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first_img“High income households [move] into the region, looking for accessible, cool, young neighborhoods,” she explained. The attractiveness of the Mission specifically, she added, “in part it has to do with the age of the new workers that are arriving and in part it has to do with the character of the neighborhood and in part the accessibility of the neighborhood.”The study shows how quickly and sharply the Mission has changed.The average percentage of adults over 25 with college degrees in the Mission more than doubled from 1990 to 2013 – going from 21.22 percent to 33.86 percent of the population. Conversely, the non-white population in the Mission dropped  from 71.8 percent in 1990 to 57.3 percent in 2013. (See full graphics at the end of the story)Their data comes from community organizations, the U.S. Census, county tax assessors and real-estate transactions, as well as interviews and field observations.As many Mission residents know, the sharp changes came in two waves: First, in the dot-com boom of the the late 1990s and the second, a few years after the 2008 recession.“The changes experienced by the Mission during the dotcom boom are those typically associated with the traditional conception of gentrification, or the influx of investment and higher-income, usually White, residents to areas with low-income, often minority, residents,” the study authors wrote in their case study of the Mission.When the dot-com bubble burst in the spring of 2000, gentrification pressures slowed, they wrote, and stalled again after the 2008 recession. A new tech boom built slowly after 2008 and has yet to subside.In contrast to the first dotcom boom, however, other factors have fueled gentrification, including an influx of residents who place a value on culture.“There’s this idea of wanting authenticity in where you live, being around people of different culture…and that that might be changing preferences in the younger population,” Zuk said in an interview.Their case study also argues that gentrification in the 1990s meant that today there are “weaker community organizations and fewer units left to gentrify.”Additionally, they wrote, buyouts in the Mission are increasing, “perhaps indicating a switch in landlords’ tactics from evictions to buyouts.”Zuk and Chapple found that many areas of the Bay Area – including the Excelsior and Daly City – are at the beginning of the gentrification process or are at high risk of being gentrified.“The number of [areas] at risk of displacement are 123 percent higher than the numbers already experiencing them, indicating that the transformation of the Bay Area will continue to accelerate,” the authors wrote as one of their key findings.Only time will tell how long it takes these areas to reach the Mission’s advanced status. You can check out Zuk and Chapple’s study here, and see what it says about your neighborhood.  Percentage of non-white residents in the Mission in 1990 Percentage of non-white residents in the Mission in 2000 Percentage of non-white residents in the Mission in 2013 Change in the Mission from 1990 to 2013. Median household income in San Francisco in 2000 Median household income in San Francisco in 2013 Median household income in the Mission in 1990 Median household income in the Mission in 2000 Median household income in the Mission in 2013 Tags: displacement • Election 2015 • gentrification Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% En Español.The Mission District – one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods 25 years ago – is in “an advanced stage of gentrification” and is now comparable to some parts of the South Bay, such as Sunnyvale, a suburb with an average median income of around $106,000, according to a recent study by two Berkeley researchers.While the Mission’s average median income – is around $74,000 – it is on its way to higher levels, according to recent economic trends.   However, because there remains much more to be gentrified, there is also potentially much that can be done to prevent the neighborhood from arriving to an “end state,” according to the researchers Miriam Zuk and Karen Chapple.“…to ensure a long-term supply of affordable housing in the Mission, affordable housing production, in addition to preservation of the existing stock, is key,” they wrote.Looking at data from 1990 to 2013, the researchers created a scale to measure gentrification based on demographic changes such as increases in educational attainment, median income, and real estate investment. They found that, thanks to two tech booms, its attractive “cultural richness,” and its proximity to transportation, the Mission has experienced a rapid gentrification like no other neighborhood in the Bay Area, according to Zuk.center_img 0%last_img read more


first_imgHarrison Street is blocked off between 26th and Cesar Chavez and except for officers on the street, the area nearby was devoid of people.One neighbor near Cesar Chavez said they heard eight shots.Update at 5:36 p.m.: 26th street is now open east to west.The scene at 5:35 p.m. Photo by Mark RabineWe will update as we get more information. Update: An arrest has been made in the shooting. One of the injured men is also suspected of being the shooter. Read the full update here.Police said today that they got a call at 4:44 p.m. that two people had been shot on Harrison Street between 26th and Cesar Chavez.The victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Their condition is unknown, according to Grace Gatpandan, a police spokesperson.An officer on the scene said they were there to secure the scene and investigate. Another officer said that no suspects had been detailed. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img 0%last_img read more


