Like the boulders of Clinton Park being rolled off the sidewalk, put back on, taken off again — and now perhaps replaced with bigger boulders — the political tug-of-war between a faction of the Board of Supervisors and Mayor London Breed over reforming San Francisco’s mental health system draws on, as people continue to suffer on the street.Read More
Barring unforeseen lunacy, Tuesday’s Health Commission meeting will feature a discussion of the...Read More
Little-known fact: Stonehenge was actually installed when a group of Neolithic Briton homeowners...Read More
The arrival of twp dozen anti-homeless boulders on Clinton Park, a quaint residential street near Market and Dolores at the cusp of the Mission, has been met with varying degrees of outrage and acceptance in recent days. Yet the question remains: Do these rocks actually deter homeless encampments? Or are they simply a symbol of anti-homeless meanness?Read More
Breaking: SF Health Dept. allowed mental patient to skip waitlist for psych facility — solely to avoid legal scrutiny
Another troubling development at the city’s Behavioral Health Center Under oath, a...Read More
SF Health Department chose to deny services to the mentally ill. This was a management decision. Fixing it can be, too.
Lorraine, who is 80, was apparently given two choices: Leave the Bernal Heights board-and-care...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
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
Fiasco: Behind the mayor and Department of Public Health’s alarming decision to repurpose permanent housing into temporary shelter
Doing away with housing to increase Navigation Center shelter capacity is a move bordering on self-parody.Read More
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.Read More
Fentanyl is killing too many San Franciscans. San Francisco’s homeless policies can actually make things worse.
D-Nice’s hands are shaking, so I take the matchbook and light the barbecue for him. The coals...Read More