Government & Non Profits

Government & Non Profits

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SF Mission Graduates Receive Surprise Scholarship Through Community Fundraiser

Four graduating seniors at John O’Connell High School were surprised to find out during their May 25 graduation ceremony that they had been chosen as the recipients of a scholarship totaling $10,000. The money came from local business...
Voting graffiti found on 16th Street.

SF Mission Voters “Feel the Bern” as Registration Deadline Nears

With the June 7 primary two weeks away, those wishing to vote in the California elections must register by midnight on Monday and if  a two-hour-long walk through the Mission District Friday is of any...
City and community leaders discuss strategies and tools in addressing the preservation of communities subjected to gentrification during a workshop at  the Mission's Galeria de la Raza on April 18. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Community Leaders Strategize Against Displacement

Leaders from three different communities razed by displacement shared their experiences and offered ideas on policy-based strategies to thwart gentrification in a day-long workshop hosted at the Mission’s Galeria de la Raza on Monday. Though...
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi called for a state investigation into police practices during an April 13 press conference at City Hall. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Looks to State for Help with Reforming Police Policies

Following a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris last week, Public Defender Jeff Adachi vowed to continue demanding a state investigation into the practices of the San Francisco Police Department, which he said are...
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Tenant Advocates Denounce Startup Offering Buyout Services

Rent Masters, a startup offering to help tenants willing to move out of rent-controlled housing figure out what they would be owed in buyout money, came under fire last week by the city’s housing rights community. In...
Carlos and Rubie Navarro, shown here with their lawyer Salvatore Timpano (center), are seeking financial assistance to afford their increased rent at Navarro’s Martial Arts Academy & Gym.  Photo courtesy of Rubie Navarro.

Supervisors Rush to Fund Legacy Businesses’ Preservation

By this summer, San Francisco’s new Legacy Business Preservation Fund is slated to start giving long-time establishments financial assistance to weather the city’s harsh real estate market. That’s not soon enough for Supervisors David Campos...