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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.”

BVHP fights dirty transfer, development of HP Shipyard

“There’s asbestos everywhere on the base …” – Wayne Lee, inspector, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

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.

City gives Hunters Point to Lennar as activists revive referendum

“Redevelopment destroyed the Western Addition,” said Bayview resident Charlie Walker. “And now they’re destroying Bayview Hunters Point. Black people are not leaving San Francisco – we are being driven out.”

Will Lennar’s lies decimate Bayview Hunters Point?

Due to the toxicity of the land, Lennar is able to acquire land in poor areas, such as the Bayview, for next to nothing. Lennar then develops the area, building market value homes that current residents cannot afford, driving them out of their neighborhood.

LWOP is a death sentence: Give Stanley Bernard Davis a chance for parole!

California still has the death penalty in place, renamed to make the act of State Murder more comfortable for the citizenry.

‘No one should be comfortable when the community is dying’

“We’re asking for a temporary shut down of the construction at the shipyard, so we can access the levels of exposure from arsenic and lead. And we can’t trust the Health Department under Mitchell Katz to do it.”

Bayview Community Demands Construction Shutdown at the Hunters Point Shipyard

ATSDR determined the Parcel E industrial landfill, the Parcel E Bay Fill areas and on-site soil at the Shipyard to be completed exposure pathways in the 1995 study and identified toxic metals and other compounds to be sources of contamination.

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.”

Education Beat: Tachelle Herron-Lane of 100% College Prep

Bay View Education Reporter Daphne Young interviews Tachelle Herron-Lane, assistant director of 100% College Prep Program, a college prep program.

Rally to stop polluting power plants

Monday, May 5, our Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will outrageously seek permission to build a polluting natural gas power plant in San Francisco within the next year.

SF Public Utilities Commission cancels power plant contract

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

Poisoned by Redevelopment

“Last week a reading was over 21,000 particulates; 16,000 is an acceptable amount of dust you can breathe.”

Dee, co-owner of Hey Neighbor Cafe

Nube Brown interviews Dee, co-owner of Hey Neighbor Cafe in SF’s Portola neighborhood.

Dirty development vs. environmental protection

Under the dirty development policies advanced by the Newsom administration, Parcel D can be surreptitiously transferred to the City and County of San Francisco for industrial development next year and housing built on radiation-contaminated soils.

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.

Healthcare roulette

The onus is on We the People to demand legislators acknowledge and legislate for health care as a human right instead of a commodity – vote accordingly.

Choose Concrete Rose Correspondence School for a fast track into the trucking industry

Concrete Rose Correspondence School offers transitional opportunities from formerly incarcerated or unskilled to gainfully employed and independent.

Who will stop the Navy?

Who will stop the “dirty transfer” of Parcel A of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard to the City? It’s on Parcel A that the notorious developer Lennar – the same Lennar that built a whole subdivision in Florida on its own dump – can’t wait to build hundreds of new homes.

As court considers BVHP referendum, Lennar plows ahead

“My son is sick and my grandchildren are sick. I could hope that someone would have said ‘Hold it.’ We know that there is environmental racism.”
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