Wildfires, like the 2018 Carr Fire pictured, are one of the climate threats California may increasingly face in the coming years and that climate action plans are meant to address.

Oakland Approves Climate Equity Plan, but Organizers Say Funding Needed

Phoenix Armenta is passionate about community-based environmental justice work but worries whether it is sustainable.

“I need to eat, I need a place to live,” said Armenta, an organizer with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, an environmental justice organization that focuses on developing strategies alongside communities to help them become more adaptable and resilient in the face of climate change. » Read more

Oakland Activists Launch Mental Health Hotline as Alternative to Police

In response to the disproportionate law enforcement violence against people with mental illness and amid ongoing calls to defund or reform police, activists with the Anti Police-Terror Project on Friday night will launch an initiative in Oakland designed to offer an alternative to calling the police in mental health crises. » Read more

Mayor London Breed

Outdoor Service for Gyms and Hair Salons Begins on Sept. 1

Starting on Sept. 1, many gyms, hair salons and barber shops in San Francisco will be allowed to serve customers if they can find a way to do so outdoors.  

Mayor London Breed said that it’s important to allow as many small businesses as possible to reopen after many have been shuttered for the last six months. » Read more

For a tenant facing income loss due to COVID-19, eviction protections at the state and local levels will soon end. Here's how they work.

How Pandemic Eviction Protections Work in S.F.

On Tuesday, Mayor London Breed extended until Dec. 1 her order blocking most evictions in the city. But that is just one aspect of eviction regulations, which are robust and complicated.

Here’s how they affect renters.

A San Francisco tenant who lost their job in mid-March, when the mayor’s office ordered residents to shelter in place and non-essential businesses to close, may have struggled to pay April’s rent. » Read more

In Love and Warcraft

Theatrical Romantic Comedy Explores Love in Digital Spaces With Virtual Show

As events that would draw crowds under normal circumstances go virtual, an upcoming performance from American Conservatory Theater centers on building connections in digital spaces as a central theme. “In Love and Warcraft,” a play by Madhuri Shekar, is a romantic comedy about a young woman’s exploration of her identity in an online role-playing game and expressing it in the real world. » Read more

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Tuesday extended her eviction moratorium through the end of November. For many tenants, that will delay displacement — a longstanding political issue in the city, as exemplified by this demonstration at the 2014 Pride Parade.

Breed Extends Eviction Moratorium to Dec. 1

UPDATE 8/26/2020 4:07 p.m.: Adds comment from Mayor Breed’s office, revises language throughout.

Mayor London Breed on Tuesday gave San Francisco tenants an additional month to figure out how to avoid eviction, in light of economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  » Read more

View of downtown San Francisco from Treasure Island.

Treasure Island Organizer Fights to Make Residents Heard

When the shelter-in-place order went into effect in San Francisco to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Treasure Island was going into a different kind of isolation than the rest of San Francisco. The island has extremely limited public transit service, just one grocery store, no public school and experiences frequent blackouts. » Read more