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    City College Heroes, Campos Rising, Dem Club Chiefs, and Redmond’s Back!

    City College Heroes, Campos Rising, Dem Club Chiefs, and Redmond’s Back!

    Early indications are that 2014 could be a very good year for City College of San Francisco. On January 2, we learned that Judge Curtis Karnow had granted a preliminary…

    Tenants in Affordable SF Housing Are Under Fire

    Tenants in Affordable SF Housing Are Under Fire

    Welcome new and old tenants alike.   In the roiling cauldron of landlord tenant relations in San Francisco, we need to review the rules of engagement. First, do you have a…

    The Stock Market Reaches New Highs – Now What?

    The Stock Market Reaches New Highs – Now What?

    If you had money invested in the stock market in 2013, you’re most likely pleased with the results. It’s rare that major stock indexes, like the benchmark Standard & Poor’s…

    My Fight Against the Ellis Act to Save My Home

    My Fight Against the Ellis Act to Save My Home

    By Jeremy Mykaels My story basically is that I’ve been living in a Castro rent-controlled apartment for almost 19 years. In 2001, I was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS and became…

    The Castro Is Going Straight

    The Castro Is Going Straight

    By Tommi Avicolli Mecca Mark my words: In 10 years, the Castro will be predominantly straight. The culprit is greed. It’s mainly the greed of speculators and investors who are…

    My Family Is Struggling to Stay in the Mission

    By Rose Diaz The Mission has been my home for 17 years, but my family and I are now struggling to stay here. We currently occupy a two-unit property plus…

    Time to End the “Tale of Two Cities”

    Time to End the “Tale of Two Cities”

    By David Campos Our housing crisis has reached epidemic proportions. The median home price in San Francisco is $1 million, and even the closet-sized “micro apartments” that are supposed to…

    Homelessness Is a Major Challenge to LGBT Community

    Homelessness Is a Major Challenge to LGBT Community

    By Bevan Dufty Every two years, cities that receive federal funding for homeless services are required to conduct a homeless count. In 2013, for the first time, our survey asked…

    Ninth Circuit Orders Heightened Scrutiny For Sexual Orientation Bias

    By Ann Rostow Our legal fight for marriage equality has exploded into dozens of state and federal cases, far too many for even the most organized GLBT reporter to track.…

    Cover Photo by Hali McGrath – “Lez Jazz Hot,” our headline for this issue of the Bay Times, was inspired by the song “Le Jazz Hot” from the 1982 film…