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image Where the Vultures Feed vuly.jpg by Dr Bruce Loisel
How the Salvation Army Dupes the Public and Live Cushy Lives Off the Carrion of the Poor...
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:50AM
calendar Count for Freedom Sleepers Reaches 60 Nights Out by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Occupying with sleeping bag, car, and tent, the sidewalk and curbsides next to Santa Cruz City Hall from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning around 8 AM...
Event Date: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:32AM
calendar People's Park planning meeting for Housing Concert on Oct. 15 by M. Delacour
In Berkeley at Telegraph and Haste....
Event Date: Sun Sep 4, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:15PM
calendar MillionsMissing by Jane Pannell
San Francisco City Hall, VanNess Avenue between McAllister and Grove Streets...
Event Date: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:41PM
text Scott Sternberg of Beverly Hills is behind Richmond’s mass evictions by Lynda Carson
According to records with the Secretary of State in California, Scott Sternberg the owner of Creekview Condominiums, has a brokers license that has expired. Thats right. Scott Sternberg, has not had a valid real estate license in California since 8/3/1992, according to records. However, he is evicting people by the hundreds at Creekview Condominiums in Richmond, without a valid real estate license!...
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:45PM
calendar Freedom SleepOut #59 as RV Rights Struggle Continues by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
City Hall sidewalk across from the Main Library as well as in the City Hall Courtyard. Food Not Bombs will serve vegan food along with literature and good cheer throughout the afternoon until early evening. The protest disperses on Wednesday morning around 8 or 9 after coffee....
Event Date: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:10AM
text Hacker houses are proliferating in the Bay Area by Lynda Carson
Some of the better known hacker houses have included Chez JJ in San Francisco, Startup Embassy in Palo Alto, Casa Hacker in San Jose, 939 Makers Club in Walnut Creek, Colliding Club (3 houses in San Francisco), and 20 Mission in San Francisco!...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:34PM
audio Louisiana Floods: in their own words, stories and how to help (audio/mpeg 30.2mb) by WTUL News & Views
On the Louisiana Floods, personal stories from Blair, Bru, and Logan, plus an update from Elizabeth about ways to lift up your Louisiana loved ones....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:08AM
text The Unending Story of the Achievers by Bruno Rossmann and Joerg Reitzig
All personal and state success depended on state investments in schools, roads, hospitals, community centers, airwaves, food safety, and water quality. The achievers' myth ignores this, Austrian researcher Bruno Rossmann explains. The neoliberal redefinition of justice from sharing and distribution justice to rewarding achievers helps justify exploding inequality and tax injustice. In the 1960s, John Kenneth Galbraith decried the public squalor alongside private opulence....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:44AM
text Danny Haber and Alon Gutman target tenants with eviction and higher rents by Lynda Carson
Indeed. During 2015, in a report from 48Hills.org, it mentioned “The “Evictions Profiteers of the Year” award, which was given out to mock “Danny Haber” and “Alon Gutman,” for finding opportunity in the wake of a devastating Soma fire,” in San Francisco!...
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:06PM
text James Kilpatrick is sued by China Town tenants and Oakland City Attorney by Lynda Carson
According to public records, James Kilpatrick of 475 14th Street, Suite 700, in Oakland, has had problems in the past, and has a brokers license that was suspended in 2009, and in 2012....
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:23AM
text Rent control is coming to Santa Rosa by Lynda carson
The renter protections, taking effect September 15, will require landlords to prove “cause” in court or before a political body every time they try to evict a resident or family, in an effort to displace them from the community!...
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:23PM
calendar Judith Scott/Readings from Entwined & Screening of Outsider 480_9780807051405_1.jpg by Joyce Scott
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org...
Event Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:09AM
audio Citizen Reporting of Great Louisiana Flood of 2016 (audio/mpeg 41.2mb) by WTUL News and Views
Compiled audio of citizen vlogs detailing their experiences trying to recover after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2106....
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:51AM
image Grand Jury Releases Report on 2015 Jail Death of Krista DeLuca; Family Sues County 480_krista_deluca_1.jpg by Santa Cruz County News
In June, the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury released its report on the death of 23-year-old mother Krista DeLuca, who died in the main jail on September 29, 2015. (see PDF file) Shortly after the release of the Grand Jury report, DeLuca's family filed a civil lawsuit against the County of Santa Cruz. (see PDF file) Besides the County, the lawsuit lists as defendants the Sheriff's Office, Sheriff-Coroner Jim Hart, Under-Sheriff Jeremy Verinsky, Chief Deputy Jeff March, Lieutenant Kelly Kent, and...
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:23PM
text HUD policies threaten poor, elderly, disabled, and low-income people with eviction by Lynda Carson
There are around 300,000 renters in California who receive Section 8 voucher rental assistance. As of March 2016, in Berkeley there are around 1,935 section 8 units. Richmond has around 1,851 section 8 units. San Francisco has around 9,238 section 8 units. Alameda has around 1,845 section 8 units, and Alameda County has around 6,312 section 8 units. Marin County has around 2,153 section 8 units, and Contra Costa County has around 6,887 section 8 housing units....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:15PM
calendar Art Auction 16 - Transforming Art Into Action - A Right to a Roof 480_screen_shot_2016-08-17_at_3.47.57_pm.jpg by Lesley Haddock
SOMArts 934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:00PM
image No Dakota Pipeline - tribes push back against yet another threat to clean water 480_13924979_1065509830236132_2959863761466764350_n_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
The Standing Rock Sioux Nation is calling out to all indigenous nations of the world to stand in solidarity with them as they fight yet another pipeline on tribal lands....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:35PM
image Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Continutes to Help Medical Marijuana Defendants in Federal Court 480_judge-o-scannlain_1.jpg by Americans for Safe Access
An opinion today (August 16, 2016) issued in the federal 9th Circuit by a three-judge panel has found that federal prosecutions of medical cannabis defendants may not proceed unless there is a violation of state law. In the opinion of U.S. vs. McIntosh, written by 9th Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, the court held that the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment prohibits the federal prosecution of conduct that is allowed by the state's medical cannabis law....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12PM
image Sin Barras Issues Letter Concerning Medical Care at the Santa Cruz Jail sin_barras_santa_cruz.jpg by via Sin Barras
On August 12, the organization Sin Barras issued a letter that calls for the County Health Services Agency to resume responsibility for medical care in the Santa Cruz Jail....
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:37PM