first_img“While we were unable to support the legislation in its original form, we are now comfortable to support the legislation as amended,” said Brian Wiedenmeier, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition. The legislation, sponsored by District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, would prohibit “the assembly, disassembly, sale, offer of sale, distribution, or offer of distribution on public property or public rights-of-way of bicycles and bicycle parts.” A person having five or more bicycles, three or more bicycles with missing parts, a bike frame with severed brake or gear cables, or five or more bicycle parts on the street would receive a notice.   Public Works staff would be responsible for issuing notices and removing the bicycles and parts from the sidewalk. The recipient of the notice would have a chance to retrieve the items within 30 days, if they can prove ownership. An earlier version of the proposal had been scheduled for a full-board vote back in July, but was returned to the committee after Sheehy made major changes.In a year, 60 percent of calls about bike theft were fielded by Mission Station, according research presented by Sheehy’s office.  Advocates for the homeless, the proposal’s most vocal detractors, still say the law criminalizes the unhoused. “It was a complete disregard for the possibility that homeless people could be owners of five or more bike parts,” said Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness, after the committee’s decision. “It’s not okay to treat homeless people that way. I thought it was pretty disgusting.” Friedenbach believes the law would violate the Fourth Amendment rights of homeless people. “You can’t confiscate people’s property without probable cause,” she said. “It’s simply something we believe is dangerous,” said Lenine Umali, a Director of External Affairs and Policy at Compass Family Services, during public comment. “For the already vulnerable homeless population in San Francisco, we believe [the ordinance] would unnecessarily focus city resources on criminalizing them, even though this is now being housed under Public Works.” Tags: bikes • Board of Supervisors Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%center_img A law that would make bike “chop shops” illegal will move to the Board of Supervisors for a vote after winning over two former opponents, who changed their minds now that police won’t be enforcing the law. District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin and representatives of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who previously opposed the proposal, voiced their support at a committee hearing during which supervisors greenlit the legislation to go to the full Board for approval on Tuesday, Oct. 3. “Supervisor Sheehy has some reasonable steps to make [the legislation] less objectionable, given that it really is a problem throughout the city,” Peskin said at Monday’s Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting before recommending the proposal move to a full-board vote. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition also spoke in support of prohibiting chop shops, now that Public Works crews — not police officers — will be responsible for enforcement. last_img read more


first_imgKEIRON Cunningham praised Saints resolve and attitude in their 20-16 win over Wakefield.“We came through a lot of adversity,” he said. “You can’t practice what we did out there; you just put your faith in a group of players to do their best and they genuinely gave me all they could. Today they showed what they are made of.“Our middles were phenomenal. We had one sub in Lance Hohaia and we did all we could to save him up and roll the middle players. Alex Walmsley was superb; Atelea Vea came of age too. He is a superstar in the making and will be a good Saints player for a long time.“I could name more though. They showed what it meant to them and I’m really proud of what they did. They worked for each other.”He continued: “I have been involved in wins that come with adversity. They sometimes are your best ones and I said that half time that we would remember when and where these two points came from. These could be the ones that could get you to a particular finishing place. It was a massive victory for us.“It’s been a good start to the season. We spoke about starting big because of the new system and we have done that. I would prefer more performances like Salford away but I am more than happy with what they are doing.”Jonny Lomax and Mark Percival will be assessed for leg injuries over the weekend whilst Luke Thompson has concussion.last_img read more


