There will be a protest at the San Francisco Apple Store this morning (Feb. 9) starting at 10am. You know that iPhone/iPad/iPod that you’re permanently attached to? While it may have made your life a whole lot easier, the Chinese factory workers that make the pricey Apple devices suffer under harsh conditions and abuse.
The Mission may be one of the most diverse, and definitely the warmest, neighborhoods in SF. It’s rich with immigrant communities and artists’ communities alike and it’s usually in the center of any hotbed controversy. The site, Mission Local, does a fabulous job in covering the ins and outs of this dynamic district. As part of Street’s new weekly Hood series, we’ll be posting the top stories from Mission Local every week.
Now, this probably won’t even register on most people’s radar as there seems to be (usually when you’re drunk at 3am in the Mission) only about a dozen or so cabbies aimlessly driving about totally ignoring you while you desperately wave your arms around standing halfway in the street. But…although a Muni strike looks to have been avoided, a taxi strike may be on the horizon.
Just say no…to unwanted phonebooks. Most of us in SF got them; I know mine went straight into the recycling bin. And this morning, activists with the group Phonebook Free SF delivered thousands of phonebooks to the doorsteps of AT&T’s downtown office at 739 Folsom Street.