Government & Non Profits

Government & Non Profits

City workers speak with homeless individuals at an encampment. Photo by Rajiv Rao

City Clears Homeless Encampment on Division Street

San Francisco crews have completely removed the encampments that previously stretched along Division Street from Mission to Harrison streets and beyond, leaving behind signs and barriers to prevent homeless campers from returning to the area. The sweep, which...
Selina Rodriguez, 19, uses a computer with a city-provided ethernet connection at the Valencia Gardens Computer Center.

Google Reveals Plans to Tap into SF’s Fiber Cables

Google announced plans last week to bring high-speed broadband internet to San Francisco to serve disconnected communities throughout the city by plugging in public and low-income properties at no cost to residents. The company will use...
A tech shuttle on 24th and Valencia St. during one of the protests in which demonstrators blocked buses.

SF Supes Adopt Deal for Commuter Shuttle Program

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to dismiss an appeal calling for an environmental review of the city’s commuter shuttle program. Instead, the Board approved several major modifications to the program including limiting the...
SFMTA has removed several bus stops along Mission Street to replace them with parking and make the buses run faster. Photo by Laura Wenus

Commuters Voice Mixed Feelings About Mission St. Changes

San Francisco’s Mission Street is undergoing significant transformation in the coming months, but there is skepticism among drivers and bus riders that the changes will be for the better. As of last Friday, several bus...
Rendering of what Mission Street may look like soon via SFMTA

Heads Up: Major Traffic Changes Coming to Mission St.

Transit riders and drivers alike should brace themselves for some significant changes coming to Mission Street’s traffic rules, some coming as early as this month. As of Friday, 14 and 49 buses have eliminated stops at 15th, 19th, 21st...
Student's participating in a five-week free coding course hosted at Mission Economic Development Agency on 19th and Mission Streets. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Students Hack into Tech with Mission Coding Course

As the San Francisco Unified School District works to implement a mandated computer science curriculum into classrooms citywide, local organizations are looking to address what they say is a serious shortcoming in the city’s classroom-to-career...
Tracy Parent of the Community Land Trust introduces Rene Yañez, one of the tenants whose evictions was halted as a result of the purchase.

SF Nonprofits Seal Deal to Keep Tenants in Place

The San Francisco Community Land Trust and the Mission Economic Development Agency today announced the conclusion of a deal in the works since last summer that will preserve five multi-unit buildings citywide, two of them...
Poet and San Francisco staple Diamond Dave Whitaker was recognized on February 2 by the Board of Supervisors, who declared the day in his honor. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Legendary SF Mission Radio Host Honored by City

Diamond Dave Whitaker remembers the first time he stepped foot into San Francisco’s city hall some six decades ago. “It was 1957, and I was in seventh heaven,” said Whitaker. At 19, he had just...
Mark Zuckerberg's 21st Street residence.

Some Neighbors Say Zuckerberg Security Hogs Parking

A not-so-neighborly letter circulating amongst Mark Zuckerberg’s Mission District neighbors entangles the Facebook CEO in an issue that many San Franciscans generally do not take lightly – parking spaces. Some residents of Liberty Hill, where Zuckerberg bought his...