Veterans Help One Another at SF Memorial Building Resource Hub

This article is adapted from an episode of our podcast “Civic.” Click the audio player below to hear the full story.

In the OneVet OneVoice office at the War Memorial Veterans Building, the atmosphere was upbeat as Veterans Day approached.  

“On Veterans Day, think about happiness,” said Courtney Ellington, the organization’s CEO. » Read more

Bay Area Organizers Take Climate, Indigenous Rights Advocacy to Global Summit

This article is adapted from our “Civic” podcast. Click the audio player to hear the full story.

Thousands of delegates from around the world will meet next week in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss their nations’ commitments to addressing the climate crisis at the 26th annual Conference of the Parties, also known as the United Nations Climate Change Conference. » Read more

The San Francisco city attorney's office is fighting in court for the right to ban alleged drug dealers from 50 square blocks, or 21 acres, of the Tenderloin neighborhood.

ACLU Spars With City Attorney’s Office Over Tenderloin Injunctions

The nation’s largest public interest law firm is battling the San Francisco city attorney’s office over its plan to block 28 alleged drug dealers from setting foot in a 50-block area of the Tenderloin.

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a response to the city attorney’s appeal of a May 2021 ruling that blocked the proposed injunctions. » Read more

Knock-Knock: Have You Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

This article is adapted from our “Civic” podcast. Click the audio player to hear the full story.

When Agustin Angel walks up to a door, knocks and waits, he knows this conversation about vaccination could go a number of ways.  

“Every interaction is different,” he said. » Read more

Ride-hailing car in San Francisco.

California Failed to Consistently Track Ride-Hailing Assault and Harassment Complaints

The agency responsible for regulating the ride-hailing industry in California has failed to collect consistent data on claims of assaults, threats and harassment on Uber and Lyft rides, a San Francisco Public Press investigation found.

The California Public Utilities Commission is required to collect the information from the firms annually to fulfill its mission of ensuring that their rides are safe. » Read more

The wall behind a bathroom sink is marred by black mold.

Slow, Incomplete Repairs at SF Housing Project Frustrate Residents

Six months after San Francisco agreed to lend the developer of a run-down Western Addition public housing complex $2.7 million for emergency repairs, the work is behind schedule and many residents at Plaza East Apartments say their units remain damaged by mold, leaks and pest infestations — even after repairs were done. » Read more

Christian Torres cooks food in the van where he lives in Berkeley.

Public Press Wins 4 Awards From San Francisco Press Club

Journalists from the San Francisco Public Press and KSFP — our low-power FM radio station — won four first-place awards from the San Francisco Press Club in the organization’s 44th Greater Bay Area Awards:

Radio/Audio-Non-Commercial: Public Affairs Program (Staff of 1-4) — First Place: Laura Wenus, Mel Baker and Liana Wilcox of KSFP for “Civic”Radio/Audio-Non-Commercial: Series or Continuing Coverage — First Place: Laura Wenus and Mel Baker of KSFP for “Essential Workers”Newspapers-Non-Daily: Photography / Photo Series — First Place: Yesica Prado, Lila LaHood and Noah Arroyo of the San Francisco Public Press, and Jenny Stratton of CatchLight, for “Driving Home: Surviving the Housing Crisis”Newspapers-Non-Daily: Investigative Reporting — First Place: Seth Rosenfeld, Jonathan Krim, Liz Enochs and Michael Stoll of the San Francisco Public Press for “Ride-Hailing’s Dark Data” » Read more