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Community-created ‘Spirit of Fillmore’ mural unveiled by SF Mayor London Breed

Breed returned to her childhood neighborhood to lead a formal unveiling of the brilliantly-colored, collaboratively-created “Spirit of Fillmore” mural enlivening the exterior of the Rosa Parks building.

Judge hears arguments by the defense for Kevin Epps in packed courtroom

Why hasn’t the D.A. shared this evidence? Perhaps the answer is:​ Because it does not exist. #FreeKevinEpps #PackTheCourt

Chancellor’s orchestrated public lynching at Contra Costa College

Chancellor Wood and his Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) office advisors violated district and state policies in pursuit of their campaign to remove the last two Black upper level managers at CCC.

Excelsior community opposes proposed luxury housing development

“With the addition of 65 Ocean, my community feels under siege as if it has a target on its back,” says Gilbert Williams, a carpenter and life-long resident of the Excelsior.

Mother Brown’s: From chairs to beds

Serving the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood for over 50 years, Mother Brown’s will at last provide beds for her clients in a new 200-bed facility that will be built by the community.

From eviction to homelessness

POOR joins beloved Aunti Frances to fight her eviction from her long-time home near the place where for many years she has fed unhoused and other poor people. – Photo: Poor...

Jeff Adachi Way needs your support: Sign petition and send an email to City...

Jeff Adachi has left a lasting impact on our communities and deserves to be recognized for his legacy and decades of public service. Supporting the creation of Jeff Adachi Way is an excellent way for San Francisco to preserve, honor and carry on his legacy.

Beds for Bayview! Mayor London Breed proposes new Navigation Center in Bayview Hunters Point

The Bayview has an especially urgent need for additional shelter beds. The 2019 Point-in-Time Count found 1,889 people experiencing homelessness in District 10, and only 455 emergency shelter beds.

The myth of low level radiation: It is not harmless

Fact is, even low exposure to x-rays and gamma rays increases your risk of cancer. That was the finding of Stanford and Harvard Professor Emeritus Herbert Abrams and 16 international experts on the National Research Council.

Jumped into the toxic land!

If the committee of four UC researchers have had very limited, if any, freedom to design their “independent review,” how can they be sure that what they have been instructed to do can address the very complicated issues of the Shipyard and is good for the community?

Frivolous complaints against homeless could backfire

In April of 2018, the City of Oakland launched “OAK 311” – an app and web service that was built to make it easy for residents to “report problems and request infrastructure maintenance.” Unsurprisingly, it has become a public forum where users dehumanize homeless people.

(Dis)location: Black Exodus – Let’s talk about how it happened and what to do...

Celebrate the publication of (Dis)Location: Black Exodus, activated by the unprecedented out-migration of Black San Franciscans from their historic neighborhoods. Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St., San Francisco, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 5-7 p.m.

Release my dad, Kevin Epps, on bail

We need your help as a community to seek justice. Not only justice for my dad, but for the community and to beat this unjust system. Pack the courtroom for Kevin’s bail hearing Monday, Aug. 5 (CHANGED DATE), 9 a.m., in Dept. 11, 850 Bryant, SF.

‘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."

Joe Debro on racism in construction, Part 20

The old rhyme, so well known in the nether regions of American slums, is certainly apropos to minority business conditions in Oakland: “If you’re white, that’s all right; If you’re yellow, that’s mellow; If you’re brown, you can stick aroun’; But if you’re Black, get the Hell back!”

Should a big cannabis chain store replace Walgreens in Bayview Plaza?

After Walgreens officially announced they would close their store in Bayview Plaza on July 22, a rumor began to spread that a cannabis dispensary will occupy the vacated Walgreens space and that the ownership of this dispensary is a secret.

Melinda’s story

Medical kidnapping refers to the phenomenon of children being removed from parental custody based solely on the opinion of a medical professional even in the face of contradicting evidence.

Fourth Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day is July 20, 2019

July 20, 2019 we celebrate the life of Mario Woods at Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Third and Armstrong in the Bayview District of San Francisco at our Fourth Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day event. Mario Woods Remembrance Day is a day we celebrate Mario’s life and legacy in the Bayview community from which Mario hailed.

Mental health expert calls for ban on Berkeley police use of ‘hooding’

Berkeley Copwatch renewed its call for a ban on the practice of hooding mental health patients and supports a proposal coming before the Berkeley City Council from the Mental Health Commission on July 9 to ban the practice. Please attend the meeting and speak out for humane alternatives.

Welcome the Bay View Archives, funded by a $20,000 grant from San Francisco Foundation!

We at the Bay View are thrilled to announce the launching of our newest project: the Bay View Archives, funded by a $20,000 grant from San Francisco Foundation!

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Independent review of Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s autopsy shows death was...

“(N)othing in Jeff’s autopsy revealed any indication of chronic drug use or overdose. (The reports) provide peace of mind that we did know Jeff better than the circumstances of his death have suggested.” – Robert Chan, Adachi family attorney

Judge releases Kevin Epps on bail

“Why are we here?” the judge asked the DA, who still did not produce the “strong evidence” that he claimed when Kevin Epps was unexpectedly jailed on May 7. The judge released Epps to his jubilant family and supporters on bail to prepare for his preliminary hearing.

Hunger strike declared in Indiana’s worst torture chamber – call now!

In the Wabash SHU, the most extreme lockdown unit in Indiana, starved prisoners demand access to commissary.