San Francisco

4:47pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Politics

Nine ideas to solve San Francisco's housing crisis

Heather Stewart of Boxouse stands in front of her shipping container home
SF Public Press

San Francisco's housing crisis has been making headlines for a while now. It’s hard to avoid the numerous news reports on skyrocketing rent prices, controversial evictions, or horror stories of terrible housing situations. But, there’s been far less coverage of what actual solutions there might be for these issues.

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3:59pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Technically illegal: How thousands of property owners and renters are breaking the law

A demonstrator protests the short-term rentals of apartments in a building where residents have been evicted.
David Zlutnick

Activists gathered in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, last month, to call attention to part of the city’s housing crisis. They got together around a three-unit apartment building where flats are rented out to vacationers through an online broker. The protesters plastered the building with green stickers that said the tourist rentals there are illegal.

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1:40pm

Wed August 20, 2014
Out In The Bay 8-21-14

A Gay History: "For My Brothers"

For My Brothers

The wild and crazy times of gay male life in San Francisco during the 70's and 80's are told in this memoir from someone who lived through them, miraculously. Marilyn talks with author Mark Abramson about his book, "For My Brothers." Thursday, August 21st, 2014. 7:00pm Pacific. 

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5:28pm

Thu August 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Multi Ethnic Theater: Finding common ground through theater

Cast of Multi Ethnic Theater's "Jitney": (front row L-R) Vernon Medearis, Charles Johnson, Bennie Lewis, Fabian Herd, Robin Hughes; (back row, L-R) Trevor Lawrence, David Stewart, Stuart Elwyn Hall, Anthony Pride

 

In the garage of a house in San Francisco’s Excelsior district, rehearsal is underway. In the space where a car would normally go is a stage set: a table and chairs, a desk, a beat-up blue couch, and an old-fashioned pay phone hanging from a wall. 

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5:18pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

KALW goes to National Night Out

Csaba Bessenyei dressed up as Spider-Man.
Lisa Carmack

Tuesday night was the 31st year of National Night Out, an event that aims to help prevent crime by encouraging people get to know their neighbors and strengthen their communities. We sent reporters out to National Night Out gatherings all over the Bay Area to see what was going on.

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