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News, The Snitch What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St. citing the neighborhood’s…
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News, The Snitch Tenderloin Nuns Facing Eviction Also Feed Tenants in SRO Owned by Same Landlord

Tenderloin Nuns Facing Eviction Also Feed Tenants in SRO Owned by Same Landlord

Those Tenderloin nuns facing a four-figure rent hike and possible eviction are lauded throughout the neighborhood for feeding the homeless, but the homeless aren’t their only clients. Many tenants of the building next door on Turk Street rely on…
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News, The Snitch The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

Now that the Super Bowl is over (sorry, Panthers fans) and Justin Herman Plaza can return to its usual state, we may ask: How did the city do taking care of the homeless during the big hoopla? Well, a…
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News, The Snitch Affordable Housing Delays Mean a Bigger Bill for the Public

Affordable Housing Delays Mean a Bigger Bill for the Public

It will soon be a smidgen easier to build affordable housing in the city. But a thicket of hazards and roadblocks could still potentially snarl affordable housing developers for years. It’s a painful process, but to some in the…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Lee Says Outreach Workers Gave The Homeless “Alternatives” Before Telling Them To Move

Mayor Lee Says Outreach Workers Gave The Homeless “Alternatives” Before Telling Them To Move

When I asked Mayor Ed Lee to explain his comment last summer that the homeless on the Embarcadero will “have to leave” during the Super Bowl , the first thing he said was, “Well, it’s not surprising that SF…
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News, The Snitch Scenes From Saturday's Protest Marking the Debut of Super Bowl City

Scenes From Saturday's Protest Marking the Debut of Super Bowl City

The Justice For Mario Woods coalition welcomed the NFL to San Francisco in the most quintessentially San Francisco way possible on Saturday: with marching, chanting, and a cadre of police officers in dogged, if sluggish, pursuit. In theory, the…
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News, The Snitch Lessons in Existential Dread From Twitter’s Flight School

Lessons in Existential Dread From Twitter’s Flight School

When the phrase “Twitter Flight School” appeared in my feed this morning, I wondered if the company was somehow going to teach me to pilot an airliner. But, alas, it turned out to be just an online tutorial teaching…
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News, The Snitch Giant, Illegal Super Bowl Ads Will Be Gone By End of Today…Except, Only Part of Them

Giant, Illegal Super Bowl Ads Will Be Gone By End of Today…Except, Only Part of Them

The clock is ticking, and those tower-sized Super Bowl ads downtown are coming down...sort of. City officials did a double-take when the huger-than-huge Verizon and VISA billboards appeared on the sides of Embarcadero Four and One Market Street, respectively.…
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News, Feature Super Bowl's Security Scabs

Super Bowl's Security Scabs

San Francisco's most promin-ent public sector union, the omnipresent, purple-shirted Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West, is seeing red over the Super Bowl. The union alleges that NFL billionaires are bringing irresponsible, non-union security contractors to town with them…
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News, The Snitch Revising SFPD Use of Force Policy Harder and Weirder Than it Sounds

Revising SFPD Use of Force Policy Harder and Weirder Than it Sounds

Last night’s community meeting about the San Francisco Police Department’s use of force policy, held at the Bayview YMCA, featured no arrests, no demonstrations, no “Fire Chief Suhr” chants, and not even any raised voices. Whether there were any great…
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News, The Snitch SF Business Groups Come Out Swinging in Support of the Super Bowl

SF Business Groups Come Out Swinging in Support of the Super Bowl

The Board of Supervisors — or at least Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin, and John Avalos — have been on a week-long counteroffensive against Super Bowl 50, including a proposed resolution (set for an initial vote today) that the city…
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News, The Snitch How Much Time Can We Buy Until High King Tides and a Vanishing Bay Flood Us?

How Much Time Can We Buy Until High King Tides and a Vanishing Bay Flood Us?

Richmond’s Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is a beautiful place to take in a foggy bay morning. Unless you’re having a candid conversation about rising sea levels, in which case that overcast sky starts to look more ominous than peaceful.…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Dangerously Behind the Times on Police Oversight

San Francisco Dangerously Behind the Times on Police Oversight

After many dramatic public vows to reform the San Francisco Police Department’s culture and use of force policies following the Mario Woods shooting, this morning’s City Hall hearing was the first step toward deciding what exactly will be done.  The…
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News, The Snitch West Side Neighbors, Facing Potentially More and Taller Housing, Ask: “What Happened to Planning in This City?”

West Side Neighbors, Facing Potentially More and Taller Housing, Ask: “What Happened to Planning in This City?”

Supervisor Katy Tang sallied forth into her own neighborhood last night to pitch a plan for more and taller housing in the city’s traditionally low-rise western neighborhoods. The measured argument, made to a room of skeptics at the Sunset…
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News, The Snitch Big-Money Condo Tower Presents Itself as a Champion of Working-Class San Franciscans

Big-Money Condo Tower Presents Itself as a Champion of Working-Class San Franciscans

NIMBYs will want to re-up on their blood pressure meds, because San Francisco’s ever-growing skyline may be about to grow a little more. Tishman Speyer, the developers behind the Studio Gang-designed condo tower planned for Folsom Street — you know,…
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News, The Snitch Public Housing Workers Protest in City Hall: We Haven’t Had a Cost of Living Wage Increase in Six Years

Public Housing Workers Protest in City Hall: We Haven’t Had a Cost of Living Wage Increase in Six Years

City Hall was just winding down for the evening last Thursday when dozens of workers from San Francisco’s public housing projects descended on the mayor’s office. They surrounded the door and said they wouldn’t leave until the mayor or his…
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News, The Snitch Bayview Pastor Evicted and Arrested During Latest Standoff With Sheriff's Department [Updated]

Bayview Pastor Evicted and Arrested During Latest Standoff With Sheriff's Department [Updated]

Pastor Yul Dorn, a Bayview resident who stubbornly resisted the foreclosure of his house for almost seven years, was finally and ultimately evicted yesterday morning. On top of that, Dorn was also arrested after he refused to vacate his home,…
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News, The Snitch Hearing About Haight Gas Leaks Turns Into Game of Hot Potato: Who’s to Blame?

Hearing About Haight Gas Leaks Turns Into Game of Hot Potato: Who’s to Blame?

A long train of stupid events pulled into its final station last night with an official postmortem on that infamous Haight Street public works project — the one whose five gas leaks stopped just short of destroying the historic corridor.…
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News, The Snitch For the Second Time in Two Weeks, Bayview Rallies to Block Eviction of Beloved Pastor

For the Second Time in Two Weeks, Bayview Rallies to Block Eviction of Beloved Pastor

Yul Dorn, a pastor, social worker, and lifelong Bayview resident, was supposed to be evicted this morning. About 50 activists, union members, and church members gathered to blockade his home on Las Villas Court and prevent sheriff’s deputies — bodily,…
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News, Sucka Free City Why PG&E Loses Gas in the Winter

Why PG&E Loses Gas in the Winter

Two weeks ago, a gas outage in the small Contra Costa County town of Discovery Bay left thousands without heat during one of the coldest weeks of the year. The cold itself was to blame: After temperatures plummeted to 26…
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