Leila Day

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5:33pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Growing number of San Francisco landlords not renting

vacant apartment
Adelie Freyja Annabel Under CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/legalcode

We often hear how the rent in San Francisco is some of the priciest in the country, but there are also just not enough places for people to live.

The mayor’s office has asked city officials to speed up the lengthy permitting process in efforts to increase the housing supply. But some say that the supply already exists -- that thousands of units are simply being kept off the market. Some estimate up to 10,000 of these units exist. Many sit unrented because tenants are proving too risky an investment for some property owners.

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5:00pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line

Pernilla Persson

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On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the block where there’s constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria which for now has been turned into a dance floor. 

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6:38pm

Tue March 25, 2014
Education

San Francisco elementary school PTA debates how to use funds

A child buys tickets at the Halloween-Día de los Muertos fundraiser for Junipero Serra Elementary in Bernal Heights. The event netted $3,000 for the PTA.
Tearsa Joy Hammock San Francisco Public Press

In 2011, the latest year that data is available, parents at San Francisco elementary schools collectively raised over five million dollars for their kids’ schools. More than half of that money was raised by only ten elementary schools in a district of 71.

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5:30pm

Thu March 20, 2014

5:42pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Balancing being Mommy and Nanny

Leila Day


 

 

Lupita Espinoza can often be seen pushing a stroller up one of those steep San Francisco hills that many of us try to avoid. She can’t avoid it, though -- it’s the way to work.

“I am very lucky that I have a nice family -- they have been flexible with me,” she says.

She looks after two children at once, both 3-year-olds, a girl and a boy. Today she’s taken them to Precita Park, near their house, to play in the sandbox. Lupita is the little girl’s nanny; the little boy is her son, Orlando. She brings him along while she works. Since her own child is getting some of her attention, the girl’s parents pay her less than they might otherwise.

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