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Mission Tenants Demand Their Stolen Money Back and Their Right to Remain in their Homes - by Eviction Free San Francisco
On August 20th, tenants being evicted via the shady collusion of landlord Thomas Aquilina and property manager German Moldonado gathered outside their home at 26th and Lucky in San Francisco's Mission District, demanding their stolen money back and the right to remain in their home.
Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:39PM
ACLU Santa Cruz Brings Statement of Principle to Board of Supervisors - by ACLU Santa Cruz
ACLU Calls for Board Consideration of Moratorium on Camping Ban
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:14PM
SF Mission Tenants Being Evicted by Collusion of Property Manager and Landlord T - by Eviction Free San Francisco
3150-3154 26th Street (26th and Lucky)
Event Date:Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:46AM
Open Letter Alleging Racism At The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation - by Lynda Carson
The unsigned letter appears to be from an employee of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), who wants the plight of African Americans to be known, regarding their employment experience with EBALDC, a wealthy nonprofit development corporation located downtown Oakland.
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:01PM
RNs at Community Health Systems Hospital Set Three-Day Strike August 14-16 in Watsonville - by via National Nurses United
Registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital in Watsonville, Ca. will hold a three strike beginning Thursday, August 14 in the latest protest against demands by hospital executive for sharp reductions in health coverage, and the hospital’s refusal to address concerns about patient care conditions, especially safe staffing. Nurses will speak out at a rally on thursday at noon in front of the hospital.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:33PM
Eviction Free San Francisco Occupies Vanguard Properties and Demands Eviction be Rescinded - by Eviction Free San Francisco
On August 12th, Eviction Free San Francisco occupied the offices of Vanguard Properties - the largest real estate company in Mission. Not only is Vanguard directly driving up the costs of rents in the Mission and throughout San Francisco, but their co-founder, Michael Harrison, is Ellis Act evicting four units at 151 Duboce, home of Benito Santiago and other residents. Benito, 64, is disabled, Filipino, a teacher with the Unified School District, born and raised in SF, an artist, and has live...
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:08PM
Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an illegal permit that would have allowed Avenal Power to build a new gas-fired power plant in Avenal, Calif. In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit for the project that illegally waived its need to comply with air quality safeguards. Had this permit gone through, the plant would have been built in one of the most polluted and economically disadvantaged areas of the San Joaquin Valley.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:14PM
West Grand Hotel and Owners Sued By Oakland City Attorney - by Lynda Carson
The West Grand Hotel is located at 641 W. Grand Avenue, between Northgate Ave., and Martin Luther King Jr Way. It is a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel for low-income and disabled persons with long-time connections to the local community.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:41AM
RESISTOR: a zine for those holding on for dear life to San Francisco! first issue - by Aladdin Rags
I am launching a new zine (see full title below) & accepting submissions, electronically or manually. Send text submissions only please to firstname.lastname@example.org. For larger submissions such as image files, please query first as my inbox capacity is limited.
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:17PM
Report Finds Criminalization Increasing Nationwide - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
San Francisco's enactment of status offenses, such as the sit-lie law, reflect a national trend, says a homeless advocacy organization's new report.
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:18AM
EASTWEST #2: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
Posted: Sat Aug 9, 2014 12:25PM
Biotech Dangers, Biotech Workers, Industry And Our Health & And Safety With Becky McClain - by Injured Workers National Network IWNN
Becky McClain, a molecular biologist at Pfizer was fired for making health and safety complaints and then was retaliated against by the company and government officials controlled by Pfizer. She talks about the systemic dangers of biotech and the corporate control of government agencies responsible for the protection of health and safety of biotech workers and the public.
Posted: Fri Aug 8, 2014 8:56AM
Farm Suppers Benefit Homeless Garden Project - by Naomi Brauner
Homeless Garden Project’s biggest fundraising events of the year—two farm suppers, on Saturday August 23 and September 27, which will raise funds to support job-training programs for local homeless people.
Posted: Thu Aug 7, 2014 12:45PM
ACLU Santa Cruz County Adopts Landmark Statement of Principle - by ACLU Santa Cruz
ACLU Board Supports Camping Ban Moratorium
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 8:02PM
Fresno Cannabis Association opposes Senate Bill 1262 - by Bud Green
Senate Bill 1262 would institutionalize a chaotic and ever-changing patchwork of “wet” and “dry” cities and counties, leaving medical cannabis patients in Fresno and much of the Central Valley with no safe access to medical cannabis.
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 3:02PM
Stop the Eviction! Pineapple Boy LLC aka Michael Harrison aka Vanguard Property - by Eviction Free San Francisco
On Tuesday August 5th, Benito Santiago and other members of Eviction Free San Francisco paid a visit to Vanguard Properties on Mission and 21st Street. Benito Santiago is currently being Ellis Act evicted by speculator Michael Harrison, co-founder of Vanguard Properties. Harrison obfuscates responsibility by hiding under his corporation Pineapple Boy LLC. We demanded that Harrison and his alias corporation immediate rescind the eviction of Benito Santiago and others currently being evicted at...
Posted: Tue Aug 5, 2014 12:58PM
ACLU Santa Cruz County Renews Its Objection to Cowell Beach Curfew - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Public Fora Must Remain Public
Posted: Sat Aug 2, 2014 12:23PM
Fed Up! SF Tech Buses Blocked-Stop Tech Evictions -Seniors/Teachers/Artists/Hotel Workers - by Labor Video Project
Seniors, union workers and community supporters stopped tech buses on August 1, 2014 at 24th and Valencia to protest the epidemic of evictions caused by the City of San Fracisco which has allowed tech buses to bring thousands of silicon valley workers to the City pushing up prices and evictions.
Posted: Fri Aug 1, 2014 10:18PM
WOSP gentrification scheme postponed by Oakland City Council - by Lynda Carson
[[[ Opponents of WOSP have more time to organize their efforts to stop the massive WOSP gentrification scheme that will plague thousands of Oakland's low-income tenants with higher rents, and displacement from their housing. ]]]
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:07PM
Cops Claim Metro Bus Center "Private Property" To Shut Down Disabled Advocate with Video - by Robert Norse
I received a report yesterday from disability advocate John Colby. Colby observed SCPD Officer Scott Freeman and two First Alarm Security guards at the Metro Transit Center taking an intoxicated man to a squad car. Colby became concerned, having seen the video of last year's "face first drop to the sidewalk" of Richard Hardy by Officer Vasquez ("SCPD Officer Vasquez Slams Drunk Man's Face On Pavement" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/04/23/18735710.php). To document the incident,...
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:51PM