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Archives 1976-2008

Archives 1976-2008

The Bay View Archives is a project founded in 2019 to publish stories and journalism from 2008-1976. This venture is funded by a grant from the San Francisco Foundation.

Air district votes to fine Lennar

“How can you trust a criminal to preside over their own trial? We already know that the people who are supposed to be watching out for the health and safety of the community are paid contractors with the Lennar Corp."

‘Master Developer’ is plantation mentality

We won’t stir up toxic dust as Lennar has that measurably poisons our children. We know the Shipyard is still not fit for human habitation. We’re not stupid.

Big victory for California Hotel tenants

“The tenants prevailed. There was no one from Oakland Community Housing appearing in court today to oppose the tenants’ needs or Judge Richard Keller’s ruling. This is a big victory for the people.”

Katrina housing crisis still hinders recovery, report says

Three years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita battered the homes of hundreds thousands of Louisianans, too many residents are still unable to afford to rebuild their homes or find an affordable place to rent.

Congressmembers Frank and Waters call for halt on public housing demolition

‘Over 60 percent of public housing units demolished or disposed never come back online,’ they tell HUD by Matthew Cardinale Atlanta (APN) – U.S. Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., have written a letter to the...

Update on the San Francisco 8

“The same people who tried to kill me in 1973 are the same people who are here today, in 2005, trying to destroy me.”

SF Public Utilities Commission cancels power plant contract

The City should no longer consider “an investment of this size” in fossil fuel-burning power.

Third Circuit denies Mumia a rehearing

Power to the people. Free ‘em all.

California Hotel is raided by City of Oakland

Oakland's California Hotel residents have organized and taken over management and maintenance since building was abandoned by property manager John Stewart Co.

Outrage as Inglewood police officer murders another Black man

“Kevin Wicks was shot unnecessarily and there is a crisis [of confidence] in the Inglewood Police Department. They need to be held more accountable and there needs to be a sense of urgency.”

SF Health Dept. waited six weeks to notify community of Lennar’s huge toxic exceedence...

“It is ‘normal,’ he said, for a child to have nosebleeds and asthma.”

Federal class action against City of Antioch documents police targeting of African American tenants

ACLU finds the City of Antioch and its police department are engaged in a concerted campaign of intimidation, harassment and discrimination against African Americans who receive federally funded Section 8 housing rent assistance.

California Hotel tenants fight for their human right to housing

“The California Hotel is just the first building,” said Robbie Clark, an organizer with Just Cause Oakland, who led the chants and rallying cry with tenants and supporters Monday. “There will more than likely be others. We have to come together as a community and prevent the displacement of residents.”

All of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard must be cleaned to residential standards

The United States Navy has spent over $600 million trying to clean up the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Most of the money was wasted - more then $300 million by International Technologies - with little supervision by the United States Navy Base Closure Team in past years.

The sinking Titanic

Like a colossal ship navigating through the uncharted ocean of financial uncertainty, the Miami homebuilder Lennar Corp. is a “sinking Titanic.”

POCC speaks before the United Nations: an update wit’ POCC Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.

This is terrorism. (We should) not wait for some white left producer to later come out with some movie when it is safe to say, “OK, this is wrong."

Israeli political cops beat prize-winning Gazan journalist

“His homeland, Gaza, is surrounded, starved, attacked, forgotten. He is a profoundly humane witness to one of the great injustices of our time. He is the voice of the voiceless.”

Another world is possible: Boots of the Coup interviews Mumia Abu Jamal

"There is a very thin line between those of us who are political and those of us who are not ... that is why I say that there are millions of Malcolms. They just don’t know it yet."

‘State of Black San Francisco’ conference raises questions

Findings of the 2008 State of Black San Francisco public conference predicted our present: "a combination of violence, economics and lack of Black leadership has contributed to a situation that could soon turn SF into a city with only a handful of very rich and very poor African Americans."

500 very low income tenants face eviction from Oakland’s California Hotel

The Oakland Housing Authority is planning to sell off or demolish most of its public housing in the near future, and nonprofits have been involved in mixed income housing developments at public housing sites that have displaced poor public housing tenants in Oakland.