Government & Non Profits

Karoleen Feng of MEDA describes the findings of a survey of parents around the Mission at Buena Vista Horace Mann Thursday evening. Photo by Laura Wenus

Rising Costs Hit Teachers Hard

Linda Perez, a teacher at Buena Vista Horace Mann, shares her home with nine people — only two of them are family members. Frank Lara teaches fourth grade at the same school and has crashed...

Poll Workers Optimistic About Voter Turnout

Attendants at polling sites around the Mission were optimistic about voter turnout this afternoon. At Hua Zang Si temple on 22nd Street, poll workers said voters had been lining up outside the polling site before it...
Rally to support a budget appropriation for PreP. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Politicians Rally for a Pill to Prevent HIV Infection

After a rally today outside of City Hall to support a budget appropriation to increase funds for greater accessibility to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection), Supervisor Scott Wiener acknowledged he had been slightly anxious leading...
Rendering of the plans for 490 South Van Ness. Image courtesy Forum Design Architects.

Condo Project Delayed Again as Commish Agrees the Developer Must Talk to Marshall Parents

“It’s been a long, long process,” said pro-development advocate Sean Keighran of the hotly contested 490 South Van Ness condo development at today’s Planning Commission meeting.  And it will be even longer.  The project, which...