Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Feb 21 2017 - 12:21pm
The Mission Bay campus of the University of California-San Francisco, will soon expand. Community groups are asking it to offset the impact from that and other recent development by helping pay for new transit, parking, open space and other amenities.
Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Feb 9 2017 - 8:00am
Ten years after it was launched, Healthy San Francisco today predominantly serves Spanish speakers and people living in the city’s southeast neighborhoods. Because some clients may be here illegally, city officials have vowed to shield them if the Trump administration launches a deportation campaign.
We recently caught up with Nate Kauffman, a landscape architecture and urban planning consultant whose work focuses on sea level rise adaptation, at a presentation at the Exploratorium on how cities can better manage development along the waterfront. The talk’s setting was apt: The science museum focused on children’s education sits on stilts just a few feet above the San Francisco Bay along the Embarcadero, a facility almost sure to be flooded within 100 years.
Kevin Stark, San Francisco Public Press — Jan 30 2017 - 6:00am
The vision of a future San Francisco buttressed by dikes, levees and seawalls over coming decades is being overshadowed by an increasingly accepted alternative: moving away from the waterfront. Some experts argue that physical barriers offer only the illusion of protection and that cities should accept that some neighborhoods will need to be abandoned.
There’s good news in the San Francisco Unified School District. It is succeeding in educating students in multiple languages, producing citizens and workers who are better equipped to navigate a cosmopolitan global economy compared with the rest of the country.
For almost two decades, the San Francisco school district mostly ignored Proposition 227, which emphasized English-only instruction. Today, with the passage of Proposition 58, the city stands as a leader in bilingual education while much of the rest of the state catches up.
Education or deportation? That’s one startling question we are grappling with as San Francisco becomes more of a political outlier in the aftermath of the 2016 elections. The imminent need for documenting this divergence makes our jobs as independent local journalists more important than ever.
Esta es una cuestión alarmante con la que estamos lidiando a medida que San Francisco se vuelve un elemento en la periferia política como consecuencia de las elecciones de 2016. La inminente necesidad de documentar esta divergencia hace que nuestra labor como periodistas locales independientes sea más importante que nunca.
Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Jan 17 2017 - 5:17pm
San Francisco officials have created a new legislative committee solely for dealing with the local consequences of the Trump administration’s actions. Among the committee’s top concerns: protect beneficiaries of the city’s health care program.
Helena Ong, San Francisco Public Press — Dec 14 2016 - 6:19pm
The election of Donald Trump has cast a pall of fear and uncertainty after passage of Proposition N, as local stakeholders scramble to figure out how to enable the city’s undocumented immigrant residents to vote for members of the Board of Education without increasing their risk of deportation, which the president-elect has threatened.
San Francisco voters narrowly passed Proposition Q, creating new policies for how the city clears tent encampments where homeless people live. But that law may be a nonstarter, because there is virtually no indoor shelter available to get tent dwellers off city streets.
Nearly a third of the campaign contributions in Tuesday’s election for Superior Court judge come from San Francisco’s legal community. This raises concerns about potential conflicts of interest or bias — or just the appearance of impropriety.
Since 2003, the San Francisco Unified School District has raised more than $1 billion for school construction and improvements. But because of aging buildings, technology upgrades and projected enrollment growth, even more money will be needed before long.
Since 1948, every San Francisco mayor but one has appointed at least two people to vacancies on the Board of Supervisors. Incumbency has proven crucial, with nearly 80 percent being subsequently elected. On Nov. 8, voters will decide if they want to take back some power from the mayor's office.