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image Rent Control Key to Stabilize California Housing Market 480_california-rent-control.jpg by SEIU Local 521
Rent control policies are key to stabilizing California’s housing affordability crisis, which has driven millions of people into poverty and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, a new analysis released by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley shows....
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:05PM
image Conscience and Action Calls for Basic Dignity 480_36969653_10156562534711983_4171725812191461376_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Nonprofits Ready to Step Up...
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:39PM
calendar Eviction notice rescinded for tenants at 526 and 528 California Avenue by Zav Hershfield
526 and 528 California Avenue, in front of the apartment buildings at those addresses...
Event Date: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:27AM
image Rally for Rent Control in Santa Cruz 480_rally-for-rent-control_10-11-18_1_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
Measure M would apply to rentals in the City of Santa Cruz. The measure is divided into three main sections: rent control, just cause eviction, and a rent board....
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:45PM
image "Not A Whisper" Questions Not Asked At 2018 Gubernatorial Debate Between Newsom & Cox 480_img_2692_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Before the only debate for governor in California between Gavin Newsom and John Cox, a press conference was held to raise questions about the $1 billion Eco Fraud at the Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island. The speakers at the press conference talked about the health and safety problems and the systemic cover-up by politicians including Gavin Newsom, Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and the present mayor. Community members and workers continue to get cancers and other illne...
Posted: Tue Oct 9, 2018 10:16AM
text BART Removes Benches From 16th Street/Mission Street Plaza by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
Without public discussion or advanced notice, BART closed most of the southwest 16th Street/Mission Street Plaza from September 10, 2018 to September 20, 2018 for construction... BART removed the approximately six benches from the plaza and has not reinstalled them, denying people places to sit in a public space. In a posting on his Facebook page, viewable only to people logged into their Facebook accounts, BART Director Bevan Dufty announced that BART will install new benches by November ...
Posted: Mon Oct 8, 2018 9:31AM
image Santa Cruz Rent Control: Knocking On Doors for Yes on M 480_albert-santa-cruz-rent-control_1.jpg by YES on M: Santa Cruz for Rent Control
Albert lives in a small apartment complex which was just sold and the new owner is trying to kick everyone out, including a number of veterans on HUD assistance. They are protected for now by the temporary rent freeze, but come election day they need Measure M to pass, or else they will be put out of their homes....
Posted: Sun Oct 7, 2018 5:02PM
calendar Rally Against Big Money and Predatory Landlords 480_students_united_with_renters_-_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Students United with Renters
Trescony Park 398 Trescony St, Santa Cruz,...
Event Date: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:30PM
Posted: Sat Oct 6, 2018 10:43PM
image Landlords in Santa Cruz Step Up Their Misinformation Campaign Against Measure M 480_darius_mohsenin_lies_about_measure_m_rent_control_in_santa_cruz_1.jpg by YES on M: Santa Cruz for Rent Control
Our opposition has now raised over three quarters of a million dollars, which they are using to spread fear and misinformation about rent control. While most of this money comes from out of the area real estate interests like the National Association of Realtors and the California Apartment Association, local landlords in Santa Cruz are also part of the problem. Over the last week, a number of banners have appeared on buildings owned by Darius Mohsenin, a landlord with dozens of properties fr...
Posted: Sat Oct 6, 2018 9:56PM
image Calls intensify for California regulators to take action on chlorpyrifos 480_californians_for_pesticide_reform_capitol_10-4-18-yanely4_1.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools
The U.S. Justice Department has requested a rehearing of a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to revoke all tolerances of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos within 60 days, putting the proposed federal ban back in limbo for the foreseeable future. The stalling tactic is the latest in an eleven-year struggle over the fate of a pesticide known to cause autism, ADHD and IQ loss. Health advocates in California, including many from the Monterey Bay region, are now renewing their call ...
Posted: Fri Oct 5, 2018 11:38AM
image Lawsuit Challenges New Oil Drilling Project in Arvin, Kern County 480_37336463_1894270813926416_4067333651354877952_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This Project will likely harm my community for decades to come,” said Estela Escota, president of CBA. “Petro-Lud plans to drill exploratory and production wells for an indefinite period of time, but has no idea how much oil is even under the proposed site. Without knowing this, we have no way of knowing how long the wells will stay active.”...
Posted: Wed Oct 3, 2018 3:53PM
image Boycott Driscoll's Day of Action on KPFA Evening News 480_boycott-driscolls-alianza_1.jpg by KPFA
Saturday, September 29th marked an international day of action against Driscoll's, with rallies in Tijuana, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. The United Farm Workers of America, the nation's largest farmworkers union, has been silent on the Driscoll's boycott....
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:26PM
text Opinion: EBALDC ignores tenants requests for recent lead testing inspection reports by Lynda Carson
Instead of ignoring and stonewalling the concerned tenants at Effie’s House that have reasonably requested a copy of the lead testing inspection reports of Envirocheck Inc., it would be very helpful if EBALDC respected the tenants enough to release the results of the lead testing inspection reports from August of 2018!...
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:08PM
audio If You’re Going to Santa Cruz (audio/mpeg 5.7mb) by David Rovics
Last night I was kicked out of a building for the first time in my 51 years. It happened in Santa Cruz, California. Here's my latest podcast....
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:52PM
image Rent Control: Things We Might Agree On 480_santa_cruz_for_rent_control_1.jpg by Landlords for Rent Control
As landlords and homeowners, we understand why some of our landlord friends are anxious about the proposed rent control ordinance on the ballot. Some of us are nervous about Measure M's potential restraints on our power to raise rents and evict tenants. We all grew up here in the US—property is sacred....
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:31PM
image Support for Consideration of Safe Parking Site for Persons Sleeping in Vehicles safe-parking-symbol.gif by Support Safe Parking Sites
The Seventh Day Adventists are considering allowing persons who live in the cars to park overnight in the campground located in Soquel on Old San Jose Road. The Safe Parking program would possibly include security, access to bathrooms, entry around dusk and mandate leaving at a set time in the morning. Sign the petition to support the rational debate and consideration of this Safe Parking Program: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/262/558/010/support-for-rational-consideration-of-safe-parking-s...
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:51AM
image California Avenue Veterans Fight Eviction Notices 480_no_evictions_1516997880184.jpg_4862321_ver1.0_640_360_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Tenants Association
On Monday, September 24 at 4:00 PM at the California Apartments (526 & 528 California Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060) Santa Cruz Tenants Association will join with tenants from the California Apartments to denounce landlords Daniel and Lisa Decker for issuing no-cause eviction notices to military veterans....
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:26PM
image Jerry Brown announces satellite launch as frontline communities protest oil drilling expansion 480_carbon_pricing_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Regarding Brown’s call for launching a climate satellite, Zizi stated, “I felt it’s a joke to have this satellite to find out more statistics on climate change when during the Global Climate Action Summit, there were hundreds of people on the street who are on the front lines dealing with climate change on a daily basis. We have the truth. We have the statistics....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:04PM
image ¡Boicot Driscoll’s! Día de Acción Global el 29 de septiembre, 2018 480_boycott-driscolls-global-action-sep-29-2018_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
El Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democrático de Jornaleros Agrícolas, convoca a todas las organizaciones hermanas a sumarse a la Acción Global Internacional en contra de Driscoll's....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:45PM
image Boycott Driscoll’s! Global Action on September 29, 2018 480_boycott-driscolls-global-action-sep-29-2018_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
The National Democratic Independent Farm Workers Union (SINDJA) is calling upon all sister organizations to participate in the Global Day of Action against Driscoll's....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:42PM