Dot-Com Boom Makes S.F. a War Zone

As high-tech firms invade into San Francisco's Mission District and drive out longtime residents and hike up the rents, protestors demonstrate against the dot-com "colonization" with street theater and vandalism.

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October 4, 2000, 8:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Suspicious fires, slashed tires, and street theater; protestors demonstrate against the dot-com "colonization" of the Mission District in San Francisco."Technology companies have recently seized upon the Mission District as the newest hub of dot-com culture, attracted by its gritty mix of Latino families, free-spirited artists and cause-oriented nonprofits. Willing to pay whatever price landlords name, the dot-coms have driven up rents while displacing longtime tenants. Their presence, activists say, threatens the economic and cultural diversity that attracted them in the first place."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Tuesday, October 3, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times


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