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text California landlords are fined $8,000 by HUD for racist rental practices by Lynda Carson
Despite doing business in California, and being fined $8,000 for being involved in racist rental practices, records with the Bureau of Real Estate reveal that the status of the real estate license for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is expired and according to records with the Secretary of State their corporation status has been suspended!...
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:51PM
text Big money in opposition to efforts to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act by Lynda Carson
Wealthy landlords, realtors, and developers have teamed up together against renters campaigning against the Costa-Hawkins Act, and the competing campaigns are gearing up for a huge battle to come!...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:14PM
text Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities by Lynda Carson
Rent control and just cause eviction protections are the only fair and humane ways to slow down greedy landlords and profiteering realtors from gouging renters with never ending rent increases, unjust evictions, displacing renters from their communities, and adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California!...
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:56PM
text Economic Benefits of a Living Wage in the City of Santa Rosa by Sonoma State Investigative Research Group
Amy Badger, Elizabeth Munoz- Martin, Demi Gray, Austin Barcus, Blaze Carter, Brooke Santander, Crystal Mendoza, Sara Gong, Jeffrey Robinson...
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 1:59PM
text HUD’s attack on the poor in the Bay Area must be rejected by Congress by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to triple the rents on some tenants, and raise from 30% to 35%, the share of a household’s income that it must pay in rent. Additionally, Secretary Carson wants to add more work requirements on those receiving assistance in HUD’s housing programs!...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 2:55PM
text Tobacco: A Thriving Known Killer by Brock Senta
The leading cause in preventable death is thriving today. This is how and why the tobacco industry continues to be successful....
Posted: Mon May 7, 2018 1:39PM
text Fluoride in Foods, Beverages, Water Poses Health Risk, Experts Say by Carol S. Kopf
Unnecessary fluoride chemicals added to public water supplies has greatly contributed to the creation of a critical mass of fluoride ingestion which is messing up chlidren's teeth for which dentists charge a hefty fee to cover up. Dentists are profiting from fluoride over use....
Posted: Fri May 4, 2018 3:29AM
text The Homeless Youth Epidemic is Growing: What are the Solutions to End it? by Megan Lee
This article is about how not having adequate housing affects students in the classroom and how California needs more low-income housing so that students have an adequate space to live and complete homework assignments....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 1:32PM
text Once again... People's Park needs your support by Park Advocate
The foliage in People's Park is thinner this year. Another tree is gone, and various bushes and shrubs have disappeared. UC Berkeley has further whittled away at the park, and a new press release from the UC states that development plans are to be revealed after this academic year ends....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 10:03PM
text National Alliance of HUD Tenants Denounce Ben Carson's Housing Bill by Posted by Lynda Carson
Elected leaders of the national US tenants union today denounced the housing bill proposed April 25 by HUD Secretary Ben Carson as a “vicious and cruel” assault on the poorest of the poor!...
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:12PM
text Pesticide Use Near Record High in California, Monterey Numbers Concerning by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Use of cancer-causing fumigant pesticide on the rise for Monterey strawberries...
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:36PM
text SF Tenants Continue Fight To Save Homes From Demolition by Michael Steinberg
The Midtown Tenants Association and supporters gathered at SF City Hall today to continue their fight to save their homes from demolition by the city....
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:40PM
text Vehicular Profiteering Downtown Will Punish the Poor and Drive Away Customers by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz City Council is set to rubberstamp increased parking fees, new parking meters, a two-hour "Move Along" vehicular law, "no vending from vehicles", and a "no vehicles above 6' in height" requirement along Pacific Ave. and adjacent streets at its 1:30 PM wesession tomorrow. It's item #18 on the so-called "Consent Public Hearings" section of the agenda....
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:40PM
text Homeless regulations will affect People's Park community by Anonymous
Newly proposed regulations on the homeless will substantially affect the People's Park community. Berkeley city council is holding a special meeting to codify new city legislation to place restrictions on sleeping and stashing gear on sidewalks....
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:10PM
text Discrimination of Persons With Disabilities by Mariah Ramirez
Individuals are discriminated every day due to their disability. End this now, it's simple....
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:02PM
text Progressive activist Gale McLaughlin April 15 book signing event by Lynda Carson
Sunday, April 15, between 4 and 6 P.M., at the Bobby Bowen Progressive Center 2540 Macdonald Ave. Richmond, CA 94801...
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:14PM
text Dismantling Toxic Masculinity: What We Must Do by Fiona Duffy
We need to dismantle toxic masculinity and build a generation of men who aren’t afraid to openly discuss their emotions....
Posted: Sat Apr 7, 2018 11:56AM
text Alameda P.D. Arrest Man For Refusing Microwave-Pulsing Meters on His Kids Bedroom Wall by chris rabe
Christopher Rabe, a 39-year resident of Alameda and father of two was arrested on Thursday, March 29th at 10:30am after peacefully standing in the way of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) meter installers outside his apartment complex on Pacific St. Rabe was held in Oakland Jail for 10 hours, and released after posting bail. He is being charged with 498(B)(2) (theft by meter tampering) despite the fact that clearly his intent was to prevent the smart meter installation, and represent the othe...
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 8:02PM
text Signature gatherers for anti-rent control petition charged with fraud linked to CAA by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, a Utah couple is expected to appear soon in the San Mateo County Superior Court for arraignment on charges of election fraud for faking signatures for a petition meant to block renter protections from taking effect in Pacifica during 2017!...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:47PM
text New ACLU Charges Allege Pregnancy Discrimination Against Dockworkers at West Coast Ports by American Civil Liberties Union
Policies Block Women from Higher Wages and Union Membership...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:54AM