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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.

Prop F answers SF’s top housing issue: Affordability

Lennar and their fleet of consultants are calling the Bayview Affordable Housing Initiative a “poison pill.” The irony here shouldn’t be lost on anyone.

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.”

Lennar’s Prop G: Vision or Mirage?

Prop G is not about development – it’s about land banking for the future. Lennar will sell off its affordable housing obligations to nonprofits, then hold out to maximize its return.

Silenced Mamas: Prominent Family Court judge consistently rules against mothers

Sandra was extremely shocked and devastated by Judge Slabach’s order that placed her 7-year-old son’s life in danger.

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.

West Coast ports shut on May Day

In San Francisco, more than a thousand people marched from Local 10’s union hall, led by the Local 10 Drill Team, along the Embarcadero where the 1934 Big Strike took place.

The landfill in our living room

The industrial landfill located on Parcel E of the Hunters Point Shipyard is known to contain potentially flammable petroleum products, construction debris, irradiated animal carcasses, human feces and lead based paint, pesticides and solvents.

Those who must be shown: an environmental justice manifesto

George D. Porter dedicated his career to the International Longshoremen’s Workers Union Local 34. He died in the care of his loving family on the morning of Feb. 19, 1992. His immediate cause of death was dehydration. His final cause of death was pulmonary asbestosis.

Lennar built homes on land littered with live bombs

Now that we know how that negligence has endangered an upscale white neighborhood in Florida, will anyone in Hunters Point stand up in Lennar’s defense?

A permanent fixture of injustice: Child Protective Services

“I feel like there is racism, ageism and sexism in the CPS system,” said Alicia.

Cindy Sheehan declares solidarity with longshoremen’s May Day anti-war port shutdown

The longshoremen of the West Coast are demonstrating that it is possible to oppose the war-mongering corporate politicians and prevent them from dividing and conquering the movements of the workers and peoples.

Eve Ensler’s spectacular celebrates New Orleans women

“I’ve been trying to free myself of Katrina’s grasp. ... With what I’ve gone through, I should be just stark raving mad by now, but I’m able to go on.”

Environmental organizations and residents warn against consequences of Lennar’s ‘Prop Greed’

“People need to know about Proposition G’s environmental consequences. This is a ploy to pave parks for profits.”

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass: Our society will be judged on the way it cares...

People are scared about the future in a state that should be all about hope for the future. We represent California – the eighth largest economy on the planet.

The sinking Titanic

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

Hunters Point is yours! Claim it!

A man who lives near the Shipyard called to say he’s been sick ever since the Navy’s 46-acre toxic landfill caught fire last August and to ask if a lawsuit is in the works.

The Liars’ Club, Pt. I

On Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, Mayor Gavin Newsom claimed “the CDC and the California Department of Public Health agree with the San Francisco Department of Public Health that there was no significant health risk created by the grading activities at the shipyard.”

Proposition F: A fight for the heart and soul of San Francisco

Lennar has used its multi-million dollar profits to buy off community groups, pay community residents as “consultants” and sell a set of wolf tickets that would have shamed even the wolf himself.

Quesada Kids Community Fruit Stand

The Quesada Kids Community Fruit Stand was the talk of Third Street over the weekend. Quesada Gardens Initiative co-founder Shane King organized half a dozen youngsters to harvest his backyard plum tree and sell the fruit at the tip of the Quesada Garden by the Bank of America. The fruit sold out in about an hour, the kids made more money than they expected, passers-by LOVED the idea and everyone wants more of the same.

Outstanding California childcare providers recognized at State Capitol ceremony

The ceremony was held to recognize the important role that informal childcare providers play in raising preschool age children and preparing them for Kindergarten.