Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:00PM 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA California Historical Society Headquarters Cost: $10 General Admission, Free for CHS Members, plus one guest per membership. his conversation between Richard Walker, author of Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area, and … More Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area

Excelsior youth say mixed-use housing proposal would feed displacement

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt Youth from the Excelsior District and surrounding areas protested a controversial mixed-use housing proposal Saturday that they said would accelerate gentrification and fuel displacement in the largely working-class neighborhood. Plans to construct 175 units of affordable housing at 4840 Mission St. — the current site of the shuttered … More Excelsior youth say mixed-use housing proposal would feed displacement

The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF

By Dianne de Guzman : sfgate – excerpt The will-they-won’t-they dance of whether a Mission laundromat will be turned into local housing has reached another roadblock in its quest, and this time the developer is threatening a lawsuit. The 75-unit building proposed at the Wash Club situated at 2918 Mission St. recently passed the hurdle … More The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF

Bayer-Monsanto Merger and Stack and Pack housing Is Bad News for the Planet

Op-Ed by Zrants Grapes depend on birds and insects to reproduce. What will we use when the natural pollinators die off? Robotic insects? photo by zrants Merging corporations are a huge threat to every industry, including food production. Ellen Brown generally writes about the economy and public banking. This article, The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for … More Bayer-Monsanto Merger and Stack and Pack housing Is Bad News for the Planet

Why A Laundromat Might be Considered ‘Historic’

By Joe Kukura : sfweekly – excerpt A large housing project is delayed because a laundromat is being considered a “historic resource,” so we looked to see if this claim holds any water. Some San Franciscans’ eyeballs were rolling on spin cycle last week when a 75-unit housing development was delayed four months, so the … More Why A Laundromat Might be Considered ‘Historic’

California’s housing wars just starting

By Editorial Board : sfchronicle – excerpt The Legislature’s long-delayed response to California’s housing crisis narrowly passed in September in a flurry of last-minute nail-biting and arm-twisting. Judging by the reception that has greeted one of the new year’s first housing bills, that was nothing. The legislation, by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would … More California’s housing wars just starting

Panel backs huge project in the SF’s Mission District

By J.K. Dineen : sfgate – excerpt The Planning Commission approved the largest housing development in the history of the Mission District Thursday night, despite over four hours of passionate commentary from residents and artists who said the project would continue to squeeze working families and artists out of the neighborhood. Over the past year, … More Panel backs huge project in the SF’s Mission District