Looking for other ways to engage with culture while the coronavirus crisis keeps you mostly at home? We’ll continue to share picks for streaming concerts, online musicals, virtual art exhibitions and more. Here’s Thursday’s list, all times Pacific. … [Read more...] about A free, virtual Ojai Music Festival: Your quarantine must-watch of the day
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Originally scheduled to open in December, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has pushed back its public opening due to the “unprecedented and devastating pandemic.” … [Read more...] about When are California museums reopening? Some already have. Here’s the list
The plan will try to address the problem street by street in the 49-block Tenderloin, with special focus on the 13 most troubled blocks, including the ever-problematic Willow Street. An alley of that road at Polk Street, like parts of Eddy Street and other nettlesome tent haunts, regularly gets cleared and then repopulates with hard-core drug addicts within a day. It’s gotten worse in the past month, with 30 tents and jury-rigged shelters jamming the sidewalks. … [Read more...] about SF’s new plan on Tenderloin homeless crisis confronts staggering 285% jump in tents
The settlement, filed Friday, requires the city to remove 70% of the tents crowding the neighborhood’s sidewalks in just over a month and to get those living in them into vacant hotel rooms or sanctioned encampment sites. In exchange, the Tenderloin residents — led by the UC Hastings School of Law — agreed to stop pursuing litigation. There were about 415 tents scattered throughout the Tenderloin’s 49 blocks as of June 5. By July 20, around 300 of them must be gone, according to the terms of the settlement. … [Read more...] about San Francisco strikes deal over Tenderloin lawsuit to clear tents on ‘dangerously crowded sidewalks’
“I believe that the way change works is often non-linear, slow, invisible,” ALOK stated. “In the US, it’s not that people relish in freedom, it’s that they drown in the rhetoric of freedom. These rhetorics prevent them from actually naming what’s going on around them and make them doubt…when they are presented with the actual, lived, material reality of suffering.” … [Read more...] about Look to the Skies. These Artists Have a Powerful July 4th Message.