francisco. To your left is the blue of the bay and,…
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School Work Needing Supervision

The public tab continues to run in the bizarre Hunters Point school renovation fiasco. The fracas pits state Sen. Quentin Kopp and the tax vigilantes against San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Waldemar Rojas and Charlie Walker, a builder and…
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Paper Trails

Jordan vs. Jordan: Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers? During the 1991 campaign, Candidate Jordan chortled in the press release that announced endorsements from the African-American community that "You know that I will not appoint some out-of-towner to head the Redevelopment…
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