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For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown

For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown

Ashley Goldsmith

November 2, 2015

Mrs. Yu (left) and Mr. Yu (right), who both refused to provide first names because of privacy concerns, sit on a twin-sized mattress inside of their Chinatown SRO. San Francisco's Chinatown has experienced a 60% increase in average rent costs from 2013 to now according to Norman Fong, Executive Director of ...

Gentrification: An Installation for Awareness and Call to Action

Derek Macario

February 19, 2015

Being a native San Francisco working class student myself, gentrification has been an ongoing condition for life in the city. From elementary and middle school in the Excelsior, high school in the Sunset, working in the Tenderloin and Western Addition, and living with my parents in the Bayview, I h...

Homeless Migration

Alec Fernandes

December 13, 2014

The number of people living on the streets of San Francisco has changed recently. Here is a look, Life in San Francisco can be encapsulated by a single phrase: You get what you pay for. The cost of living has been steadily increasing as young professionals recognize the City by the Bay’s appeal ...



Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiEdH4Gjjio&feature=youtu.be Written and filmed by Andrew Cullen Photos by Jessica Christian Stand at the end of Fourteenth Street in West Oakland. This neighborhood has seen the worst of Bay Area gentrification, and its reflection is in the glass that covers the sidewalks, flowing down into ...

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