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imageAmerican Steel Studios Use Logs to Displace West Oakland Homeless for a Year and Counting
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by Zack Haber
By placing giant logs on the public streets outside their building, American Steel Studios in West Oakland has prevented homeless residents from parking outside it. The City of Oakland has allowed the logs to remain for a year and counting even in the wake of the fact that 11 West Partner, who owns AS, gave an illegal donation to Mayor Schaaf's campaign....
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:00PM
calendarMichael Diehl Memorial Celebration by Boona Cheena
The Berkeley School 1310 University Ave., Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Sun Nov 3, 2019 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:04AM
textNew Rent Laws: Renters get longer notice for rent increases above 10% by Lynda Carson
Starting January 1, 2020, AB 1110 takes effect which requires landlords to serve tenants in a residential dwelling with a month-to-month tenancy a “90 day notice” if the landlord “jacks up the rent” by more than 10%....
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04AM
imagePG&E Execs Enjoy Fine Dining Ahead of Mass Power Down
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by Nationalize Utilities Now
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that that 10 to 12 PG&E executives dined with top customers at a winery in Sonoma County on October 7 and 8, just ahead of the forced power outage to millions across California that started October 9, 2019. [Photo by D. Boyer, Sonoma County fire of Oct 2017]...
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:27AM
textNew protections for Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders) by Lynda Carson
According to HUD’s records on 10/08/2019, in San Francisco there are 13,798 units in its Section 8 inventory, Oakland has 13,614 Section 8 units, Berkeley has 1,995 Section 8 units, Alameda has 1,885 Section 8 units, Alameda County has 6,684 Section 8 units, Contra Costa County has 9,235 Section 8 units, and Marin Housing has 2,205 Section 8 units listed. Oddly, the City of Richmond does not have any Section 8 units listed in HUD’s records....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:18PM
textExpanded Legal Assistance for People Experiencing Homelessness by Steve Pleich
Need for Legal Assistance Growing Among the Homeless...
Posted: Tue Oct 8, 2019 11:51AM
imageNUHW members strike Janus of Santa Cruz
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by National Union of Healthcare Workers
NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs....
Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 11:07AM
textOakland files lawsuit to block Oakland Athletics from buying Coliseum complex by Lynda Carson
Indeed, billionaire John J. Fisher’s plan to build a stadium at Howard Terminal will result in the loss of many present and future middle class jobs, and will result in higher priced housing and condominiums that most Oaklanders cannot afford. Despite all their promises, the A’s and multi-billionaire John Fisher have never built any affordable housing near the Coliseum, or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Oakland City Council sold out Oaklanders by voting to support the A’s stadium plan for Howa...
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:00PM
calendarSTRIKE at Janus of Santa Cruz
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by National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062...
Event Date: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:00AM
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:30PM
imageSanta Cruz Recall of Drew Glover and Chris Krohn, My Personal Statement 9-22-2019
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by AutumnSun
I felt the need to post this after getting some negative and hateful comments....
Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:14PM
imageAppeals Court Confirms Discrimination by Dignity Health
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by ACLU of Northern California
Sacramento Area Hospital Illegally Refused Transition-Related Surgery...
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:57PM
imageNE 16th/Mission BART Plaza Gets New Bench; Nothing For SW Plaza
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by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
BART installed a strange new bench on the northeast 16th/Mission BART Plaza, adjacent to Walgreens, while ignoring the southwest Plaza, where it removed six benches and replaced them with three smaller ones in Autumn, 2018....
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:28PM
imageKaiser Bosses STOP Killing Peri Ho! Family & Supporters Speak Out At SF Kaiser
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by Labor Video Project
A press conference was held at San Francisco Kaiser by Kin Ho to defend the life of his wife Keri Ho who Kaiser refuses to to get a second opinion on her healthcare. San Francisco Kaiser management according to Kin Ho has also retaliated against him and his wife for following complaints with the California Department of Managed Healthcare....
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:53AM
imageSanta Cruz Police Evict Homeless Residents from Main Beach
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by Santa Cruz News
On September 10, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 6-1 to impose a six-month, midnight-sunrise curfew for the dry sand portion of Santa Cruz Main Beach. Santa Cruz Police Chief of Police Andrew Mills and other members of City Staff had requested that Council enact the curfew due to an "increase" in nuisance crimes related to homeless individuals camping on the beach. By the evening of September 15, police began evicting homeless residents from the beach....
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:54PM
imageGlobal Nurses Solidarity Assembly In San Francisco & Nurses Speak Out
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by Labor Video Project
A Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly was held in San Francisco on September 12, 13, 14th & 15th. Nurses from 21 countries attended about their fight to defend healthcare against deregulaton and privatization....
Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:58AM
textTelegraph triangle loses status and bench by Anonymous
Berkeley city officials have taken away the special status of the Triangle on Telegraph Avenue. Once a tiny park for people to sit and congregate at Telegraph and Dwight, the city has downgraded the Triangle to being a road median. The bench at the Triangle was removed....
Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:27AM
textPassing the Buck and Rubberstamping at the Parks and Recreation Commission Yesterday by Robert Norse
Where's the "Progressive" Input at Parks and Recreation ?...
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:01AM
textAppeals Court to Hear ACLU Discrimination Case Against Dignity Health by ACLU of Northern California
SAN FRANCISCO—The ACLU is set to argue before the Court of Appeal in San Francisco Tuesday on behalf of Evan Minton, a man who was denied health care because he is transgender....
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:02PM
documentNo Curfew, Restore Services!
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by Robert Norse
Two half page flyers on the proposed Beach Grab by City Manager Martin Bernal as part of his endless "Drive the Homeless Out of Sight" campaign....
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 9:32AM
imageDemonstrators for Medicare for All March on Office of Congresswoman Eshoo
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by Healthcare is a Human Right
On September 5, Santa Clara County Single Payer Coalition and National Nurses United led a protest that started with a march through downtown Palo Alto leading to the door of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. The Congresswoman has made it clear she is against eliminating for-profit insurance companies from our healthcare system and replacing them with a non-profit federal system. Photos: Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 7:17PM