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Opinion: Support safety, not sweeps, and demand real solutions for our neighborhood

(Note: This is part three of a series of columns exploring encampment sweeps) What we have in common: resisting displacement The safety of unhoused people should not be seen as conflicting with the safety of housed...

Opinion: Punishing unhoused people in the CID makes things worse for everyone

“Like a doctor we cannot just treat the symptom, you have to treat the underlying cause of the disease,” said Thanh Nga (Tanya) Nguyen, owner of ChúMinh Tofu in Little Saigon. “When you sweep people,...

No more sweeps, punishment, and policy failure in Little Saigon and the Chinatown-International District

Sweeps and the Mayor’s violent assault on houseless people With weeks of encampment sweeps and more quickly approaching, Little Saigon and the CID are still reeling from the shockwaves in what has felt like bulldozers...