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Today’s Mission

Public Defender’s office rips Medical Examiner, disputes drug-use as Jeff Adachi’s No. 1 cause of death

With all the pugnacity of its deceased former boss Jeff Adachi, the Public Defender’s office on Wednesday lambasted the city’s Medical Examiner as “dysfunctional and untrustworthy” and claimed “independent” medical analyses confirmed Adachi died of “natural” causes — not  “acute mixed drug (cocaine and ethanol) toxicity,” as the Medical Examiner’s office ruled in March.

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Paneez Kosarian could’ve used her platform for good. Instead, she cast every homeless person as a mentally ill, drug-addicted menace.

It’s a damn shame that Paneez Kosarian was attacked and feared for her life. The terror of physically engaging with an aggressive and deranged person who may be capable of anything is horrifying. I know this personally. 

But it’s also a damn shame that Kosarian has parlayed her victimhood in this way, and is grafting together the wholly unrelated subjects of Austin James Vincent — and this city’s questionable handling of him — and the ongoing plans to provide shelter and treatment to homeless individuals in SoMa. 

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Hot for Marianne Williamson: Unique Democratic presidential hopeful addresses sweltering Mission crowd

On Thursday night Manny Yekutiel walked on stage at his political cafe, Manny’s, held up a mic, and faced a crowd of 350 strong. 

“Who are we here for?” Yekutiel asked them. 

“Marianne!” the crowd yelled back. 

“Are you all hot?” he said.

“Yes!” the crowd shouted back. 

It was, indeed, upwards of 90 degrees in the room and when improbable Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson walked in, the frenetic crowd seemed to make the room just bit hotter as it hooted and cheered. 

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No path out of homelessness for families living in residential hotels, advocates say

Families living in overcrowded and even dangerous Single Room Occupancy hotels (SROs) are no longer considered a priority in the city’s new coordinated entry system for tracking homeless residents, according to housing advocates. Specifically, this impacts approximately 700 families currently living in SROs — places that were initially viewed as temporary lodging but have become long-term solutions.

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What To Do

Fri 23
Fri 23

Venga Empanadas: Noche de Rock Argentino

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 23

Brick & Mortar Music Hall: Derek King

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 23

The Chapel: An Evening With Holly Bowling

August 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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