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In late July, Mayor Breed touted the opening of 430 new shelter beds for the homeless. That total comes from 250 beds at 711 Post Street and 180 private rooms at the Baldwin SAFE Navigation Center. In addition, the city will reopen 592 shelter beds that were closed during Covid
… Rev. Amos Brown, pastor of Third Baptist Church and president of the San Francisco NAACP, lashed out at the state of the streets following the beating of James Spingola, director of the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center last month. Saying the “entire Black community is under siege by the homeless issue,” Brown — a former member of the Board of Supervisors — said, “We must hold people accountable to the law — whether they are homeless or not. We can no longer indulge this dangerous situation. We must put the homeless in the right mental health and drug abuse programs, so they are not a harm to society or themselves.” … Madame Tussauds at Fisherman’s Wharf (145 Jefferson Street) revealed a restored Robin Williams wax statue to mark what would have been his 71st birthday in July. The venue also sports a Williams figure styled as his character Armand Goldman from The Birdcage … Outer Richmond’s Cassava restaurant is scheduled to relocate to North Beach in September. What Now San Francisco reports that its new home will be 401 Columbus Avenue, the former location of Trattoria Pinocchio.

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