Friday, September 23, 2016

Keeping Communities Intact

It may be too little too late, but HUD approval of resident preference in housing low income seniors is a step in the right direction. What is needed, however, is a major federal initiative to build low income housing for the millions of Americans displaced by venture capitalists. That, and a New Deal-type comprehensive mobilization of federal resources to provide public work alternatives for those unable to find market sector opportunities.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Marijuana General

Marin General Hospital is poised to be first in California to allow medical marijuana use by patients.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Borders

Autumn at the Presidio features a Home Land Security Exhibition.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Othello, Finally

After 23 years in prison, Dameion Brown will star in Marin Shakespeare Company's production of Othello--a role he coveted since age 14, when, due to Southern race relations, he was denied.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bernal Heights Revisited

Precita Park by streetcar photos (1915-1945).

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

State of Mind

Poverty can drive you crazy, but chances are, that if you're poor, you won't get mental health care.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Crocodile Tears

Poverty-pimping, San Francisco style, is a class act. As in ruling class concern for the displaced and homeless after eight years of aggressive loan fraud, evisceration of rent control, and heartless evictions by the venture capital and real estate industry many politicians laid down for.

Now, after hundreds of thousands of working poor and the welfare class have been driven from the Bay Area, top politicians are pimping poverty and displacement to HUD, no doubt looking for major bailout slush funds down the road. Crocodile tears, indeed.