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text Social Safety Net Must Be Expanded by Steve Pleich
Support For a Program That is Working...
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38AM
text The Cost of Not Caring by thecostofnotcaring.org
The mentally ill who have nowhere to go and find little sympathy from those around them often land hard in emergency rooms, county jails and city streets. The lucky ones find homes with family. The unlucky ones show up in the morgue....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:04PM
text The Surreality of the Actual by Steve Martinot
Ever since the 60s and 70s, there has been a plan to drive out of town the entire community of activists, along with the black and brown communities, and turn Berkeley into a normal town again. It has gone as far as it has in part because too many people never thought that there was a plan. This article is just a kind of mirror on that....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30PM
text Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
text Richmond Mayor accepted CAA contributions before he voted no on eviction moratorium by Lynda Carson
Before Mayor Tom Butt voted no to block the proposed urgency moratorium on evictions and rent increases the mayor failed to disclose to the residents at the September 13, City Council meeting that he has been accepting political contributions from the California Apartment Association (CAA)!...
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:03AM
text San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken by Presidio Sentinel
California state law requires cities of 10,000 or more to add fluoride chemicals into its residents via the water supply but only if outside funds are available. Those outside funds have dried up in San Diego which has a local law prohibiting fluoridation. So fluoridation should cease in San Diego especially if taxpayers money is being used to continue fluoridating which is contrary to the intent of the 1995 state law....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:54AM
text Special investigator to probe anti-rent-control petition complaints in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
The residents are complaining that the signature gatherers are falsely claiming that the petition supports renter protections in Santa Rosa, and that they were tricked into signing it!...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44PM
text The CAA plans to run attack ads against renter protection ballot measures by Lynda Carson
The political ads highlight the problems of big money trying to hijack renter protections, and influencing the outcome of ballot measures offering the public an opportunity to vote against a corrupt system that allows greedy landlords and slumlords to engage in price gouging, and the eviction-for-profit system!...
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:21AM
text National Renters’ Day of Action on September 22 by Lynda Carson
On September 22, according to Causa Justa/Just Cause, in Oakland there will be a rally & banner drop in Oakland at 14th & Broadway at 12:00 PM to amplify #RenterPower and to lift up our fights against evictions, rising cost of rents and displacement!...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:27PM
text Richmond Mayor & two council members block emergency eviction and rent increase moratorium by Lynda Carson
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is a landlord who also makes a living being an architect. His vote against the proposed 45 day moratorium means that he is ignoring the plight of the poor, elderly and working class individuals and families of Richmond facing displacement from their communities due to unreasonable massive rent increase, and evictions by unscrupulous landlords!...
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:17PM
text CAA may be backing anti-rent control petition in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
What is happening in Santa Rosa appears to be very similar to what happened in Richmond when the California Apartment Association (CAA) used a petition in 2015 to steal renter protections from the renters in that city!...
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 11:47PM
text Richmond to vote on emergency moratorium on evictions and high rent increases by Lynda Carson
On September 13th the Richmond City Council will vote on an emergency moratorium on evictions and high rent increases!...
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 4:35PM
text I founded the Santa Cruz Bus Rider's Association by Elise Casby
I founded the Santa Cruz Bus Rider's Association for the purpose of defending our community of bus rider's lives against the Neoliberal attack on our fundamentally human need for a truly public bus transportation system that serves our entire community, and visitors, nomadic and/or transient people who come to this city on the coast of the land mass known currently as Santa Cruz, California, USA. The attack by the METRO board and the management of the METRO was anticipated by me after observ...
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 4:52PM
text US and Puerto Rico Faith Groups Send Congress Recommendations on Island's Crisis by Greg
Religious leaders in Puerto Rico and Jubilee USA urged a new Congressional task force to reform US laws to promote economic growth in Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Sep 2, 2016 1:26PM
text Governor Jerry Brown supports blacklisting system by failing to sign AB 2819 by Lynda Carson
The current tenant blacklisting system needs to be abolished and Governor Jerry Brown supports the tenant blacklisting system by failing to sign AB 2819 into law!...
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 7:36PM
text New Study Links Eating Shark Fins & Meat to Alzheimer’s Disease by Joanna McWilliams
A new study by scientists from the University of Miami has found high concentrations of toxins linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:45AM
text Tenants & advocates rally for families and renter protections in Burlingame by Lynda Carson
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
text Dentists Unsure of Fluoride's Safety, FOIAs ReveaL by nyscof
Organized Dentistry, the CDC and others publicly pronounces fluoride as safe to ingest; but privately they aren't so sure, reveals freedom of information ( FOIA ) documents....
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:42AM
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
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