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While our hypocritical mayor vows to reduce homeless population, city eyes cutting shelter beds

During his Jan. 13 State of the City speech, Mayor Gavin Newsom depicted a city that would defy economic catastrophe and brush aside a projected $522 million deficit in order to somehow dramatically reduce homelessness during his final two years…
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News, Bay View The Tenderloin's Burden

The Tenderloin's Burden

A proposal to open a 100-bed shelter for homeless families in the Tenderloin has spawned a debate that strikes at the heart of the neighborhood's recent attempts at economic revitalization. While shelter opponents say the neighborhood already plays host to…
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The Last Homeless Story

It was just over a decade ago that they first appeared, in their dirty clothes with their outstretched hands, at the margins of the modern American mind. Hard to imagine, now, that there was a time when they weren't here,…
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