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Chinese residents fear they are targeted by criminals, but the data tells a different story - The San Francisco Examiner

Chinese residents fear they are targeted by criminals, but the data tells a different story - The San Francisco Examiner

For months now, The City’s Chinese community has voiced fear that they’re increasingly targeted by criminals, but data revealed by San Francisco police this week shows it is actually the black community that disproportionately bears the brunt of aggravated assault and sexual assault.That data also shows the broader Asian Pacific Islander community suffers disproportionately fewer robberies, burglaries, aggravated assaults and sexual assaults, compared to their population size in San Francisco.To put it simply: The percentage of crime victims made up of members of the Asian community is far...

September 8, 2019
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Hundreds of SF city workers take on ‘emergency’ roles - The San Francisco Examiner

Hundreds of SF city workers take on ‘emergency’ roles - The San Francisco Examiner

Election staffers aiding the homeless. City public works employees building new medical facilities. Librarians delivering food to the hungry.Hundreds of San Francisco city government workers have been drafted, in essence, as “disaster service workers,” seeing The City slot them into roles on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.A little-known clause in a city worker’s hiring papers allows San Francisco to require them to aid city efforts during a disaster. While most often seen as an essential safety net for our City by the Bay’s most notorious danger — earthquakes — the government...

April 15, 2020
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San Francisco may create city-monitored homeless tent encampments to slow COVID-19 - The San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco may create city-monitored homeless tent encampments to slow COVID-19 - The San Francisco Examiner

Homeless people are among the most likely to die when infected by COVID-19, medical professionals across the nation have said. An infection in The City’s notoriously pervasive homeless population would be a nightmare.San Francisco woke to that nightmare Friday.Mayor London Breed revealed an “outbreak” of COVID-19 at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter, Friday, which infected 68 unhoused people and two staffers.Homeless advocates called it an “explosive catastrophe.” They also used another word for the terrible contamination: predictable. Advocates have been agitating for The City’s...

April 11, 2020
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Mayor nominates SF Bicycle Coalition advocate to SFMTA board - The San Francisco Examiner

Mayor nominates SF Bicycle Coalition advocate to SFMTA board - The San Francisco Examiner

Mayor London Breed has nominated bike advocate Jane Natoli to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, the mayor announced Thursday.Natoli sat on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the politically powerful local bike advocacy organization, from 2018 to 2019, according to the coalition. She is also a board member of the San Francisco LGBT Center and YIMBY Action.Should her nomination be approved by the Board of Supervisors, Natoli would also be the first out transgender person to serve on the SFMTA Board of Directors, , a...

April 16, 2020
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Cost of monthly Muni pass to exceed $100 as fares rise - The San Francisco Examiner

Cost of monthly Muni pass to exceed $100 as fares rise - The San Francisco Examiner

A monthly Muni pass will soon cost more than $100 as part of across the board fare increases approved Tuesday for nearly everyone except those paying in cash.The fare increases, part of the agency’s newly approved budget, were opposed by groups including the Board of Supervisors, City College of San Francisco students, and a coalition of 24 San Francisco organizations including Jobs with Justice San Francisco, Senior and Disability Action, South of Market Community Action Network, Housing Rights Committee San Francisco, Mission Housing, the Coalition on Homelessness, and more.“The income...

April 22, 2020
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So long, farewell: On Guard column ends - The San Francisco Examiner

So long, farewell: On Guard column ends - The San Francisco Examiner

Farewell, dear readers. This ink-stained wretch is hanging up his hat: This is my final On Guard column.My last day at the San Francisco Examiner is Friday, April 24, 2020.It’s hard to type these words. I’ve been mulling how to tell you all for weeks, now.At first, I thought I’d try some too-clever contrivance, like bookending my columns with a call-back to my very first On Guard in 2014, when I . He had helped my own grandfather navigate his buyout in the early 2000s, and just this week I drove up to my grandfather’s old flat in the Castro, above Market on 16th Street.I wrote a letter to...

April 24, 2020
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SF vs. Uber Eats: Service stops food delivery to Treasure Island citing fee cap - The San Francisco Examiner

SF vs. Uber Eats: Service stops food delivery to Treasure Island citing fee cap - The San Francisco Examiner

Uber Eats has ended all food deliveries to Treasure Island, citing Mayor London Breed’s cap on delivery fees.But one city leader has already called the move discriminatory against a community mostly populated by low-income people of color.Breed announced her order to keep app-based delivery fees to 15 percent or less, so small businesses like local restaurants wouldn’t feel the pinch from billionaire companies like Uber, GrubHub or Postmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.In an email to its customers, Uber argued that the cap makes their food delivery business too expensive to deliver out to...

April 24, 2020
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