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Skyrocketing rents reveal need for strong rent control protections
As recent as Monday October 24, 2016, it was reported by the Palo Alto Weekly that the owner of the Stanford Garden Apartments and his son were arrested for harassing the tenants at the rent controlled building at 1735 Woodland Avenue, in East Palo Alto, in an effort to frighten them out of their housing so they could raise the rents!...
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:44PM
Renter protections on the ballot in November to look for
As recent as Thursday October 13, tenant activists around the Bay Area joined together outside the Hayward regional office of the California Apartment Association (CAA) to protest against the lies and deceit of the CAA being used to fight against renter protection ballot measures in the cities of Richmond, Alameda, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Mountain View. The activists also filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against the CAA!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:01PM
Bay Area Rallies Held on International Day in Solidarity with People of Haiti
Today marked the 25th anniversary of the coup that overthrew Haiti’s first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Aristide was the candidate of Haiti’s popular movement Lavalas in the 1990 presidential election; he won with 67% of the vote. In 1991 a military coup d'état deposed President Aristide. U.S. Central Intelligence Agency agents were present with the the Haitian military at army headquarters during the coup. Protesters marked the events of 25 years ago with rallies...
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:52PM
Stanford American Indian Organization Letter of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota Peoples
The Stanford American Indian Organization stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota peoples in protest against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline is in direct violation of Articles I & II of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and serves to threaten the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual ways of life of the original peoples of this land....
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:41AM
"Palestine Film Forum" of Redwood City
The Purpose of the "Palestine Film Forum" of Redwood City is the screening of movies about Israel and Palestine. We intend to offer films, speakers and articles to provide information ignored or distorted by main stream media about the real situation in this troubled region and will also serve as an advocate for peace and justice....
Posted: Tue Sep 6, 2016 7:00PM
Court Slaps Down Caltrans Highway Project in Pacifica
SAN FRANCISCO, September 6, 2016 — Following a legal challenge by conservation groups, a federal court has ruled that the California Department of Transportation violated the Endangered Species Act in approving a controversial project to widen Highway 1 in Pacifica, Calif. The Northern District court ruled Friday that Caltrans wrongly tried to use an already preserved parcel of land as mitigation for highway-widening impacts to endangered San Francisco garter snakes and threatened California ...
Posted: Tue Sep 6, 2016 1:47PM
Tenants & advocates rally for families and renter protections in Burlingame
Douglas N. Robertson is planning to evict and displace a minimum of 8 families from their longtime housing at 117 Anita Road before the voters of Burlingame can vote on renter protections in November, including just cause eviction protections and rent control!...
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:45PM
California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site
California Indians Demand Cruelty to Ancestors Be Disclosed as California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Map showing El Camino Real....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:25AM
Afghanistan: Still Occupied by US Troops on "Independence Day"
Afghans’ views are divided with regards to their thoughts and feelings towards Independence Day. Some feel that Afghanistan is not an independent state since it’s still under occupation; foreign troops are present in the country. Today some Bay Area residents of Afghan descent said that the tradition of displaying the flag on Independence Day represents cultural pride, political feelings aside....
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:13PM
Do NOT Vote for David Canepa for San Mateo County Supervisor!
Do NOT vote for David Canepa for San Mateo County supervisor!...
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:46AM
Renter protections are on the ballot for 6 cities in November
No matter how hard the landlords and the California Apartment Association are trying to stop the renters movement, tenant advocates across the Bay Area are urging renters to vote on strong renter protections during the upcoming November elections in the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Alameda, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Mountain View. The activists are urging people to vote against any weak proposals placed on the ballot by the City Council in Alameda, and Mountain View!...
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:54PM
BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging.
In April, the BART Board passed a law making it illegal to occupy two seats during rush hour on a BART train. The law was not to take effect until the BART police presented their implementation strategy. At the most recent BART Board meeting the BART police presented how they intend to enforce the new law....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:42PM
Community Keeps Memory of Yanira Serrano Alive
On June 4, the family of Yanira Serrano was joined in the city of Half Moon Bay by a large community of friends and supporters to commemorate the two year mark since the 18-year-old was killed by San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu. Also in attendance were the loved ones of two other victims killed by police in the Bay Area, Errol Chang and Antonio Guzman Lopez....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 3:36PM
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serrano
Meeting in front of the mural located at "Our Lady of The Pillar Church" @ 2:00 pm for a ceremony and blessings. Then marching to Mac Dutra Plaza located at the corner of Main Street and Kelly Ave. Our Lady of the Pillar 400 Church St, Half Moon Bay, CA Mac Dutra Park Corner of Kelly and Main Streets, Half Moon Bay, CA...
Event Date: Sat Jun 4, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 4:06PM
International Workers Day is a Call for Immigrant Rights/Better Housing Policies
May 1st, May Day, is traditionally celebrated as International Workers Day. In Mountain View, workers, their families and allies chose this day to call attention to the need for just and humane immigration reform and housing policies that do not disrupt family stability....
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 2:24AM
Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame
Protests against Donald Trump are heating up in California as the June 7 presidential primary approaches. On April 29, it was the Bay Area's turn....
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:35AM
Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) plan proposes to postpone regional scientific reviews of the effectiveness of “marine protected areas” from once every five years, as originally promised, to once every 10 years....
Posted: Tue Apr 5, 2016 4:34PM
San Mateo may enact just cause eviction protections & emergency rent control
It is crucial for renters to appear early at the Monday, April 4th - 7:00pm meeting at the San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Ave., San Mateo, so the Council Members can hear directly why this proposal is so important for the communities of San Mateo!...
Posted: Fri Apr 1, 2016 7:30PM
Whole Foods Gets Educated on Driscoll's Berry Boycott
The Raging Grannies formed a Boycott Driscoll's Berries Committee after extensive study of the issue and much discussion with the national Driscoll’s Boycott coordinators. While we demonstrated in front of Whole Foods in Palo Alto to raise consumer awareness, we found ourselves educating management when they came out to talk to us; they called the issue a "complex Mexico problem." However, the union that is demanding recognition from Driscoll's berries is in Washington state. (A union in S...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:15PM
Demo at Whole Foods: Boycott Driscoll's Berries!
On sidewalk in front of Whole Foods 774 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301...
Event Date: Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:39AM