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News, Feature Maimed Brothers Flee San Francisco Violence

Maimed Brothers Flee San Francisco Violence

Lela Jones said her son Devron could invite friends over while she was gone, as long as he followed one rule: No hanging outside. Her Visitacion Valley block was a hot spot for guys hustling drugs and oftentimes using, and…
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Letters to the Editor

Public Hosing HUD's a dud: As a housing advocate who has been pushing for improved conditions at San Francisco's public housing developments for many years, it is refreshing for me to see the Weekly highlight the atrocious living conditions at…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Not Aging Gracefully Don't blame the Boomers: It's curious that Martin Kuz quotes only marketing authors to defend the Boomer generation against claims of public-policy commentators, who take classic conservative positions. Even odder is his ridicule of…
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News, Matt Smith

Flip That Housing Authority

Late afternoon last Thursday at San Francisco's Soweto, a housing project known as Hunters View, wouldn't ordinarily be described as "troubled," in the sense of being worse than any other evening of any other month or year. Sure, dozens and…
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News, Aim Low

Aim Low

For the better part of a decade, Dorothy Peterson has been skirmishing with AIMCO, a Colorado-based real estate behemoth that bills itself as the "largest owner of apartment homes in the U.S." and boasts a portfolio of some 240,000 apartment…
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News, Matt Smith

S.F. Hosing Authority

Restaurant cook Tyra Huntley remembers waking up the morning after Hurricane Katrina, relieved to find the rains had stopped, the strong winds were dying down, and her children -- Tashara, John, Dewayne, and Whitney -- had enjoyed a fair night's…
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News, Feature The Affordable Housing Disaster

The Affordable Housing Disaster

On May 16, 1998, the Federal government blew up the 576 apartments of the Geneva Towers public housing development, located in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. The dramatic implosion, broadcast on live television, symbolized what had long been recognized as…
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News, Mecklin It's the Housing, Stupid

It's the Housing, Stupid

How the political system works so San Francisco doesn't, Chapter 12,432: In May, San Francisco's school district embarked on a plan to build some housing for teachers on the grounds of a new school on the city's west side. This…
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News, Feature

The Housing Authority's Dirty Dozen

Info:Correction Date: 08/05/1998 Info: The Housing Authority's Dirty Dozen Twelve convicted drug dealers and other major felons have recently been employed by the San Francisco Housing Authority. But are there even more criminals on the public payroll? By David Pasztor…
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News, Feature

Seven Steps to Nowhere

The money Ora Nance Lewis borrowed to repair her home is a small piece of the approximately $1.5 million in grant funds made available to San Fran-ciscans each year through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Lewis'…
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Ghetto Blasting

First came the paint crews and barbecue. Next comes a legal arsenal -- wiretaps and undercover buys, evictions, civil stay-away orders, and criminal injunctions. S.F.'s public housing, a largely decrepit and hostile home to 30,000 people, is about to come…
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Dog Bites

Stuffed Under a Mattress? The San Francisco Housing Authority is having trouble locating $5.5 million of its funds, and it doesn't appear too interested in finding it, says Barrie Stewart, the Housing Authority's director of finance. The vaporous quality of…
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Rooms With a View

The Rev. Willie Carter and Peter Byrne stand in the middle of the West Point cul-de-sac up at Hunters View, one of the largest public housing projects in the city. Since August of last year, they've been sprucing up the…
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Paper Trails

A Citizen's Guide A month ago, I penned for this paper a cynical but true guide to "How to Lie, Cheat, and Steal Your Way to Influence at City Hall -- Legally." This week, I'd like to offer its antidote:…
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