YIMBYs: The “Alt-Right” Darlings of the Real Estate Industry

May 14, 2017

In San Francisco’s Mission District, flyers pasted on mailboxes and light poles warn longtime residents of the new “conquistadores,” the hordes of wealthy tech industrialists who’ve descended on the neighborhood en masse over the past few years, displacing many in the Latinx-heavy neighborhood to the outer reaches of the Bay Area. But it’s not just lower-income people who are feeling set upon. Rich newcomers also see themselves as an interest […]

YES on X – Protect the Best of San Francisco

September 3, 2016

November 2016 PDR Bill Why You Should Support the “Protect the Best of San Francisco” ballot measure on the November 2016 Ballot – Proposition X San Francisco’s many diverse Arts Communities and extraordinary Artists have always been a vital focus of the spirit and soul of our City since the California Gold Rush more than 160 years ago. San Francisco’s many diverse small “PDR” (production, distribution, and repair) businesses have […]

Measure to protect SF artist, manufacturing space makes November ballot

August 3, 2016

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt Artists facing displacement from their homes, studios or apartments is a growing concern in San Francisco. The Redlick Building at 17th and Mission streets (pictured above) was one such place where artists faced displacement because of a development boom In the last regularly scheduled meeting before summer recess, the Board of Supervisors voted to place on the November ballot a measure to protect […]

Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge 2016 Survey – Citizen SF

December 30, 2015

Thanks for taking the time to learn about the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge. We are a diverse group of city-wide San Francisco residents who are challenging ourselves, City Hall, and the 9 Bay Area County governments to take strategic, innovative, and collaborative action in support of our unhoused neighbors in 2016 . . . and we hope you will join us! We’ll get started by sharing facts with you about the current homelessness landscape in San Francisco: […]


November 26, 2015

By Natasha Zouves : KGO – excerpt – (video) November 23, 2015  SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — At least 43 artists say they’re the latest victims of the rent crisis in San Francisco, being “pushed out” of their art studios in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. Some of the artists have been there for 26 years…(more)  

Preserve the Palace of Fine Arts as a Multi-Cultural Arts/Education Center

November 20, 2015

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission has currently accepted three development plans for the San Francisco icon the Palace of Fine Arts. Two involve remaking the old Exploratorium site into a luxury hotel with small nods to the arts, and the third involves creating a high end restaurant with “museum”. None of those proposals preserve the site as the important cultural/educational center San Franciscans have known it to be, […]

Last Open Studio At SoMa Artist Studios

October 24, 2015

  “SOMA Artist Studios are fighting to remain in San Francisco against the threat of imminent eviction. On October 30, the artists will unveil a protest campaign as part of Open Studios in conjunction with the Cultural Space Coalition.   SoMa Artist Studios’ ‘Whiteout’ To Shine Light On Artist Displacement, Lack Of Diversity by Alisa Scerrato : hoodline – excerpt In just over 30 days, 43 local artists will hand over their […]

Closed Studios

October 19, 2015

Million Fishes was an incubation program in San Francisco where emerging artists of visual art, filmmaking, choreography / dance, music, conceptual art, new media, interactive art, interarts, and writing could build the tools necessary to establish themselves as contributors. It was located at 2501 Bryant Street (at 23rd Street), and began its operations in November 2003. For nine years, Million Fishes nurtured artists by creating an environment in which they could create, critique, […]

Wear White to Support Closed Studios

October 6, 2015

Artspan is poised to announce Closed Studios during Opens Studios this year.  Artists are being asked to join the whiteout campaign by wearing white to bring attention to the many vanished studios and artists who no longer call San Francisco home. Closed studios will be marked by the artists who used to show their work in them.  Much work is being done by many artists groups and some city agencies […]


September 27, 2015

Please join us for this important (and fun) event (it’s FREE) Speakers: Former Assemblyman (and comedian) Tom Ammiano Sara Shortt, exec. dir. of SF Housing Rights Committee Supervisor David Campos Supervisor Eric Mar Activist Cleve Jones Entertainers: Singer/songwriter Thomas Heyman Pangea Futbol Club Comedian Mike Evans Special Attraction: Filmmakers Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails preview “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” Plus: Hosts Christina Olague and David Talbot Stay […]

The Pope’s Message For San Francisco

July 17, 2015

By Steven T. Jones : byline – excerpt Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical calls out the city that shares his chosen name, a place that now embodies the greed and technology worship that we must overcome to save the planet. The landmark environmental encyclical issued by Pope Francis last week implicitly called out his namesake city, San Francisco, where capitalist greed and the reign of the technology industry have effectively […]

Help stop displacement of arts and culture in San Francisco!

July 16, 2015

Come to the Cultural Action Network open house and help create a vibrant future that supports us all! Tues, July 28 at 6pm Mojo Theatre 2940 16th St, 1 block from BART 6pm – Food, drinks, and mixer 6:30pm – Overview and discussion of current and upcoming projects 7pm – Join a team and begin working on creative solutions

Cakewalk for Mayor Survey: Democracy Never Tasted So Good!

July 16, 2015

A recent Business Insider article called Mayor Ed Lee’s re-election a “cakewalk.” Concerned San Francisco voters are hosting their own cakewalk in front of City Hall, with cake for each issue they’d topic they’d like addressed in the coming election. Go to yimbyformayor.com/cakewalk and rate the topics you’d like to see Ed Lee “chew on” with his fellow Mayoral candidates. Here are the current topics: Evictions, CCSF, SFPD, CleanPowerSF, Homelessness, […]

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