If Walter White was real, he'd be a rank amateur playing in methamphetamine's minor leagues. The real kings of crystal are right here in California, where 70 percent of the meth consumed in the United States enters the country from Mexico, according to the California Attorney General's Office. Th ... More >>
It's hard not to think of Four Barrel's new Portola location as anything but the opening salvo of high gentrification along San Bruno Avenue. (Not that Portola, like the rest of San Francisco, isn't gentrifying; it's just that the process has thusfar lacked such a visible, potent symbol). See Also: ... More >>
The once-grungy Divisadero corridor continues to evolve. Inside Scoop had the, uh, scoop today that 4505 Meats is moving to Divisadero at the space formerly occupied by Da' Pit BBQ (you know, in that parking lot next to the janky marijuana trailer). It's the second brick-and-mortar for the meat comp ... More >>
Back in February, San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius began a piece about the changes taking place in San Francisco with the following two sentences: "Gentrification," he wrote. "It's happening with surprisingly little grumbling." Which raises the question: Just which Internet is Chuck Ne ... More >>
Pulling a fast one?Mayor Ed Lee is pushing through last-minute legislation today that would let the city borrow $70 million for redevelopment spending. And that's one way to end-run Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to strip cities of redevelopment agencies.The money would be used to help build out t ... More >>
Ken TaylorDaVinciEasily the most surprising and refreshing hip-hop record to come out of the Bay Area this year is the first album from DaVinci, The Day the Turf Stood Still. Not only did that record revitalize this writer's faith in local hip-hop, but praise for the massive debut has come f ... More >>
If you had 1:35 a.m. in your Lennar Hunters Point Naval Shipyard pool as the hour the Board of Supervisors would vote on the massive project -- you're the big winner. The board approved the gargantuan redevelopment plan by an 8-3 vote this morning following at least 10 hours of meetings and oft-i ... More >>
This week, Phillip Mlynar wrote about Fillmore rapper DaVinci, whose "What You Finna Do" focuses on gentrification in the hood where he was raised. As the gloomy beat kicks in, DaVinci starts to rap, eventually coining his update on the situation: "Down the corner of the street used to be the s ... More >>
Francisco BarradasCLG Thai Cafe was evicted so fast they apparently didn't have time to take down its sign. The Mexican restaurant that took its place is now following them out the door. Sounds like it's time for another protest in the Mission.Mission hipsters against gentrification of the Mission h ... More >>
Hip-hop theater artist Danny Hoch plays many characters who all deliver the same message: Gentrification is bad
L.A. gentrifiers pay tribute to a community under siege
Is the revamped Polk Street an example of urban renewal, or another trendy spot for yuppies? Take quiz, find out!
Could it be the activists who claim they're trying to rebuild it?
Is the Mission really gentrified? Bouncer dives in deep to find out
There are some benefits of big-city gentrification. Jesse Malin's brilliant new record is one of them.
DISCUSSED IN THIS REVIEW: Cons, Scams & Grifts, 2001, Mysterious Press, Confidence, 2003, Lion's Gate Films What Should I Do With My Life?, 2002, Random House
Fillmore Street's "Walk of Fame"
The Village Voice thinks postmodern deconstructionism explains the S.F. Board of Supervisors; but why invoke Derrida, where ignorance will serve?
Peter Glikshtern used a tire iron on four interlopers in his Mission District bar. Then he beat their lawyer's attempt to make the fight a political caues.
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The Gentrification Acceleration Project, South Park, and Spot the Chronicle Book
Antoinetta Stadlman, a 200-pound transsexual on public assistance, dreams of controlling the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Sixth Street. A misguided state law may just let her do it.