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Mary Rees

 

You’ll find homeless vendors selling the Street Spirit newspaper in front of grocery stores, restaurants and post offices across the East Bay.

Mary Rees

 

Street Spirit reporter Dan McMullan greets a friend at People’s Park in Berkeley.

Larkin Street Youth Services

  On the June 28th edition of Your Call, we continue our week-long series about the homeless crisis in San Francisco. Today we’re broadcasting live from Larkin Street Youth Services in the Tenderloin.

 

Being homeless means it's a daily challenge to get your basic needs met: eating, bathing and using the bathroom. For many women, one extra challenge arises every month when they get their period. 

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On the next Your Call, we’ll kick off a week-long series looking at the homeless crisis in San Francisco. On June 29th, more than 70 Bay Area news media organizations will come together for an unprecedented day of homeless coverage. 

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
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San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments // SF Examiner

"San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments and empower police officers to remove them within 24 hours.

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Steve Rhodes

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Oakland Mayor: Police Culture is 'Toxic,' 'Macho,' and 'Disgusting' // East Bay Express

 

“’We are hell bent on rooting out this disgusting culture,’ said a visibly angry Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a Friday evening press conference.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
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Daily News Roundup for Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jun 9, 2016
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Builders Pierce California’s Environmental Shield With New Weapon: The Ballot // NY Times

Every morning in the Tenderloin, when people all around San Francisco are starting to wake up, around 30 people gather at St. Boniface Church, waiting to go sleep. This is the story of one morning.

5/24: Stories from San Francisco

May 24, 2016
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Your Call: Media coverage of homelessness

May 19, 2016

  On the May 20th edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of homelessness in California.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Apr 12, 2016
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Yahoo: Why would Daily Mail or anyone else buy net firm? // BBC News

“Recently, there have been more stories about Yahoo shutting bits of its business than celebrating successes.

“The firm's own internet services are now valued to be worth a fraction of its stake in the e-commerce giant Alibaba.”

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Think it’s hard to find affordable housing in Silicon Valley? Imagine what it’s like to try to find an affordable place to put an entire homeless shelter.

 

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There’s been a 45 percent increase in mental health-related calls to BART police since 2011. When officers don’t know what to do, they call Armando Sandoval.

Are tiny homes a solution to homelessness?

Mar 23, 2016
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Last month, San Francisco city workers cleared a large tent encampment of homeless people on Division Street.  Citing complaints about urine, feces and blocked sidewalks, the city’s Public Health Department declared the area unsafe and a public health hazard.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

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Bay Area reservoirs still far from full: Conservation experts hope that drought lessons last // San Mateo Daily Journal

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016
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City Workers Begin Clearing Division Street Homeless Despite 72-Hour Notice // CBS SF Bay Area

“Residents of a large homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco were given 72-hours notice to relocate Tuesday, but many people said they were being forced to move immediately.

On the February 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Super Bowl.

CAL TABUENA-FROLLI

 

Bay Area Book World Breaking News!  

Daily News Roundup for Monday, January 25 2016

Jan 25, 2016
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San Francisco to Expand Health Insurance Support // New America Media

"The cost of living in San Francisco is so distorted that several thousand city residents who became eligible for health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act almost two years ago still go without insurance, forgo care they need, or use free services intended for the poor.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

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Richmond: Developer wants residents, not city, to decide on housing project // Contra Costa Times

“A prominent Richmond developer who has failed to get city support for his latest housing project wants residents to decide the matter through a ballot measure next year.”

Daily news roundup for Monday, September 21st, 2015

Sep 21, 2015
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Tech bus drivers forced to live in cars to make ends meet // SF Chronicle

"Scott Peebles drives employees to their jobs at Apple, the wealthiest tech company in the world, yet he can’t afford a place to live."

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, Semptember 3, 2015

Sep 3, 2015
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California's Katrina is coming // Wired

 

"California's always been for dreamers. Dreams of gold brought the forty-niners. Easy seasons and expansive arable acreage brought farmers, dreaming of an agricultural paradise. Fame, natural beauty, and the hang-loose cultural mosaic have brought dreaming millions to the state where summer never seems to end.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26, 2015
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How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem // SF Gate

"While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that 'the homeless must leave the street' for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the million or so people who have to walk a few blocks or a few miles in the city every day.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5, 2015
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Search in forest for missing S.F. teacher turns up body // SF Gate

 

“An investigation is under way to determine whether the body of a man found off of a trail west of Slate Mountain is that of a San Francisco teacher who went missing in the El Dorado National Forest.

 

The Black Sheep

Jun 23, 2015

 

The next time you're in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, if you look carefully you’ll see a symbol of this support: a black cross drawn in marker. It’s the coat of arms for the Black Sheep, the area’s unofficial homeless first aid squad.

 

San Francisco is considered a national leader in pro-environmental policy, advocacy, and education. And while the City is a pioneer in recycling it may be getting tougher on street recyclers who scavenge from blue bins throughout the city.

Street recycling is a growing underground economy. And it is illegal. In 2012, Supervisor Christina Olague requested a hearing looking into how much money the City was losing because of scavengers, as well as ways to prevent the practice. Ben Trefny had the story.

This story by originally aired on March 29, 2012.

There are at least 7,000 homeless people in San Francisco each night, and only enough shelter space to house a small fraction of them. This is one of the reasons San Francisco recently held the first Town Hall to End Homelessness in which city officials and community leaders renewed their commitment to do just that.

But if you’re going to talk ways to end homelessness in San Francisco, why not start by talking to the people with the most experience?

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mar 24, 2015

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Oakland Mural Artists Create a Mural Project to Honor Women Affected By Violence // Oakland North

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