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text Lighthouse Bank Vice Chairman Involved In Assault On Richmond & Mountain View Voters by Lynda Carson
According to Lighthouse Bank, the bank was founded in October 2007 by approximately 350 local residents, professionals and small business owners. During 2014, Stephen D. Pahl had 91,768 shares of Lighthouse Bank common stock, presently worth around $16.00 per share according to the Wall Street Journal!...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:24AM
text Post Office Uses Leaf Blowers to Harrass Homeless at 6AM by Free Speech Matters
In the dark of 6AM no less than three contractors use leaf blowers to "clean" the area in front of the Post Office....
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46AM
text The Civilization Crisis: Post-Factual Criticism of Politics by Rudolf Hickel
In Trumponomics, falling tax rates for businesses should increase tax revenues. When businesses do not invest in an under-financed infrastructure, then tax gifts lead to lower state spending or higher state debts at the end. Trump wants to lead us into a world where subjective perception is everything and what he says is always reality-the post-truth world. He can create "facts"-the US has the highest corporate tax rate in the world-while most big corporations pay no federal tax. Between $21...
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:50AM
text CAA and Pahl & McCay retaliate against voters for approving rent control in Richmond by Lynda Carson
As part of their on-going notorious efforts to meddle in the affairs of Richmond, the California Apartment Association (CAA) continues with it’s brutal campaign to deny renters their rights under local, state and federal law, as the pro-landlord organization ignores the will of the people!...
Posted: Mon Jan 9, 2017 9:06PM
text Judge denies TRO against Measure L - renter protections in Richmond by Lynda Carson
In a huge victory for the voters and renters of Richmond, earlier today Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Judith S. Craddick rejected a temporary restraining order (TRO), sought by the California Apartment Association (CAA) to block rent control and just cause eviction protections that were passed by the voters on November 8, 2016!...
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 8:13PM
text Richmond rent control under attack again by the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
The notorious California Apartment Association (CAA) is planning to file a temporary restraining order against the City of Richmond with the Contra Costa County Superior Court regarding Richmond’s Measure L, rent control and just cause eviction protections!...
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 5:30PM
text ‘First They Came For The Homeless’ – Why Are We Here? A Berkeley Homelessness FAQ by First They Came for the Homeless
WHAT IS 'FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE HOMELESS' ? First They Came for the Homeless (FTCftH) is a group of unhoused people who have organized ourselves on the streets of Berkeley both for mutual support and to promote a political message regarding homelessness, homeless people, income inequality and the privatization of the commons in the United States....
Posted: Mon Jan 2, 2017 8:47AM
text KPFA General Manager McCoy Pushes The "Fake News" Line Despite Protests From Listeners by repost
KPFA General Manager McCoy is pushing the "fake news line" despite protests from listeners that this is the line being used by corporate media to cover up their own lies....
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:02PM
text Disgraced former HUD Secretary vouches for Ben Carson to run HUD by Lynda Carson
In the Bay Area, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Oakland Housing Authority has 13,422 federally subsidized housing units in it’s section 8 inventory, and 2,122 units in it’s low rent inventory, formerly known as public housing units!...
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:32PM
text San Francisco X Mess Warehouse Eviction Resistance by Michael Steinberg
Residents of a San Francisco warehouse that they fixed up themselves and have been paying rent to live in for years are resisting efforts by city officials and real estate speculator interests to evict them in this "season of sharing."...
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:02PM
text The Generations Manifesto by www.openculture.com
Neoliberalism turns the world upside down so egoism, avarice, enrichment and ruthlessness become virtues and solidarity, sharing and the social state become pre-modern threats to the right to absolute free property. Adjusting to the market is stylized as a survival necessity as the super-rich steal away from taxes and financing social necessities - as if all personal and corporate achievement did not depend on social spending....
Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:34AM
text How Berkeley Struck Out - An Apocalyptic Tale That Doesn't Have to Be. by JP Massar
Yesterday, 12/19/16, at 5:00 PM, the First They Came for the Homeless encampment at Oregon & Adeline (across from Berkeley Bowl) in Berkeley was given notice of cause for eviction (for the 12th time, all from different locations they have taken up). They have been at this location a couple of weeks now. As of this morning, no raid had taken place....
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:13AM
text Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation by Rudolf Hickel
A low business tax can be counterproductive if a deadbeat infrastructure arises through lower state revenues. Lowering business tax rates leads first to enormous budget holes. Employees will bear this burden at the end: through the social cuts sparked off by the budget imbalances and by the rise of mass taxes like the sales tax to offset this deficit....
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:20AM
text Richmond rents to be rolled back on December 30th covered by rent control by Lynda Carson
Measure L, Richmond’s new rent control and just cause eviction protection laws are scheduled to go into effect on December 30, 2016. As a result of the new renter protection laws, starting December 30, tenancies that began in Richmond on or before July 21, 2015, that are covered by the new rent control law, the rents are to be rolled back to the amount that the tenant was paying on July 21, 2015!...
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:57PM
text Santa Cruz County has second most agricultural pesticide illnesses in the state by Lucia Calderón
Department of Pesticide Regulation report shows Santa Cruz County ranked #2 for agricultural pesticide-related illnesses in 2014...
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31AM
text Richmond renter protections to go into effect on December 30 by Lynda Carson
Eviction protections in Richmond are long overdue, and reportedly, Richmond has more evictions than any other city in Contra Costa County!...
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:30PM
text A Letter to the Mayor Arreguin and the Berkeley City Council on the Homeless Crisis by EmilyRose Johns
Persons chronically unsheltered are our neighbors. They are our community members. They contribute in many ways: financially, artistically, and culturally. They deserve the respect and consideration that we would grant any neighbor. This shift in our thinking about unsheltered Berkeley residents must drive our thinking about solutions....
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:12PM
text Homelessness on the Agenda - Will Berkeley Change Its Tune? by Mike Zint
The newly elected Mayor and City Council of Berkeley meet for the first time to consider, among other things, different approaches to homelessness....
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:36PM
text New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides additional evidence that diets lower in animal-based foods and higher in plant-based foods are better for the health of people and the planet. The review highlights the urgency of addressing sustainability in national food policy as a matter of food security: “Long-term food security can be ensured only if we consider the sustainability of our food suppl...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:59PM
text Trump nominates a moron to be the next HUD Secretary by Lynda Carson
Ben Carson is known as a far right wing-nut who is considered to be a moron by many as a direct result of his views and past statements!...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 4:24PM