first_imgKEIRON Cunningham was “immensely proud” of his side’s second half performance as they beat Widnes to go back to the top of the First Utility Super League.Saints turned aside a 14-6 deficit to win 30-20 at the Select Security Stadium.“I thought at times they were untouchable in that second half,” he said. “We had a conversation with the players at half time… we said we set some really high standards at this club regardless of who and where we play. We said if we play to those standards across the board then we should do exceptionally well.“I thought we looked jaded in the first half but in the second, we set the standard high and I knew if we maintained it we could get the game comfortably. But we had to stick to the process.“The spirit is high here; you can try and fabricate certain things in rugby and make teams do things but without that genuine bond then you won’t push through the tough times together.“Just look at that break from Danny Craven. Everyone tracked back and yes, we got some luck because he fell over, but we put him under pressure. Then we defended the set. That resilience is unteachable.”Cunningham praised Atelea Vea and Joe Greenwood’s contributions after the game as well as Travis Burns who was “outstanding”.“Yet again my forwards held their hands up. Mose (Masoe) is coming to the table now, Alex is setting his stall out too and the kids are doing a good job. It’s really promising.“Lance did well too and it will be tough not to pick him next week after that.”Tommy Makinson suffered concussion in the match and will have to go through the usual protocols to have a chance next week.Cunningham also said there was no news on Jonny Lomax and Mark Percival as the club will seek second opinions before making a statement.last_img read more


first_imgWE continue our review of the 2015 season with reflections of April, May and June.Please note that some of the links below may contain advertising that is no longer relevant.APRILThe eagerly anticipated Good Friday derby ended in an agonising 12-4 defeat.Saints lost Jon Wilkin to injury in training as well as Joe Greenwood and Paul Wellens during the game.Saints’ only try came from McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Easter Monday brought Saints’ third defeat on the bounce, a 20-28 loss at home to Hull FC. There were some plus points, with debuts to 19-year-old centre Jack Ashworth and 17-year-old Ricky Bailey.Saints then won their first league game at Huddersfield Giants in five years with an 11-8 victory. Walsh, Travis and Wilkin all returned from injury and were integral in the victory.But the visit of Leeds Rhinos was a match to forget for Saints fans. Down 28-6 at half time, a buoyant second half performance wasn’t enough as the Rhinos went home 16-41 winners.The 34-16 decision at home to Widnes was a welcome return to winning ways. Percival returned from injury and played his part in a solid team performance – Makinson’s 80-yard try a highlight on the night.Saints re-signed Shannon McDonnell after receiving the devastating news that star full back Jonny Lomax would be ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The news came as a huge blow for Lomax, who sat out over half the season last year with a snapped cruciate ligament.Lance Hohaia also retired with immediate effect.MAYDougie Charnock made his first appearance in more than 18 months, and scored two tries, during a nine-try demolition of Wakefield Wildcats. McDonnell came straight into the starting line up at full back (after only landing in the country a day or two previous) and there were also braces for Walsh and Makinson.Swift scored four tries in vain, three in the first half, during the side’s first visit of the season to Catalan, with Saints going down 33-26.Despite a sterling effort from the Championship One side, York City Knights were well beaten in the Sixth Round of the Challenge Cup. Makinson scored four whilst Swift bagged three. York did score late on, much to the delight of the traveling and home supporters.With Walsh out injured and Wilkin suspended, Charnock was drafted in at scrum half for the trip to the KC Stadium. Saints defended for their lives, eventually beating Hull FC 17-10 with superb tries from McDonnell and Makinson. Turner rounded off the win with a drop goal.And Saints then beat Warrington 20-16 at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle – the rivals serving up another classic that went right to the whistle.At the end of the month Saints announced the signing of Lama Tasi for the 2016 and 2017 seasons whilst its Academy was rated as Outstanding by the RFL once again.JUNEA 32-12 victory over the Salford Red Devils took Saints back to the top of the league, with the home side scoring 24 unanswered points in the first half.However, the loss of Makinson to injury at the death took the shine off the win.Despite being down 10-8 at half time, Saints produced a stunning second half display to beat arch rivals Wigan Warriors at Langtree Park. Led by Wilkin, Saints produced their best performance of the year so far, with tries coming from Swift, Turner, Burns, McDonnell and the captain.A last minute Ben Roberts drop goal sealed the win for the home side when Saints travelled to Castleford Tigers, winning 25-24.After a tough month of fixtures, the team were dealt another injury blow with mid-season signing Shannon McDonnell injuring his Achilles. He was subsequently ruled out for the remainder of the season, adding to the already horrendous full back injury crisis.And June 24 was a sad day for every Saints fan, as Paul Wellens announced his retirement with immediate effect to bring the curtain down on an incredible 18 year professional career. Fittingly, he bowed out as a Super League Champion.Thanks to Kyle Amor’s first try of the season, Saints marched on into the Challenge Cup semi-finals after beating Widnes Vikings 36-20 at Langtree Park. The result was only secure in the last 10 minutes thanks to tries from Amor, Turner and a penalty from Percival.Towards the end of the month, Josh Jones announced he had signed for Exeter Chiefs whilst Mose Masoe signalled his intention to return to the NRL with St George.Luke Walsh also was in the news – but this time it wasn’t an injury concern. He told delighted Saints fans he had exercised his third year option and would be at the club in 2016.Tomorrow, we review July, August and September.last_img read more


