Special Projects

The Department of Public Works storage facility is located at 2323 Cesar Chavez St.  Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Property of San Francisco Homeless Routinely Disappeared by City

Despite a large number of well-publicized sweeps and routine cleanups of homeless encampments throughout the city, records on file with the Department of Public Works show that city cleaning crews only picked up and preserved the personal belongings of 23 homeless people over a six-month period.   Since February, two major homeless settlements underneath the Division Street and the Cesar Chavez...
Workers at Golden Gate Meat Company break down hundreds of pounds of brisket. (PHOTOS BY MARK KURLYANDCHIK.)

Mapping the Mission’s Meat

For Sarah Agudo, “Where’s the beef?” isn’t nearly as important a question as “Where’s the beef from?” For the last year and a half, Agudo has been asking Mission District restaurants the second question, along with inquiries about their pork, lamb, rabbit and poultry. It started in the summer of 2012, when the pescetarian was on her way to dinner...