Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday condemned the Department of Public Health’s decision to repurpose 41 permanent mental health beds at San Francisco General Hospital into temporary beds for the city’s mentally ill homeless population.Read More
Paulo Morgado, an officer who the San Francisco Police Department fired in 2011 and then had to abruptly rehire in 2017 as the result of a major court case, has been canned again. But in the meantime, he got a big payout and walked away with more than half a million dollars.Read More
SF officials willfully kept 45 beds to house mentally ill empty — but falsely told staff it was because they were ‘on probation’
Licensing body confirms SFGH housing facilities for the mentally ill — with 45 beds left empty and...Read More
A moment later, Gena stepped over and put shots down in front of them. They stared at her, surprised.
“I heard about the break-up,” she said, and walked away.
It’s one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a bar in a long time.Read More
The ideas for the novel took time to nail down. As a bartender, he noticed patrons at El Rio having fewer conversations and spending more time on their phones. One day, while scribbling away with his then-infant daughter sleeping on his chest, the idea for the book finally came to him.Read More
On a recent afternoon, as the 22-Fillmore bus rumbled by every 15 minutes, John “Swan” Ratliff sat hunched over at the 16th and Valencia Muni shelter, taking long drags from a cheap cigarette. To many a passerby, he was just another unhoused old man dying slowly on the streets of San Francisco.Read More
Now home to the Mission’s newest Spanish immersion after-school program, a brightly lit space dedicated to teaching children a new language through simple activities. Calling itself “Aventuras,” its founder and full-time director Carolina Ramirez said it was the result of converging interests over a span of 19 years.Read More
For 20 years, Heartfelt at 434 Cortland Ave. in Bernal had been the go-to place to find a unique gift – everything from a popsicle holder to a flag or a ceramic wall cone – but on Saturday the business will close, citing a sharp decline in sales.Read More
‘Vertical treatment’ program, in which SFGH psych patients were restricted from lying down, is scrapped
Management’s goal in instituting vertical treatment, in Brizzolara’s view, was clear: “Get the ‘riff-raff’ out.” This, she felt, was done with a heavy hand. “The solution to that was, instead of advocating for a place these people could go, a detox center, a place to crash when you’ve done meth for five nights straight, they came up with a policy where people were not allowed to sleep. The vast majority of them were homeless. Homeless people are always sleep deprived.”Read More
“I get more calls from people asking about that building than anything else,” said Mark Kaplan, the realtor whose name and number are posted on a sign on the building.Read More