Before the board approved the project, dozens of City College faculty leaders and students spoke out against the project, both at a Monday news conference and at Tuesday’s board meeting. Some called for 100% affordable housing on the site or, at the very least, more than the 150 units currently allotted for City College teachers and staff. … [Read more...] about After decades of trying, SF supervisors finally approve 1,100 homes at Balboa Reservoir
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Omar Lugo, a 42-year-old Venezuelan immigrant, doesn’t blame Johnson for what he observes is a clear sense of fear in the county’s Latino community. He blames liberal activists. “By accusing the sheriff of being racist, that doesn’t take us anywhere,” Lugo said. … [Read more...] about He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.
Construction began last week on the Women’s Village at Clara Brown Commons. When completed this fall on East 37th Avenue near York Street, it will have a cluster of 14 standalone tiny homes and a larger common house with bathrooms, a kitchen, meeting space and other services. … [Read more...] about Construction starts on Denver’s second tiny-home village, aided by company tied to bid-rigging scandal
In choosing Harris, Biden embraced a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign. The 55-year-old first-term senator, who is also of South Asian descent, is one of the party’s most prominent figures. She quickly became a top contender for the No. 2 spot after her own White House campaign ended. … [Read more...] about Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman
A few weeks into Joe Biden’s search for his running-mate this spring, his closest friends and advisors started talking about how he was looking for someone with whom he could replicate his exceptionally close relationship with Barack Obama. His calculus changed on the margins as the pandemic deepened and the protests after the death of George Floyd brought a new set of issues to the forefront of the national consciousness, as well as the presidential race. He came under pressure to choose a Black woman, and to choose her soon, but also to return to the campaign trail and do something to draw attention back to Democrats. But his central concern — that he had to find someone with whom he could work seamlessly, and whose vision matched his — remained unaltered, according to a range of Democrats who spoke with him privately throughout the summer. When he announced on Tuesday that he’d chosen Kamala Harris, however, it wasn’t just because she would be … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Sees the Future in Kamala Harris