Does Healthy SF cover glasses?* That’s the question some are (indirectly) asking after tipster (not “hipster,” she hastens to add) Sara Shortt sent in this photo:

It’s no coincidence that this photo appeared in our inbox the same day that Mayor Gavin Newsom announced to the Chronicle that he “walks every single week in the Tenderloin; I’ve never seen someone with a t-shirt from the Homeless Coalition. Never once. And I say that with passion, and integrity, too.”

To be fair, though, Sara says this picture of a person wearing a shirt displaying the Coalition’s logo was taken by Elihu Hernandez on June 13, 2006. A lot’s happened since then.

*Answer: no, we checked. And not just for this story. Sigh.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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