AFTER A STORMY MEETING, A SAFE HARBOR FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE?

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By TJ Johnston

Judging by the raucous community meeting about the proposed navigation center by The Embarcadero, it’s safe to assume nobody was satisfied.

The City’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing hosted the meeting on April 3 at the Delancey Street Foundation, less than a four-minute walk from the potential site on Port of San Francisco-owned property at Seawall Lot 330.

And the audience was divided into two camps as distinct as the separate GoFundMe campaigns related to the would-be shelter.

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AN INSIDE LOOK AT OPIOID OVERDOSES AND DEATHS

By Shyhyene Brown

Growing up with my mom was truly a struggle. My mom was a true heroin junkie, doing anything and everything to get her fix. But one day, she got tired and decided to quit cold turkey. And for seven whole days, I detoxed my mom from heroin. She stayed clean and sober for 15 years until five years ago, when she relapsed and died from a heroin overdose.

One year and two months ago,

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HEARTLESSNESS TOWARDS HOMELESS PEOPLE

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By Darnell Boyd

How could we as a wealthy, prosperous city be so heartless against the homeless people, especially those with mental health issues? We all know that we need a new state-of-the-art shelter and shelter system, but no one wants it in their neighborhood. Profit before people, is what anti-homeless people think and say, we don’t want anything to interfere with our precious tourist industry. While visitors to the city are are practically worshipped,

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Supervisors Debate Whether to Close Juvie

by Anisha Tammana

On Tuesday, April 9, Supervisor Hillary Ronen, alongside co-sponsors Shamann Walton and Matt Haney, introduced legislation to shut down San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice Center by the end of 2021. A rally to support the initiative took place on the city hall steps that day, and with speakers ranging from city officials to formerly incarcerated youth, the common message rang clear: we need to take action, and we need to stop imprisoning our kids.

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Preying on the Poor: California’s Towing Practices Hurt Everyone

Emily Garcia

Everyone loses in California’s vehicle towing game. The state of California, it’s taxpayers and the people as a whole all lose massive amounts of money, time and -for those most vulnerable- their vehicles. For many, a vehicle is not only a means of transportation but also a shelter. In a climate where housing is impossible to afford and sustain, people are using their vehicles as shelter. Even for those with homes,

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