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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: A Mystery Inside an Enigma

Millennial Problems: A Mystery Inside an Enigma

Millennials can be a study in a lot of things, but maybe none better than contradictions. The world’s most annoying generation thinks the best places to live in the U.S. are New York City and San Francisco, yet their…
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News, The Snitch SF Next Target For New Player In Short-Term Rental Game

SF Next Target For New Player In Short-Term Rental Game

There’s a new app in the short-term rental marketplace and it arrived in San Francisco this week. What could possibly go wrong? According to this story, and this one, and this one, absolutely nothing! It’s just 100 percent awesomeness. Overnight is apparently the…
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News, The Snitch Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

In tech, angels are people with deep pockets who fund startups. In the real world, people who do actual good with their money often receive the same heavenly moniker. With nothing more than a checkbook and a good heart,…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: Expectations vs. Reality

Millennial Problems: Expectations vs. Reality

It’s hard enough for millennials to spend most of their day buried in mobile technology, so it’s no wonder many of them are ignorant to the fact that it’s darn expensive to be a property owner in San Francisco. But…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist #ShelterJake: Bleak Prospects for Housing for the Wheelchair-Bound in S.F.

#ShelterJake: Bleak Prospects for Housing for the Wheelchair-Bound in S.F.

It’s hard finding a place to live in San Francisco. This fact has dominated headlines for years now, and with no new housing innovations gracing the city’s unsheltered masses, it’s bound to stay this way for some time. There’s another…
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News, The Snitch 99-Year-Old in Eviction Fight Can Stay; Might Have To Pay $100k

99-Year-Old in Eviction Fight Can Stay; Might Have To Pay $100k

A bit of good news emerged Tuesday in one of the sadder eviction stories to hit San Francisco in recent years — and, as everyone knows, these stories rarely end well — even if it reinforced the notion that…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: The Me Paradox and The Dick in a Box

Millennial Problems: The Me Paradox and The Dick in a Box

You don’t have to be a millennial to love a good life hack. But if you are a millennial, simply being content with your novel discovery will never do. The world must know the level of awesomeness with which you…
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News, The Snitch Report: 80 Percent of Airbnb Listings Could Violate S.F. City Law

Report: 80 Percent of Airbnb Listings Could Violate S.F. City Law

Airbnb is regulated under San Francisco city law, rules Airbnb had a hand in creating. But Airbnb continues to violate those rules, allowing unregistered hosts to list their homes on the site and allowing entire housing units to  be used…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Housing Moratorium Succeeds Where SF Failed, But Will It Matter?

Oakland Housing Moratorium Succeeds Where SF Failed, But Will It Matter?

As San Francisco passed a first-in-the-nation family leave ordinance on Tuesday — meaning all parents, not just public employees, can take six weeks of paid leave after reproducing — Oakland was making its own political waves, getting involved in the housing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ten Tidbits from Jane Kim's Talk at the Tenderloin Museum

Ten Tidbits from Jane Kim's Talk at the Tenderloin Museum

At lunchtime on the first Monday of every month, The Tenderloin Museum hosts a guest speaker. Former Mayor Willie Brown led off the series in March, while yesterday, it was Sup. Jane Kim's turn. In the hour-long discussion (moderated…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Told Chronicle About New Homeless Center Before Supe, Neighborhood

Mayor Told Chronicle About New Homeless Center Before Supe, Neighborhood

The San Francisco Chronicle is in the know — so in the know that the city's main major daily newspaper knew about Mayor Ed Lee's plans to put a new Navigation Center in a Mid-Market hotel notorious for poor…
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News, The Snitch Massive Ellis Act Eviction, Possibly City's Biggest-Ever, at Mid-Market Lofts

Massive Ellis Act Eviction, Possibly City's Biggest-Ever, at Mid-Market Lofts

The saga of 1049 Market Street — affordable live-work lofts populated by artists, photographers, and musicians near Civic Center — just took another turn, after the landlord there filed what activists say is the biggest Ellis Act eviction in…
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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 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 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 Why Dense Development Might Make the Housing Crisis Worse

Why Dense Development Might Make the Housing Crisis Worse

Good news if you’re in a NIMBYish mood of late: A new study from Chapman University in Orange County gives you the anti-Manhattanization rationale you’ve been waiting for. In “Building Cities For People,” author Joel Kotkin, a former San…
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News, The Snitch Bayview Teachers Are Hosting A BBQ Fundraiser to Save Their Barnyard House

Bayview Teachers Are Hosting A BBQ Fundraiser to Save Their Barnyard House

Jen Devine and her roommates have seven days to scrounge up $18,000 or risk losing their home. So they’re doing what anyone would do: Having a barbecue. Oh, and you’re invited. Devine and her four housemates, who include a part-time…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco’s Future Looks A Lot Like L.A.’s Status Quo

San Francisco’s Future Looks A Lot Like L.A.’s Status Quo

Last week, real estate database Zillow released a list of the 10 most valuable housing markets in the country — as expressed by the sum total of all home values (in tax terms) in the city — as well as…
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News, The Snitch South Beach Tenants Fight to Save Affordable Housing

South Beach Tenants Fight to Save Affordable Housing

Yesterday morning, affordable housing tenants launched their latest salvo in what has become a high-profile fight to remain in San Francisco — the city that just won’t stop getting more expensive. At high noon, about forty community members, activists,…
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News, The Snitch School District Announces Plan to Recruit New Teachers to SF

School District Announces Plan to Recruit New Teachers to SF

  They've admitted that some children will be left…
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