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Financial Abuse, Mismanagement Leave Richmond Housing Agency Near Takeover

February 18, 2014 | 12:01 am

Financial Abuse, Mismanagement Leave Richmond Housing Agency Near Takeover

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Executive director spent lavishly, including a $400 meal, as residents’ needs were continually ignored.

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A Tale of 2 San Francisco Public Schools: Do PTAs Widen Inequality?

February 17, 2014 | 10:18 am

A Tale of 2 San Francisco Public Schools: Do PTAs Widen Inequality?

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Is it fair that some schools benefit from active PTA fundraising while others languish?

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Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

February 17, 2014 | 12:01 am

Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

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Mice, mold, bedbugs, cockroaches, squatters and prostitutes are just a few of the problems in some units.

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Photo Essay: Two PTA Presidents, Two Realities

February 15, 2014 | 8:00 am

Photo Essay: Two PTA Presidents, Two Realities

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The story of two parents active in their children’s schools, with starkly different economic impacts.

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San Francisco Ponders Free Muni Passes Due to ‘Affordability’ Crisis

February 13, 2014 | 9:23 am

San Francisco Ponders Free Muni Passes Due to ‘Affordability’ Crisis

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The proposal would extend the program for low-income youths to seniors and the disabled.

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S.F. Pediatrician on How ‘Toxic Stress’ Affects Children’s Health, Education

February 10, 2014 | 7:30 am

S.F. Pediatrician on How ‘Toxic Stress’ Affects Children’s Health, Education

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At the Center for Youth Wellness on Third Street, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris works with poor children.

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In Oakland, Using Video Games to Build a Bridge to Silicon Valley

February 7, 2014 | 4:03 pm

In Oakland, Using Video Games to Build a Bridge to Silicon Valley

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Industry-supported program aims to give under-represented youth a shot at tech-focused careers.

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Bay Area Food Banks Brace for ‘Worrisome’ Cut to Food Stamps

January 30, 2014 | 1:25 pm

Bay Area Food Banks Brace for ‘Worrisome’ Cut to Food Stamps

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Cut in food assistance in new farm bill is expected to drive many to food pantries and soup kitchens.

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How Twitter’s Neighbor, the Tenderloin, Resists an Upgrade

January 21, 2014 | 7:00 am

How Twitter’s Neighbor, the Tenderloin, Resists an Upgrade

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Land-use protections, rent controls and a lack of single-family homes constrain development.

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Enlisting the Poor to Find Solutions to Poverty

January 9, 2014 | 12:48 pm

Enlisting the Poor to Find Solutions to Poverty

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Oakland’s Family Independence Initiative calls for investment in the ingenuity of low-income Americans.

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