Linda Man

Evicting hoarders

Excessive collection of stuff is a mental disability, but legal protections for these renters are often ignored

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People who collect massive amounts of stuff in their apartments often suffer from a mental disability that causes them to become hoarders. Even so, they can face eviction — despite state laws that protect renters with disabilities. And when hoarders get evicted, they usually become homeless.Read more »

USF hosts mayoral forum focused on service

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The University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service will host the political season's first major mayoral candidate forum – this one focused on public service and staged in partnership with the nonprofit group buildOn – on Thursday, May 5, at 6 pm.Read more »

Sunday Streets could spawn skating world records

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A Guinness world record for the longest roller skating chain may be broken here in San Francisco this weekend. The car-free Sunday Streets returns to the Great Highway and Golden Gate Park, where “godfather of skating” David Miles plans to break the record now held by Samsung Asia Pte Ltd. in Singapore, with 280 skaters on August 6, 2006.Read more »

Lyon Martin clinic facing closure

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Lyon Martin Health Services -- a legendary health clinic that specializes in women's and LGBT health, celebrating its 30th anniversary last year -- is having serious financial problems and could close down as soon as Thursday. Read more »