This week’s Jefferson Award winner is a local artist who has always been inspired by the possibilities in creating art. But when Kristie Fairchild brought that same vision to her work with the homeless, she helped hundreds of people realize their own possibilities.
Dozens of homeless advocates camped out overnight in San Francisco’s Dolores Park Monday night after holding a “sleep-in” protest against one supervisor’s plan to close city parks from midnight to 5 a.m.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors delayed the scheduled starting date in a plan that would require proof of residency by families seeking shelter through the city’s resources.
Eight protesters were arrested Tuesday morning for taking over an abandoned Kaiser Permanente building on San Francisco’s Divisadero Street in protest of what they said were inadequate resources for the city’s homeless population.