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Tenants Challenge Arbitrary Eviction of Disabled Tenant from Tioga Apartments in Merced - by Simone Cranston-Rhodes
Merced tenants and allies will hold a press conference on Monday demanding an end to the eviction of Bruce Shand, a long-term, disabled tenant who has called the Tioga Apartments home for over 10 years. The Tioga management served a 60-day eviction notice on Shand that is set to expire this week.
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:17PM
Sign the Petition: No to McDonald's in Downtown Watsonville - by No to McDonald's
Watsonville City Council members are elected to speak for us, let's make sure they know what we want! Another fast food restaurant is not it, especially not in our beautiful and historic downtown. Sign the petition and show up to the October 14 council meeting to show your disdain for their approval of something that will only hurt our community. Bring posters, handouts, fact sheets or whatever you feel will help convince our council members that another McDonald's will in no way benefit our ...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:55PM
Helping Hearts 2 Heal - by Jeralynn Blueford
Center Of Hope Community Church 8411 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94605
Event Date:Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:22PM
Protesters Demand Faster Response from SCPD Regarding Records Requests - by Alex Darocy
Following a year of complaints about SCPD public safety Officer Barnett, who is assigned to patrol downtown Santa Cruz, the organization Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) has begun an inquiry with the Santa Cruz Police Department to study the citations Barnett has issued. According to HUFF, Barnett has been, "accused by numerous community members of anti-homeless and racist harassment."
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:29PM
EASTWEST #4: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
1250 issues were distributed from Berkeley to Deep East Oakland.
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:59PM
No Monster in the Mission :: ¡Basta Ya! :: Historic March for Affordable Housing - by Andy
1pm Gather at 24th and York St. 2pm March Begins 3pm Rally/Festival at 16th/Mission BART Plaza
Event Date:Sat Oct 4, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:49AM
Tenant Being Evicted by Google Lawyer Hands Out 'Eviction Protection' @ Folsom Street Fair - by Eviction Free San Francisco
Claudia Tirado, a third grade teacher and tenant being evicted by Google's head of eDiscovery, Jack Halprin, queered her fight to remain in her home at the Folsom Street Fair this past Sunday. With other activists from Eviction Free San Francisco, Tirado handed out condoms for "eviction protection" at the annual kink and sex-positive SoMa fair. Hundreds of condoms were disseminated with a picture of Halprin on them, warning fair visitors that an evictor was in their midst. Chanters sang, "Sex...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:29PM
EBALDC targets African-American tenant protester with restraining order and eviction - by Lynda Carson
According to court documents, from August 20 through August 25, and according to Mark Johnson, he has been protesting in front of EBALDC's main corporate office, and has been holding up various picket signs during his five days of protesting against EBALDC's policies, poor living conditions, harassment and mistreatment!
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29AM
Taking the next step- Remembering Lynn Graham - by Kelly Borkert
On October 18th a memorial gathering celebrating the life and activism of Lynn Graham will take place in Fresno at Roeding Park's Eucalyptus Grove. Please join us to recognize and remember this outstanding community member.
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:31AM
Report from SCPD Corner - by Robert Norse
After some lively debate, the HUFF meeting voted to endorse a "mellow" but visible presence on the corner of Laurel and Center Streets in front of the SCPD parking lot. We wanted to go forward with the presence near the SCPD to encourage the rest of the community that our police are not above criticism and accountability--or should not be at any rate. And that we and others should not be afraid to expose the nightly abuse homeless people suffer and the racial profiling that many blacks & Lat...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55PM
Gimme Shelter: Counting Down to 90 - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
How effective has the 311 phone system been in providing San Francisco's homeless population access to long-term shelter reservations? A client staying at a shelter does the math.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:17PM
Tenants Together Releases Guide for Tenants Victimized by Napa Earthquake - by Tenants Together
Today, Tenants Together is releasing a guide for tenants impacted by the Napa earthquake. Renters in Napa are discovering the hard way that they don’t know their rights following last month’s earthquake. Hundreds of homes have been red-tagged and many tenants have been unable to return because of earthquake damage. In Napa’s tight and expensive real estate market, this has meant major hardship for tenants who are displaced. Local nonprofits have been struggling to keep up with the...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18AM
Creation of Affordable Housing in the New Economy - by Steve Pleich
Affordable Housing Development, Like Affordable Housing, Needs a Plan
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50PM
Santa Cruz Needs "Shelter First" Model for Homeless Community - by Steve Pleich
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:19PM
Paula Gregoire: Save Paula's Cottage (video/mp4 70.4MB) - by Bradley Allen
On September 9, 2014, Paula Gregoire, her mother also named Paula, and her daughter Isabella, spoke before the Santa Cruz City Council against the city's inhumane rental inspection program. The cruel and invasive ordinance was pushed through in August 2010 in a 5-1 vote by the gentrifying forces of the Santa Cruz City Council with pressure and backing from UC Santa Cruz.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:05PM
Oakland tenants to Rent Board: don't give landlords free ride - by Mike Lee
Tenant input needed on criteria for rent increases.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 10:22PM
HUFFing around at the Association of Faith Communities Friday - by Robert Norse
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom) showed up in numbers at the annual get-together at the Calvary Episcopal Church urging immediate commitment to providing Simple Housing for 1000 people. Raven Davis was designated speaker for HUFF but was never allowed to speak, all the time being taken up by ponderous preachers and pretentious politicians. Few if any homeless people were invited to speak before the conclave. Here are two speeches we would have given, had we the chance, an...
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 12:31AM
Will St. Andrews Plaza be the first to be stung by WOSP? - by FireWorks
Police raided the St. Andrews encampment at 34th and San Pablo directly after the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP), leaving some wondering, is this the start of the hammer coming down?
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 8:15PM
Huge Win as Benito Santiago's Ellis Act Eviction Rescinded Due to Direct Action Organizing - by Eviction Free San Francisco
Eviction Free San Francisco is overjoyed to announce the rescinding of Benito Santiago's Ellis Act Eviction, as well as the evictions of other tenants at 149-151 Duboce. The tenants in the four units there - Benito, as well as Eduardo Santana, Rhani Remedes and Scott Evans - received their Ellis Act eviction notice on December 20, 2013, by Pineapple Boy LLC. As Benito says, "When I received the Ellis Act notice, I thought we had to be out immediately. I couldn't fathom it. I've been living th...
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 11:51AM
Longtime Santa Cruz Residents Forced Out of Town by City and UCSC - by via Save Paula's Cottage
A City of Santa Cruz program backed by UCSC to red-tag and evict residents of "accessary dwelling units" (granny units) are driving longtime residents out of Santa Cruz!
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 11:19AM