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A project that would have provided affordable homes for 120 low-income seniors and 30 seniors who have experienced homelessness was proposed at Forest Hill Christian Church but dropped in the face of neighborhood opposition and other challenges. (File photo by Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SB 899 puts faith into action to rectify California housing shortage

By Lucie Bacho A few months ago, my minister approached me about…

A project that would have provided affordable homes for 120 low-income seniors and 30 seniors who have experienced homelessness was proposed at Forest Hill Christian Church but dropped in the face of neighborhood opposition and other challenges. (File photo by Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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City leaders pledge to reject SFPOA support

We are current and former government officials in San Francisco. We declare…

(Kevin N. Hume)
The Balboa Reservoir project will be a huge benefit to the community

The Balboa Reservoir project will be a huge benefit to the community

I am a resident of Ingleside and I live across the street…

The Balboa Reservoir project will be a huge benefit to the community
Frederick Douglass Plaza on Pierce Street honors the former slave whose 1845 autobiography and leadership helped propel the abolition movement. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Benson)

Reconsidering our heroes and history

Restoring Frederick Douglass Plaza would show that we have learned from history

Frederick Douglass Plaza on Pierce Street honors the former slave whose 1845 autobiography and leadership helped propel the abolition movement. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Benson)
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California’s inaction on COVID-19 amounts to a death sentence for prisoners

In early 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that placed…

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The Balboa Reservoir site has been used as parking for the City College of San Francisco community for years. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Board of Supervisors should say no to the Balboa Reservoir project

By Jean Barish and Wynd Kaufman The proposed 1,100-unit housing development on…

The Balboa Reservoir site has been used as parking for the City College of San Francisco community for years. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
450,000 new homes for the Bay Area —where will they go, and who will decide?

450,000 new homes for the Bay Area —where will they go, and who will decide?

By Debra Ballinger and Poncho Guevara Last month, the State of California…

450,000 new homes for the Bay Area —where will they go, and who will decide?
2008 offers key lessons for COVID recession

2008 offers key lessons for COVID recession

Austerity and budget cuts are not the best response to a recession

2008 offers key lessons for COVID recession
A lawsuit settlement with UC Hastings calls for the city to remove 70 percent of the tents in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Street sweeps endanger the health of the homeless

By Diane Qi, Rani Mukherjee, Kamran Abri As demands for justice in…

A lawsuit settlement with UC Hastings calls for the city to remove 70 percent of the tents in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
What kind of world will we leave behind for our children?

What kind of world will we leave behind for our children?

By Gina M. Fromer Most people are surprised when I tell them…

What kind of world will we leave behind for our children?
Protect public health by stopping the pipeline into immigration detention

Protect public health by stopping the pipeline into immigration detention

Our patient’s voice trembled as she shared how her husband was released…

Protect public health by stopping the pipeline into immigration detention
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Proposed ordinance could keep hotels closed, hurt environment and worse

By Thomas J. Baltimore The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact…

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COVID must not divert us from HIV and hepatitis elimination

COVID must not divert us from HIV and hepatitis elimination

By William Remak COVID-19 is devastating the health of Americans — and…

COVID must not divert us from HIV and hepatitis elimination
The India Basin project includes plans for a new 8-acre park. (Courtesy SF Rec and Park)

For low income San Franciscans, health and recovery means prioritizing our parks

By Tyrone Mullins and Joyce Armstrong This November, San Francisco voters will…

The India Basin project includes plans for a new 8-acre park. (Courtesy SF Rec and Park)
San Francisco Police officers stand guard outside SFPD headquarters along Third Street in Mission Bay as hundreds of students arrive during a Black Lives Matter march on Thursday, June 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Breed is right: It’s time to defund police and reinvest in public safety

By Alexander Post In the wake of the brutal murder of George…

San Francisco Police officers stand guard outside SFPD headquarters along Third Street in Mission Bay as hundreds of students arrive during a Black Lives Matter march on Thursday, June 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Recognizing a Black American holiday with a Juneteenth parade is not enough to change centuries’-old systemic racial inequalities.

A Juneteenth call to action

As a young Black man, I feel elated that large private sector…

Recognizing a Black American holiday with a Juneteenth parade is not enough to change centuries’-old systemic racial inequalities.
The Hartland Hotel is one of many SROs around The City that provide permanent supportive housing. (Lola Chase/ S.F. Examiner)

Tenants in supportive housing urgently need rent relief

By the #30 Right Now Coalition We are living in a tumultuous,…

The Hartland Hotel is one of many SROs around The City that provide permanent supportive housing. (Lola Chase/ S.F. Examiner)
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COVID-19 and the physicians we need

Pandemic highlights demand for racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse health care workforce

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COVID-19 crisis shows need to close digital divide

State legislature should keep funding for alternative education programs such as Calbright College

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Stopping the ‘avalanche of evictions’

Stopping the ‘avalanche of evictions’

The City needs to step up for renters post-COVID

Stopping the ‘avalanche of evictions’