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text Lighthouse Bank Vice Chairman Involved In Assault On Richmond & Mountain View Voters by Lynda Carson
According to Lighthouse Bank, the bank was founded in October 2007 by approximately 350 local residents, professionals and small business owners. During 2014, Stephen D. Pahl had 91,768 shares of Lighthouse Bank common stock, presently worth around $16.00 per share according to the Wall Street Journal!...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:24AM
calendar 24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have died on our Streets by First They Came for the Homeless
New Berkeley City Hall 2180 Milvia, Berkeley...
Event Date: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:08PM
image Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands 480_city-stage_oakland-fire_hyphenated-republic_1.jpg by Hyphenated-Republic
Maybe the saddest, or perhaps, realest, takeaway of the twisted post-Ghost Ship narrative is that white people who live in warehouses are worthy of a mayoral executive order, but poor Brown and Black children being poisoned by lead are not....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:04PM
image Fruitvale District Has Highest Levels of Lead Poisoning in California, Worse Than Flint 480_exterior-5-620x465_oaklandpost_1.jpg by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
What Should Oakland Residents Do to Avoid Toxic Lead Contamination?...
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:06PM
image The Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling an End to Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence” 480_thelongestwalk5-2_1.jpg by Angel Heart
The National Field Office of The American Indian Movement proudly announces, The Longest Walk 5.2, “Calling an End to Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence.” Dennis Banks, National Field Director and Co-Founder of The American Indian Movement issued a three phase - 3 year walk across America in 2016. Dennis Banks stated, “Because of the extremely high rate of abuse, suicides, drug related deaths and destruction, which is at a pandemic stage, our mission is to cross this continent on foot; seeking...
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:02PM
text Post Office Uses Leaf Blowers to Harrass Homeless at 6AM by Free Speech Matters
In the dark of 6AM no less than three contractors use leaf blowers to "clean" the area in front of the Post Office....
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46AM
calendar Freedom SleepOut #79 Swims Toward Justice Tuesday Night by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Under the eaves of City Hall until driven away by "peace officers" and "park protection rangers" and then on the wet sidewalks outside City Hall. Bring cardboard, canvas, protective gear, video, and friends. The protest runs from 4 PM today to mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:43AM
text CAA and Pahl & McCay retaliate against voters for approving rent control in Richmond by Lynda Carson
As part of their on-going notorious efforts to meddle in the affairs of Richmond, the California Apartment Association (CAA) continues with it’s brutal campaign to deny renters their rights under local, state and federal law, as the pro-landlord organization ignores the will of the people!...
Posted: Mon Jan 9, 2017 9:06PM
image Oakland Administration Adding Insult to Injury with “Aggressive” Response to Warehouse Fire 480_townhall-housing-oakland-tulioospina_1.jpg by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
The town hall meeting on safe and affordable housing that was held on Wednesday brought together roughly 300 community members, artists and homeless residents who had a chance to tell city leaders what solutions they want to see to Oakland’s housing and eviction crisis....
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2017 7:26PM
video Selective Enforcement documented on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz, CA (video/mp4 45.7mb) by The Jones/Skelton Report
A chance encounter with a Ranger as we were documenting the marked lack of performers and artists on the avenue led to some insight into the types of directives that law enforcement has been given by the city. 3 minute video. Full story below....
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2017 10:55AM
text Judge denies TRO against Measure L - renter protections in Richmond by Lynda Carson
In a huge victory for the voters and renters of Richmond, earlier today Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Judith S. Craddick rejected a temporary restraining order (TRO), sought by the California Apartment Association (CAA) to block rent control and just cause eviction protections that were passed by the voters on November 8, 2016!...
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 8:13PM
text Richmond rent control under attack again by the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
The notorious California Apartment Association (CAA) is planning to file a temporary restraining order against the City of Richmond with the Contra Costa County Superior Court regarding Richmond’s Measure L, rent control and just cause eviction protections!...
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 5:30PM
calendar New Year's Nightwatch: Freedom SleepOut #78 at City Hall by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
On the frosty sidewalk outside City Hall at 809 Center St. across from the Main Library. A Tuesday night sleepout in probable rain (bring tents or protective gear either for yourself or for others). The event lasts from late afternoon Tuesday to mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Jan 3, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 3, 2017 10:22AM
text ‘First They Came For The Homeless’ – Why Are We Here? A Berkeley Homelessness FAQ by First They Came for the Homeless
WHAT IS 'FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE HOMELESS' ? First They Came for the Homeless (FTCftH) is a group of unhoused people who have organized ourselves on the streets of Berkeley both for mutual support and to promote a political message regarding homelessness, homeless people, income inequality and the privatization of the commons in the United States....
Posted: Mon Jan 2, 2017 8:47AM
text KPFA General Manager McCoy Pushes The "Fake News" Line Despite Protests From Listeners by repost
KPFA General Manager McCoy is pushing the "fake news line" despite protests from listeners that this is the line being used by corporate media to cover up their own lies....
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:02PM
image West Oakland’s Qilombo Loses Lease After Ghost Ship Fire 480_qilombo-620x349_1.jpg by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
Since the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives earlier this month, the city has seen a rash of landlord panic and opportunism, according to community members who have seen the number of unannounced fire inspections from city officials spike, putting several homes and community centers at risk of being shut down....
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:52PM
text Disgraced former HUD Secretary vouches for Ben Carson to run HUD by Lynda Carson
In the Bay Area, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Oakland Housing Authority has 13,422 federally subsidized housing units in it’s section 8 inventory, and 2,122 units in it’s low rent inventory, formerly known as public housing units!...
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:32PM
video Avenge The Ghost Ship: Remembering Denalda (video/mp4 208.3mb) by The Cinema Committee
A brief statement and film in memory of our beloved Denalda...
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:34AM
calendar Freedom SleepOut #77: Sanctuary for the Local Homeless? by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
At the edges of City Hall downtown along Center Street mostly between Locust and Church The protest begins Tuesday afternoon and goes until mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:10PM
text San Francisco X Mess Warehouse Eviction Resistance by Michael Steinberg
Residents of a San Francisco warehouse that they fixed up themselves and have been paying rent to live in for years are resisting efforts by city officials and real estate speculator interests to evict them in this "season of sharing."...
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:02PM