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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
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 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
text Oakland landlords rip off renters with high rents in high crime areas by Lynda Carson
According a recent report from Zumper rents in Oakland are the fifth highest in the nation with one bedroom prices rising 11.6% on the year to $2,210 per month, and two bedrooms rising 13.8% on the year to $2,730 per month to rent!...
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:02PM
text Rent increases in least expensive apartments show need for rent control by Lynda Carson
Massive rent increases in the least expensive rental markets and apartments reveal why there is a real need for strong renter protections including real rent control, and just cause eviction protections to help stabilize families, and our communities!...
Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:57PM
text Is Matt Sridhar the owner of Bay View Apartments in Alameda a slumlord? by Lynda Carson
In addition to being involved in mass evictions that are displacing families from their housing at the Bay View Apartments in Alameda, people are also wondering if Matt Sridhar (aka Madhu Sridhar) who resides in a very fancy home in Saratoga on Deer Trail Ct., is a slumlord?...
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:52PM
text The MacArthur Tranist Village Developers -- Researching Boston Properties by The Occupy Research Insitute
The proposed MacArthur Transit Village is being worked through the approval process in Oakland. The structure, to be constructed adjacent to MacArthur BART, was the subject of an Oakland Design Review Committee meeting on August 10th. The transit village, which would become the tallest building in North Oakland, has drawn civic argument (both pro and con) regarding the height, environmental and aesthetic impacts, and the number of affordable housing units. While the building is the subject...
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:53AM
text Renter protections are on the ballot for 6 cities in November by Lynda Carson
No matter how hard the landlords and the California Apartment Association are trying to stop the renters movement, tenant advocates across the Bay Area are urging renters to vote on strong renter protections during the upcoming November elections in the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Alameda, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Mountain View. The activists are urging people to vote against any weak proposals placed on the ballot by the City Council in Alameda, and Mountain View!...
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:54PM
text Strong renter protections are needed in Oakland and other Bay Area cities by Lynda Carson
Tenant advocates across the Bay Area are urging renters to vote on strong renter protections during the upcoming November elections in the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Alameda, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Mountain View!...
Posted: Mon Aug 8, 2016 1:55AM
text Women Demand Dignity, Win Santa Rita Jail Policy Changes After Civil Disobedience Arrests by Plaintiffs & Yolanda Huang
Settlement of Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit against Santa Rita Jail on the treatment of Women In Custody...
Posted: Wed Aug 3, 2016 11:12PM
text Opposition To SB 503 Is Growing In The Bay Area by Lynda Carson
SB 503 is an insidious bill that people need to know about, because if it is passed into law it would strip people of their constitutional right to make end-of-life decisions, and it would make it difficult for people to keep from being chemically restrained by nursing homes, and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), according to California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)!...
Posted: Wed Aug 3, 2016 8:13PM
text Are skilled nursing facilities serving their patients well in Oakland, and California? by Lynda Carson
Sometimes a skilled nursing facility (SNF) may be run by a for-profit corporation, and others may be run by a so-called nonprofit corporation. At some facilities in Oakland, if you did not have insurance it may cost as much as $271.00 or more a night just to sleep in a single room with 2 other room mates, and that does not include any services that will cost extra!...
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:46AM
text CA lawyer & wife of former "Save KPFA" board member Sarv Randhawa Gives Prayer For Trump by repost
California lawyer and wife of former "Save KPFA" board member Sarv Randhawa an and "Save KPFA" supporter delivered Sikh prayer at GOP convention for Trump "California lawyer and wife of former "Save KPFA" board member supporter delivered Sikh prayer at GOP convention for Trump. He was a big supporter of Brian Edwards-Tiekert and the "Save KPFA" Cabal. This cabal also set up a separate privately run foundation to take over KPFA if Pacifica went bankrupt....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:01AM
text Calling on Oakland Police to Blow the Whistle on Corruption, Misconduct, and Predation by Anti Police-Terror Project
The Anti Police-Terror Project calls on Oakland police officers: Blow the whistle on corruption, misconduct, and predatory policing...
Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2016 1:21PM
text Democracy vs. Begging at City Council by Steve Martinot
This is an account of multiple betrayals by the Berkeley City Council. With $25 million in reserve, it begrudges non-profits that serve the homeless a mere $40K. Along with that cut, it advances to the police some $400K. It is as if it knows it has to beef up the police if it is going to cut services to the poor. Apparently, money is no object. What is the object? And what can we who believe in democracy do about it?...
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 4:15PM
text Sol, not coal will loft Oakland's dole by David Giesen
The sometimes acrid confrontation of no-coal and pro-jobs-through-coal-if-necessary factions at the rally ahead of Monday's Oakland City Council hearing on coal missed an opportunity to unite in a clarion call for solar installation jobs funding through property tax overhaul....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:22PM
text BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging. by JP Massar
In April, the BART Board passed a law making it illegal to occupy two seats during rush hour on a BART train. The law was not to take effect until the BART police presented their implementation strategy. At the most recent BART Board meeting the BART police presented how they intend to enforce the new law....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:42PM
text Oakland cops target the African American community by Lynda Carson
According to a Stanford study, African American men were more likely to be handcuffed during a stop (1 out of 4 times) than whites (1 out of 15 times), excluding arrests. African American men were also more likely to be searched (1 in 5 times vs. 1 in 20 times for whites), though officers were no more likely to make a recovery from those searches. African American men were more likely to be arrested after a stop by police –1 in every 6 vs. 1 in 14 for white men....
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:05PM