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Oakland Mayor Schaaf and housing chief Rachel Flynn engage in war against renters - by Lynda Carson
Double-crossing Oakland renters with her nomination of pro-eviction real estate broker Kevin Skipper to the Oakland rent board as a pro-tenant Commissioner, is tantamount to a declaration of war against renters. In total contrast to her nomination that is connected to a serial-evictor, in the not to distant past, Mayor Schaaf declared that her top priority is preventing tenants from being displaced from their housing. It appears that Mayor Schaaf has been trying to hoodwink Oakland renters in...
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:53AM
Build a Five Acre Park in Richmond, CA on October 24 - by
John F Kennedy Park Intersection of Cutting Blvd and South 41st Street
Event Date:Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:00AM
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 4:03PM
Demand SF Mayor Lee Sign Tenant Law 2.0 by 10/9/15 - by Housing is a Right
While he is running for re-election, Democrat Mayor Ed Lee threatens to VETO a new tenant law, 2.0, that will give tenants added protections from evictions. Email the Mayor: email@example.com AND call his office at (415) 554-6141 telling him NOT to veto Tenant Protections 2.0
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 7:53PM
7 plaintiffs sue County of Santa Cruz for neglect of Homeless - by Ed Frey or Steve Pleich
Santa Cruz county Superior Court 701 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Dept 5
Event Date:Thu Oct 8, 2015 8:30AM
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 6:22PM
Activists warn: SB 350 won't address CA oil and gas drilling - by Dan Bacher
"Gov. Brown should immediately stop the worst drilling practices including all forms of fracking to further protect not just California communities, but natural resources worldwide," said Rebecca Claassen, Santa Barbara County organizer at Food & Water Watch, in a statement on behalf of Californians Against Fracking. Californians Against Fracking press conference at the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 29, 2015. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 1:33PM
Corporate Economics and Development - by Steve Martinot
Market rate housing is a political category. It stands opposite affordable housing and rent control. Given the nature of corporate economics, and the dependence on a debt structure, corporate developers will not be willing to build projects including both market rate and affordable units. It violates what resides at the foundation of their economic structure. If a city builds market rate housing, the result will be massive dislocation. Only if it builds affordable housing will housing be prov...
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 11:26AM
Raging Grannies to McDonald's: Stop Pesticide Drift! - by Report from Palo Alto, CA
There were 43 actions across the US today all at McDonald's fast food restaurants. At issue: The fast food company’s 2009 pledge to reduce pesticides goes unfulfilled.
Posted: Tue Oct 6, 2015 9:33PM
Contra Costa County begins counting Richmond anti-rent control petition signatures Oct. 5 - by Lynda Carson
[[[Apparently, recently Therrence James who is a signature gatherer (independent contractor) collecting signatures for Alex Arsenault, stood before the Richmond City Council and gave testimony that he was instructed to lie to people about the petition that blocked renter protections, as a way to trick them into signing it!]]]
Posted: Tue Oct 6, 2015 7:37PM
Peace and Unity March - by Allen Hicks
Watsonville City Plaza
Event Date:Sat Nov 7, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Oct 6, 2015 5:20PM
Stop Oakland Monopoly!! - by Daron A.
We are a group of motivated and inspired youth activists who have come together around the True People Collective and Bookshop in the Temescal area. We aim to confront the continued gentrification of Oakland, and through our work we aspire to spread and produce knowledge from within our community, and to create a space in which youth can come together to create, collaborate, and organize.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 6:08PM
Contra Costa County Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Tues. Oct 6 - by via California Nurses Association
Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County will officially begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6, after what nurses say is the County’s continued failure to address serious patient care concerns they have been bringing to the County’s attention for over a year.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 5:07PM
Take Back Santa Cruz accountability - by TBSC Snopes
Take Back Santa Cruz continues to use tactics of spreading fear in the community based on rumors. Typically , our homeless neighbors are targeted. TBSC has learned nothing from the expensive arrest and 18 day jail time of an innocent homeless "flower thief" who eventually was released and charges dismissed. The group admin continue to post unsubstantiated rumors, stories, and photographs of people sleeping, if it achieves their goal of spreading fear and stirring emotions.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 6:12AM
River St. Shelter Waiting List UpDate - by Robert Norse
The City's camping ordinance MC 6.36 was amended in 2010 after successful protests by PeaceCamp 2010 to require dismissal of all MC 6.36 citations if one was on one of two Waiting Lists--the Paul Lee Loft or the River St. Shelter [or if the Winter Armory is full] Though both agencies refused to give those signed up evidence to show to the police that they were on these lists, the City Attorney's office did dismiss some if not all citations for those who were on the Waiting Lists. The River ...
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 11:08PM
We've filed our initiative to legalize cannabis in California in 2016! - by via ReformCA.com
I wanted you to be the first to know. We've filed your initiative!
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 1:06PM
Contra Costa County Executives Lose Effort to Block Walkout - by via California Nurses Association
Nurses who work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and clinics across the County remain on track to begin a two-day strike Tuesday, October 6 after County officials lost court efforts today to enjoin the walkout.
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2015 6:13PM
Winnemem Wintu Chief Leads 'Water. Every Drop Sacred' Rally and March - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, the Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, spoke movingly about the sacredness of water and the threat to the environment and people posed by controversial plans to raise the Shasta Dam and build Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels. “This spring, the headwaters of the Sacramento, is sacred to us,” said Chief Sisk. “Archeologists once said they couldn’t find any evidence of indigenous people around this spring. That’s because our ancestors believe the site ...
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 7:55PM
Oakland, California will host the 2015 Black Farmers and Urban Growers Conference - by Frank Talk
The Oakland organizing team for the Black Farmers and Urban Growers Conference is a dynamic group of farmers, growers, activists, and innovative social enterprise entrepreneurs who are part of the vibrant local food scene, ranked #7 nationwide by USA Today.
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 7:19AM
Waking the Freedom Sleepers - by Alex Darocy
On September 22 community members protesting the criminalization of homelessness in Santa Cruz returned to city hall for their eleventh sleepout. A sizable group again made it through a night of sleep at city hall, though Santa Cruz police woke everyone up as a group at about 5:30am. The next sleepout is tonight, September 29, at Santa Cruz City Hall.
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:29PM
Over-income public housing tenants make the housing crisis worse for the poor - by Lynda Carson
When a recent audit revealed that more than 25,000 over-income households presently reside in public housing, in response HUD officials cited the importance of reducing concentrated poverty in public housing with higher income renters, while not creating disincentives to self-sufficiency!
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:16AM
Wiener Roast Against the War on the Homeless - by
17th & Diamond, San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:12PM