By HÉLÈNE GOUPIL Twenty frustrated residents and District 9 candidate Eric Storey filled My Corner Cafe on 26th Street and South Van Ness on Thursday to hear Captain Stephen Tacchini and two beat officers answer questions regarding crime, issues with day laborers, and homelessness. “I know everyone is concerned,” Tacchini said. “We’ve had two homicides this week and we had...
by ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH Watching television amid trash bags and people's belongings in a homeless shelter on Capp Street.
By DIANA MONTAÑO To most of the day laborers waiting for work on 26th Street, the urine on Virgil Street can be blamed on the bolos, or drunks. “They have no shame, they don’t care,” said a worker who preferred to remain anonymous, standing with two friends at the corner of 26th and Van Ness, waiting for cars to drive...
Javier Hernandez is crouched beneath a lamppost at the corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez Streets, hiding from the unusually hot 10 a.m. sun by squeezing his body into the thin sliver of shade. He’s been sitting like this for two hours already, moving as the shade moves, waiting for a car to pass by and offer him a job....
Every Wednesday, volunteer Karl Kramer holds morning English classes at La Raza Centro Legal's Day Labor Center.
Anyone got a token? By STEVE SALDIVAR
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New iPhone application targets English-speaking homeowners with Spanish speaking staff. By AMANDA MARTINEZ
Are the Day Laborers headed for Bayshore? En Español
The manager says he has reopened the bathroom for some and that he sometimes buys them pizza or gives them money. En Español
The day laborers slam the manager and want changes in the way they are picking up work at UHAUL.
“It feels really good to have more opportunities here,” said Rafael Lopez. “The census is doing this so we can raise our hand and say we are here.”
One thing you learn here fast. You can’t sit too long in a bar without a guy buying you a drink. You have to be ready to interact.
El pasado jueves, en el Centro Eric Quezada para la Cultura y Política, ubicado en la calle Valencia y 16, se celebró con música, baile y mariachis la unión de varias instituciones del Distrito de la Misión dedicadas a los derechos de los trabajadores inmigrantes. Las festividades marcaron la toma oficial y patrocinio administrativo del programa para jornaleros a través...