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imageNew research finds coastal living linked with better mental health
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by University of Exeter
Living close to the sea could support better mental health in England’s poorest urban communities, finds a new study published today in the journal Health and Place....
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:43AM
documentCourt Rejects Trump Administration Efforts to Avoid Curbing Risks From Dangerous Pesticide
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by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 — A federal district court in Oakland today rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the failure of the Environmental Protection Agency to protect endangered wildlife and the environment from the dangerous pesticide malathion....
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:24PM
textTrump EPA’s Paraquat Review Ignores Strong Links to Parkinson’s Disease by Center for Biological Diversity
Agency Considers Reapproving Lethal Pesticide Banned in Much of World...
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:20PM
calendarAaron Glantz: Homewreckers by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
St. John's Presbyterian Church 2727 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705...
Event Date: Thu Nov 7, 2019 7:30PM
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:55PM
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
calendarHow Racism Shaped the Housing Crisis & What We Can Do About It by Shareable and SPUR
SPUR San Francisco 654 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105...
Event Date: Wed Nov 6, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:45PM
audioSolving New Orleans Mental Health Crisis - October Events (audio/mpeg 34.7MB) by Maggie Hermann
WTUL News and Views Dj Maggie interviews Janet Hays, (Healing Minds NOLA), Judge Kern Reese (Civil District Court ) and Kenn Barnes, (The Louisiana Supreme Court) to discuss upcoming events addressing alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death for people with serious mental illnesses. Audio - 25:10...
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:29PM
textThe Left is Not Obsolete by Norman Birnbaum
"Propaganda is always the other. We are the principled," said Norman Birnbaum. The left is rooted philosophic ally in the Enlightenment with its rejectionof throne and altar. The left sought material redistribution for moral reasons-for the sake of transforming human nature. The challenge is to forge new alliances....
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:28AM
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
textRent Control & Just Cause Eviction Protections: AB 1482 Has Been Signed! by Posted By Lynda Carson
Many tenants live in fear that they are just one rent-gouging increase or one discriminatory or arbitrary eviction notice away from losing their home. AB 1482's statewide anti-gouging and just cause protection provisions will change all of this. Our homes are where we lay our heads down at night, where we feel safe, and where our families and children feel safe! California's tenants deserve and need these critical protections. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020....
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:34AM
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
calendar730 Stanyan [McDonald's site] Report by Tes Welborn
Park Library, 1833 Page near Cole St....
Event Date: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 5:35AM
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
calendarSan Francisco Mental Health Consumers Working Group Meeting
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by Raia Small
Senior and Disability Action 1360 Mission St. #400 (between 9th and 10th Streets) San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 12:57PM
calendarRemove Anti Homeless Rocks at Centrol del Pueblo by Michael Petrelis
Centro del Pueblo 474 Valencia Street, at 16th Street San Francisco, CA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 1, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:12PM
calendarGentrifying Paradise?  A handbook for fighting gentrification
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by Eugene E Ruyle
NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...
Event Date: Sun Oct 6, 2019 10:30AM
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:12PM