Jennifer Friedenbach

Homelessness: Newsom's real legacy

The mayor put three different initiatives on the ballot that have spurred hatred against homeless people

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OPINION His voice tinged with modest pride, Gavin Newsom recently announced that he has housed 12,000 people since becoming mayor. This is an absurdly high number, four times larger then any street count of homeless people since he has been in office, but it's been accepted by the media and public.

Homelessness has been a key issue for Newsom. He first got elected in large part by taking it on, and has been celebrated in some quarters as a champion for homeless people.Read more »

The decimation of public health

This month, the Board of Supervisors has the opportunity to protect the health and, in some cases, the lives of thousands
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OPINION Crisis seems omnipresent these days.: it's hard to find a newspaper that doesn't carry the word in a headline at the top of the business section, or even on page 1. Read more »