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textRally to protect 87 year old holocaust survivor from cruel, greedy Alameda landlords by Lynda Carson
On Saturday afternoon August 24 in front of “The Dunes Apartments” at 2445 Shoreline Drive in Alameda, there will be a rally from 3:00PM through 4:00PM to protest against the eviction of holocaust survivor Musiy Rishin, to let Alameda landlords Margaret Tam and Spencer Tam know that the eviction of Musiy Rishin is unacceptable!...
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:37PM
textHousing crisis is being exacerbated by the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
Recently in El Cerrito, just when the renters believed that they have gained some just cause eviction protections from the greedy landlords and realtors involved in gouging the renters with exorbitant rent increases, and displacing the renters with eviction-for-profit schemes, here comes the California Apartment Association (CAA), and their BIG MONEY. BIG MONEY has been used by the CAA to meddle in the affairs of the city leaders with a petition to block an eviction protection ordinance from ...
Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:02PM
textKPFA is Trolling for Funds…Again by Doug Buckwald
KPFA has embarked on another fund drive. Although they call this one their "Summer Fund Drive", it should really be called the "make-up fund drive due to the public's failure to let us loot their pocketbooks sufficiently during the Spring Fund Drive."...
Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:36PM
textPacifica Chair Aaron Leaks Name Of New iED – Pacifica Splices Audiofile In Failed Coverup by Jara Handala
Grace Aaron, Chair of the Pacifica Board & two months later Executive Director, leaked to the public the name of her successor. It’s John Farneal (spelling). Then Pacifica attempted a coverup – but it failed: the unadulterated audiofile is published here. Pacifica's secrecy culture at the top remains entrenched and pervasive. Who can trust the current 'leadership'?...
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:42PM
textCalifornia Has Its Faults by Michael Steinberg
Two big recent earthquakes shook up all things nuclear in the state, and beyond too...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:52PM
textMayor Schaaf Rents Oakland Police Officers to Home Depot by ann nomura
Oakland Mayor Schaaf's rent a police officer program at Home Depot....
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28PM
textOakland ‘Closes the Loophole’ on Tenant Inequality by Posted by Lynda Carson
At a late-night session, on Tuesday June 4, 2019, the Oakland City Council by a unanimous 6-0 vote (1 excused; 1 recused), adopted an ordinance to “Eliminate [Rent Increase] Exemptions for Owner-Occupied Duplexes and Triplexes....
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 2:51PM
textBerkeley's KPFA is a Private Radio Club by Doug Buckwald
KPFA used to operate like a true community radio station, but now it has devolved into little more than a private radio club for the same handful of paid program hosts who have occupied the airwaves for decades....
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:45PM
textOakland Hotel Travelers Tenants Settle Wrongful Eviction Suit by Posted by Lynda Carson
Plaintiffs Peter Howe, Joshua Daniels, William Prather and Orlando Chavez (through his successor) have settled their lawsuit for tenant harassment and wrongful eviction against the owners and management of Oakland’s Hotel Travelers, including defendants Danny Haber, Dion Ross and Alon Gutman, for a total payment of $575,000!...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:37PM
textAmid Surprise Jail Closure Announcement, Calls for Alameda Sheriff Accountability Grow by Danny Thongsy
Oakland community members demand a financial and performance audit of the Sheriff’s office as budget shortfalls, civil lawsuits, and reports of substandard jail conditions continue to mount....
Posted: Fri May 3, 2019 11:05AM
textHUD moves to force undocumented immigrants from public housing by Lynda Carson
In an effort that pits public housing tenants against one another, reportedly last Wednesday evening on April 17, 2019, the Trump administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposal to force undocumented immigrants from our nation’s public housing units!...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:35AM
textU.N. blames Blackstone Group for making housing crisis worse in U.S. by Lynda Carson
3093 Broadway in Oakland, is a 423 unit apartment complex that is unaffordable to low-income renters in Oakland that is being developed by City View and the Blackstone Group, and is scheduled for completion in 2019....
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:48PM
textEBALDC is soon to go smoke free in its residential rental buildings by Lynda Carson
Regardless of the pros and cons of smoking, or not smoking in EBALDC’s residential buildings in Oakland. Or the threats of eviction that may come in the form of a change in the terms of a lease that bans smoking in one of EBALDC’s rental properties, renters in Oakland who are covered (protected) by Oakland’s Just Cause eviction protection ordinance can refuse to sign, and do not have to sign a new lease that materially changes the terms of their existing lease!...
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:04PM
textStrike Debt Bay Area: We're Gonna Eliminate Millions in Medical Debt 4 Bay Area Residents! by JP Massar
A little bit can go a long way towards removing the burden of crippling medical debt......
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:30AM
textMajority stake owner of Peet’s Coffee & Tea admits to Nazi past by Lynda Carson
Are the good liberal and radical folks of Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco spending their hard earned dollars at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, to buy their coffee and tea from a multi-billion dollar company that has past ties to the Nazis and Hitler, when they could be spending their money somewhere else that does not have past ties to the Nazis? Yes indeed, it appears that this may be the case!...
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:09AM
textOakland Housing Authority Executive Director Eric Johnson Announces His Retirement Plan by Lynda Carson
In an email earlier today from Eric Johnson, the Executive Director of the Oakland Housing Authority, he announced his plan to retire after 11 years with the Oakland Housing Authority!...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:52PM
textCalifornia Apartment Association’s campaign contributions’ corrupting influence by Lynda Carson
Some say, that one way to fight back against the California Apartment Association (CAA) and the corrupting influence of the rental housing industry would be for renters throughout California to appear at the CAA’s Legislative Conference in Sacramento on May 29, between 9:00AM & 4:00PM, to protest against their activities. The CAA’s Legislative Conference in Sacramento is being held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, in the Grand Nave Ballroom!...
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:42PM
textSB 529, a bill to protect renters during rent strikes by Lynda Carson
Just try to imagine how life may be for the renters of Oakland being oppressed by bad landlords and slumlords if they formed "tenant associations" in an effort to conduct “rent strikes" without fear of eviction!...
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 7:01PM
textOakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight by Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa (WSWS Repost)
To defend public education, Oakland students are organizing to fight back against the union sellout of the recent teacher strike....
Posted: Wed Mar 6, 2019 10:43PM
textOakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout by Evan Blake and Gabriel Black (WSWS Repost)
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not “represent” teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:11AM