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Passage of Prop C may not be enough to solve SF homelessness crisis

Passage of Prop C may not be enough to solve SF homelessness crisis

Loki Olin, Features Editor

December 20, 2018

San Francisco’s wealthiest citizens represent the peak of American prosperity. In fact, becoming a member of San Francisco’s top one percent requires a higher annual income than any other city in the United States. An attractive destination for business owners and entrepreneurs alike, San Franci...

New database streamlines efforts to aid San Francisco’s homeless

New database streamlines efforts to aid San Francisco’s homeless

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Homelessness is one of the most pressing issues San Francisco has faced in the last few decades and this year could be pivotal in addressing it. Although there are numerous organizations working to combat homelessness, the homeless population of San Francisco only decreased by 0.5% between 2015 and 2...

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

November 27, 2018

On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition is projected to raise $300 million annually, nearly doubling the current homelessness budget of $382 million. With Propo...

As Interim Mayor Mark Farrell’s Term Comes to an End, He Sets Ambitious Goals for the Future of San Francisco

As Interim Mayor Mark Farrell’s Term Comes to an End, He Sets Ambitious Goals for the Future of San Francisco

Molley Bradley, Guest Writer

June 6, 2018

The upcoming mayoral election on June 5, 2018, comes at a major turning point for San Francisco. As the city faces widespread criticism on a number of issues such as homelessness, drug use, the rising cost of housing, and dirty city streets, one question arises: who will lead San Francisco towards a be...

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

San Francisco mayoral candidates share their visions for the city

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

In the wake of former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s unexpected death in December  2017, a special election for mayor will be held this coming June. With eight candidates, including prominent city politicians like London Breed and Jane Kim, the mayoral race has brought a slough of politically incline...

California declares state of emergency due to hepatitis A outbreak

Katherine Weltzien, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

On October 13, 2017, California Governor Edmund Gerald Brown declared a state of emergency due to the recent hepatitis A outbreak in Southern California in order to secure sufficient hepatitis A vaccines, according to a press release from the California Department of Public Health. To date, the outbreak...

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