What are safe streets? Mayoral task force looks for ways to protect people in San Francisco — from the homeless By Amanda Witherell The San Francisco Streets and Neighborhoods workgroup, convened by Mayor Gavin Newsom, sat down to its seventh meeting Sept. 9 "to analyze and understand the key issues impacting safety on our streets … Continue reading What are safe streets?
The price of the sweeps Cracking down on the homeless costs taxpayers millions By Amanda Witherell The number of homeless individuals slapped with quality-of-life citations and the cost to the city of processing those citations reached new highs in the past 14 months, according to a study released by Religious Witness with Homeless People. San … Continue reading The price of the sweeps
Pink-paint hate A bizarre antigay hate crime stuns SF's premier public high school — and the administration tries to keep it quiet By Amanda Witherell It was a little after 6 o'clock on the morning of Sept. 21 when Naomi Okada arrived to start her day at Lowell High School. The Japanese language teacher is … Continue reading Pink-paint hate