first_img 911 got the call around noon and they were unstuck in about an hour thanks to the sheriff’s office marine unit, Oak Island Water Rescue and Oak Island Fire Department. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit helped crews rescue two women who got stuck in muddy oyster beds in Oak Island Wednesday.The sheriff’s office says the women, from South Carolina, were in kayaks when they got stuck in the 6400 block of East Yacht Drive.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_imgEmpie Park Fire Station 9/11 Memorial WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While many first responders are getting ready for Hurricane Florence, the Empie Park Fire Station paused for an hour this morning to recognize 9/11.Community leaders joined firefighters for a memorial ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the attack on the world trade center.- Advertisement – Representatives read the names of nearly 350 firefighters who died responding to the attack. Deputy Fire Chief Jon Mason said, while it is a busy week for everyone preparing for hurricane florence, it is important to stop and remember this day.“Despite the fact that we have all these preparations going on to prepare ourselves and our city and our families for this impending storm, it’s absolutely vital that we not forget those who have come before us and have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mason said.The Empie Park Fire Station has been holding this ceremony each year since 2012 when they built a memorial.last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Downtown Wilmington’s Front Street is home to dozens of shops, bars, and restaurants. It’s also the location of a recent shooting and two stabbings.Sunday morning, two men were stabbed. WPD reports two men were stabbed early Sunday morning near the corner of Front and Chestnut street. Police say a fight near Pravda Night Club led to this stabbing. Surveillance video,however, shows a different story.- Advertisement – This surveillance video from Pravda shows one of the stabbing victims inside the club earlier that evening. The stabbing happened a block away and almost 20 minutes after the club closed.Pravda Night Club General Manager Derrick Morgan says when they heard about the stabbing. One of his bouncers went down to Chestnut Street and brought the stabbing victim back to the club for medical care. Morgan says an inappropriately behaving group was forced out of the club earlier in the night but, it is not clear if the two incidents are connected.“As I walked up I saw that a guy was getting kicked out [by a bouncer] and that he needed help to get him kicked out,” said Morgan. “[The bouncer] asked him nicely and the guy was like ‘Oh I’m not going to leave ‘and so my other bouncer assisted to help him out and he ended up talking to him and getting this guy removed without any problems…”Related Article: Wilmington Police Department holds swearing-in ceremonyMorgan says the footage shows the group that was kicked out exiting in the direction opposite of where the stabbing was reported.We asked Wilmington Police for more information about the alleged fight near Pravda. A spokeswoman told us the police report is a summary of eye-witness reports. The stabbing is still under investigation.last_img read more


first_img Tyler Wittkofsky, with H2GO says are on scene working to fix the break. In the meantime, he says they have been able to reroute water to the neighborhood.Officials say there will be a boil water advisory in place for those affected until further notice. H2GO says they are working on putting together a list of streets affected, and will send out calls to those residents.Wittkofsky says they will continue to update the situation via their website and social media. LELAND, NC (WWAY) — An H2GO official says water should be restored to the Waterford community after a brief outage Sunday afternoon.An official says there was a two-inch water line break in front of Advance Auto Parts in Waterford Village.- Advertisement – last_img