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image Silicon Valley Investors Out of L.A.! 480_la2topmaybe__1__1_1_1_1_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Landlords across California are raising rents like never before. But when a Silicon Valley based residential investment company raised rents by as much as $700 a month and refused to negotiate with distant Los Angeles tenants, it was time for renters to head to Los Altos for a personal visit....
Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:33AM
image Proposition 10, the rebellion against greedy landlords, realtors and developers 480_san_rafael_renters_meeting_2_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
A tenants meeting I helped to organize to teach renters how to fight back against rent increases. (Lydia Gans Photo)...
Posted: Tue Aug 7, 2018 3:07AM
image State finds widespread risk from brain-harming pesticide 480_ban_chlorpyrifos_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Nerve agent chlorpyrifos is a Toxic Air Contaminant that threatens agricultural communities and harms children’s developing brains, state scientists agree...
Posted: Thu Aug 2, 2018 12:41AM
calendar Rent Control Campaign Kickoff Party 480_downtown_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Santa Cruz for Rent Control
215 Gharkey St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Aug 1, 2018 7:41PM
document Section 8 tenants forced into illegal side contracts by landlord get class certification section_8-terrywasatch.pdf_140_.jpg by Lynda Carson
Dennis Terry and Roy Husky lll, filed their complaint on April 14, 2015. These Section 8 tenants who receive rental assistance through the federally subsidized Housing Choice Voucher Program commonly known as “Section 8,” claim that the landlord illegally charged them for washer and dryer rentals, renters’s insurance, and covered parking....
Posted: Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:30PM
image SF Hunters Point Shipyard Testing Scam Cover-up Protested “Prosecute The Crooks" 480_sumchai_porter_ahimsa_at_hunters_point_rally_testing_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
A rally was held to protest the new testing scheme at the Hunters Point shipyard that will not properly test the danger of radioactivity at the super-fund shipyard site....
Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:56PM
calendar Pee & Poo Protest: Reopen Essential Bathrooms for the Public and the Poor by Robert Norse
At the edge of Louden Nelson (Laurel) Park where the Park meets the porch of the Louden Nelson Center....
Event Date: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:30PM
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:14AM
image Conscience and Action Meeting with City Manager Yields Surprising Result 480_36844840_1864678943589435_6359126216225587200_n_1.jpg by Conscience and Action
A Step in the Right Direction...
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:28PM
text Santa Cruz City Manager Refuses to Reopen Louden Nelson/San Lorenzo Park Bathrooms by Robert Norse
Closed as part of a broader campaign targeting unhoused folks outside, the bathrooms at Louden Nelson Center, San Lorenzo Park, and City Hall remained locked and/or closed to the general public. City Manager Martin Bernal ducked an invitation to explain at a gathering a week ago. He then met the next day with Conscience-and-Action [C&A] activists and rejected suggestions to reopen the bathrooms or immediately provide additional accessible portapotties....
Posted: Sun Jul 8, 2018 4:00PM
image CA Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Controversial Western Energy Grid Bill 480_report-slider-western-grid_1-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Assembly Bill 813, legislation that will create a western regional electricity market under the control of the Trump administration, will next go to the State Senate Appropriations Committee....
Posted: Mon Jul 2, 2018 10:36AM
text SF Tenants Fight Stronger Than Ever After # Years by Michael Steinberg
The Midtown Tenants Association in SF's Western Addition has been resisting mass evictions and carrying out the city's longest rent strike since 2015....
Posted: Sun Jul 1, 2018 5:50PM
image Unhoused at Union Point Park Harassed, Threatened, Cited, and Evicted onto Dangerous Street 480_unionpoint-eviction_01_06142018_1.jpg by Dave Id
The city of Oakland's strategy for which homeless encampments it chooses to target and when is secretive. Encampment management meetings are held on Fridays and neither unsheltered folks nor homeless advocates are allowed to attend, despite repeated requests by the Homeless Advocacy Working Group over the past year. Differing excuses are offered for evictions from one to the next, and the rationales offered appear ad hoc and can conflict with one another. Sometimes people are evicted from on...
Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:15PM
calendar Open the Bathrooms! even_the_poor_need_to_poo_and_pee.pdf_140_.jpg by Conscience and Action
City Hall Courtyard 809 Center St....
Event Date: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:32AM
image GOP seeks massive HUD budget cuts as $117,400 considered as low-income in Bay Area 480_lydia_gans_photo_1.jpeg by Lynda Carson
Low-income renters of Oakland protesting against their evictions when the City of Oakland, and Oakland Community Housing, Inc.(OCHI), tried to illegally evict the low-income renters from the California Hotel in 2008. (Lydia Gans Photo)...
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:53AM
video Oakland Evicts Largest Encampment at Northgate; Falsely Promotes Tuff Sheds as Viable Alternative (video/mp4 102.7mb) by Dave Id
Shortly after the completion of the construction of the second city-sanctioned Tuff Shed compound under the I-980 freeway at Northgate Avenue and 27th Street in April, the city of Oakland began evicting residents from the largest encampments in the surrounding area. Over the course of four days in May and June, the residents of 50-plus tents and shanty structures were forced out....
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:53PM
image Treasure Island Charade, Criminal Cover-up & Fraud 480_treasure_island_charade__criminal_cover-up___raud_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
A Treasure Island Restoration Advisory Board meeting was held on June 19, 2018. The Navy gave a presentation on how they are "cleaning up" Treasure Island and denied knowing about the whistleblowers and also any people who had gotten sick or died due to the dangerous radiation and other deadly toxins on the island....
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:47PM
image Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has Trump-like "both sides" reaction to Jogger Joe's anti-homeless attack 480_bbq-becky-schaaf_1.jpg by Dave Id
After fascists and neo-nazis gathered in Charlottesville last August, assaulting anti-racists and killing Heather Heyer, Trump declared: "I think there is blame on both sides." On June 9, 2018, the day video came to light of Henry Sintay, aka #JoggerJoe, throwing the property of Greg Markson into Lake Merritt, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf echoed that sentiment when she said she felt the "frustration on both sides."...
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:32PM
image On Fathers Day: Pelosi & Feinstein Partners In Crime At Hunters Point & Treasure Island 480_justice_at_pelosi_s_mansion_1.jpg by United Public Workers For Action
On Fathers Day 2018, supporters of worker and human rights rallied at the mansions of Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi in San Francisco. They protested the criminal cover-up by Pelosi and Feinstein of the $1 billion fraud on the US and criminal falsification of the so called Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island "clean-up". They also called for the criminal prosecution of Pelosi and Feinstein for colluding with the developer Lennar/5 Points developer, Tetra Tech and Test Ameri...
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06AM
image City of Santa Cruz Confiscates Food Not Bombs Portable Toilet 480_food_not_bombs_public_toilet_santa_cruz_town_clock_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
The City of Santa Cruz confiscated the Food Not Bombs community funded portable toilet on Saturday, June 16. Access to public toilets is a human right. Every person deserves the dignity of relieving themselves in a private sanitary way....
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:32AM
image SoCal water agency to vote on support for rider banning Delta Tunnels lawsuits 480_food_and_water_watch_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Representative Ken Calvert's rider would set a dangerous legal precedent if approved by Congress. “The elimination of judicial review foreshadows a regressive slide from a government controlled by laws to a government controlled by rulers,” summed up Bob Wright, Senior Attorney at Friends of the River....
Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:11PM