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Gay teen shelter closure helps span city budget gap

Monica Jensen, SF Public Press — Jan 27 2010 - 1:47pm

The Ark House, a faith-based shelter for black gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, may shut its doors March 1 if the Department of Health’s proposed cuts are approved. The program’s closure, which is expected to save the city more than $400,000 a year, is one of a handful the city hopes to enact in the middle of its fiscal year to balance the budget. The projected deficit for the year starting in July is $522.2 million.

Citywide vaccine clinic plans began years ago

Monica Jensen and Jon Kawamoto, SF Public Press — Dec 24 2009 - 12:52pm
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The plans for Tuesday's vaccine clinic, in which thousands of San Franciscans received swine flu shots, had been in the works for years, according to a spokeswoman for the city Department of Public Health.

Supervisors: holidays a bad time to lay off city workers

Monica Jensen, The Public Press — Nov 25 2009 - 5:59pm

More than 500 low-wage city workers threatened with job and pay cuts this fall received a holiday-themed reprieve Tuesday, as the Board of Supervisors delayed layoffs in the hopes of finding federal and state funds to prevent cutbacks.

City finds millions to rehire laid-off nurses, clerical workers

Kevin Stark, The Public Press — Nov 4 2009 - 9:14pm

San Francisco city leaders have found an extra pot of $8 million they hope to use as a patch on the summer’s tattered budget, potentially rescuing more than 500 frontline workers already given pink slips or downgraded to lower-paying jobs.

546 city workers get layoff notices, but many will be rehired, paid less

Kevin Stark, Oct 1 2009 - 11:57am

The city has sent layoff notices to 546 health and clerical workers, but that doesn't mean the public payroll will shrink by 546 jobs come mid-November. City officials are still deciding how many workers will be reclassified and then rehired at lower pay. The SEIU claims Mayor Gavin Newsom has reneged on a deal to save all the jobs.

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center's 'Ladies’ Night' saved by supervisors

Monica Jensen, The Public Press — Aug 20 2009 - 3:20pm
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Study to examine HIV infection among gay black men

Bethany Fleishman, The Public Press — Jul 23 2009 - 11:33am

A new, national study on HIV infection will look at San Francisco's gay black male community's level of participation in HIV intervention measures – including testing, counseling and other health and social services.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health HIV Research Section AIDS Office will be conducting the San Francisco part of the UNITY study.

Among men who have sex with men in this country, black men have the highest rate of HIV infection. Jennifer Sarche, community educator for the Department of Public Health AIDS Office, said that one theory for this is that gay black men as a population have a smaller sexual network than gay white males.

Supes on: The budget - David Campos says the debate between public safety and public health is a 'false choice'

Lizzy Tomei, The Public Press — Jul 6 2009 - 9:17pm

District 9 Supervisor David Campos spoke about his approach to tackling the multimillion-dollar budget deficit. A former police commissioner, Campos is currently chair of the Board of Supervisors’ public safety committee and a member of the budget and finance committee.

Shipyard protest targets Lennar, Navy plans for toxic land

Hank Drew and Patricia Decker, The Public Press — Jul 1 2009 - 8:52pm

More than 100 protesters enjoyed a beautiful sunny Tuesday afternoon in the shadow of one of the most toxic plots of land in California.

Supes on: the budget — Cutbacks are fiscal 'armageddon,' Daly says

Hank Drew, The Public Press — Jun 25 2009 - 1:23pm

District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly sat down with the Public Press to discuss the budget crisis, his legislative priorities, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s political agenda and the circumstances surrounding this year's budget.

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