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San Mateo may enact just cause eviction protections & emergency rent control
It is crucial for renters to appear early at the Monday, April 4th - 7:00pm meeting at the San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Ave., San Mateo, so the Council Members can hear directly why this proposal is so important for the communities of San Mateo!
Posted: Fri Apr 1, 2016 7:30PM
Blatantly disregarding public will, Coastal Commission votes to fire executive director
Morro Bay, CA, February 10 – Today, more than 1,000 concerned citizens, elected officials, former commissioners, staff members, and environmental and social justice advocates attended the Coastal Commission hearing in Morro Bay. Every single speaker emphasized the importance of the Commission’s independence, and urged the Commission to retain Executive Director Charles Lester, a trusted leader that has championed the public good over special interest. In a show of willful disregard for th...
Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:14PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas
SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced a five-year review of endangered southern resident killer whales, which are down to just 84 orcas, to assess whether they are properly protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Fisheries Service last year announced plans to expand existing critical habitat protections from the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound to include 9,000 square miles of their winter foraging habitat along the West Coas...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18PM
Peninsula Tenants Urge your elected official to ENACT RENT CONTROL and TENANT PROTECTIONS
Tenants across California are begging elected officials for Tenant Protections and Rent Control. We've heard enough promises. It's time for action. Write your elected official NOW
Posted: Thu Jan 7, 2016 1:14PM
Registrar of voters allegedly certified petition blocking Richmond’s renter protections
Now the CAA and it’s 13,000 members are targeting numerous council members and are meddling in the affairs of 4 other Northern California cities, in an effort to block renter protections from taking effect. Those cities include San Jose, Santa Rosa, Mountain View, and San Mateo. Additionally, renters in Healdsburg have also been pushing for renter protections in their city!
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:51PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Leatherback Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California, Hawaiian Longline Fisheries & Gear Entanglements
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:49PM
Indicted for bank fraud, property manager Scott Safadi blames owners for mass evictions
On behalf of the renters being displaced, Terry Nagel the Mayor of Burlingame, stated that she wants to have a meeting with Scott Safadi regarding the mass evictions occurring at 1111 Douglas Avenue. According to Jay H. Grossman a resident of 1111 Douglas Avenue, who is a former real estate broker, there is to be a meeting in front of the building at 1:00pm on Sunday, with Mayor Terry Nagel, who will try to mediate on behalf of the renters with Scott Safadi and the new owners. The plan is for...
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:15PM
Indicted for bank fraud, landlord Scott Safadi is evicting many renters in Burlingame
A search of records with the Secretary of State for Scott Safadi Property Management, does not turn up any records, in addition to the search that did not turn up any records for a corporation named Cal Bay Property Management, owned by Scott Safadi in California!
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:15PM
In 2015 over 700 families displaced by no-cause evictions in San Mateo
As reported in The Daily Journal for San Mateo: Rent increased $227 during the 4th quarter in the past year, leaping to $2,572 (according to Real Answers, a group compiling apartment data). “During the fourth quarter in San Mateo, studio apartments increased by an average of $193 from last year, to $1,762 per month, marking a 12.3 percent increase. One-bedroom apartments with one bathroom increased by 10.3 percent on average to $2,332 per month, up $218 from 2013. And two-bedroom, one-bathr...
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:51PM
Nonprofit Quarterly brings national attention to Richmond & San Mateo rent battles
Presently, housing and tenant activists are urging everyone possible to appear at the September 21 Special Hearing in San Mateo, and to contact the San Mateo City Council to propose a humane solution to the eviction-for profit-system by passing a renter protection ordinance that includes rent control, and just cause eviction protections!
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:51PM
San Mateo needs rent control & just cause eviction protections
On September 21, a special hearing will be held by the council at San Mateo City Hall in an effort to discuss possible solutions to save affordable housing, including rent control, and just cause eviction protections that may be beneficial to renters, and honest landlords not involved in the eviction-for profit-system!
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:38AM
In bizarre perverse twist of fate, anti-tenant group CAA partners with United Way
In a bizarre perverse twist of fate, the anti-tenant organization California Apartment Association (CAA) an organization that has been attacking renter protections that assist community members from displacement and homelessness in Richmond, while attacking renter protection proposals in Santa Rosa and San Mateo in recent weeks, has entered into a partnership with the United Way to help out the homeless!
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:12PM
CAA pressures San Mateo to stall just cause renter protections
Councilman David Lim and other council members have been targeted by the CAA and CAA Tri-County for proposing a just cause eviction protection ordinance to keep families from being displaced by unfair and unjust no-cause evictions in San Mateo. This is known as the eviction-for profit-system!
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:08PM
CAA is meddling in San Mateo efforts to protect renters
Now that the CAA just blocked renter protections from taking effect in Richmond, the CAA is targeting San Mateo! Councilman David Lim has been targeted by the CAA and CAA Tri-County for proposing a just cause eviction protection ordinance to keep families from being displaced by unfair and unjust no-cause evictions in San Mateo!
Posted: Wed Sep 9, 2015 4:03AM
Gill Tract Protesters Disrupt Two Sprouts Supermarkets to Stop Development of Farmland
For Immediate Release
Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:52AM
Lawsuit Targets Pacifica Highway Project Threatening Wetlands, Rare Species, Views
SAN FRANCISCO— Resident and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the California Department of Transportation and other agencies challenging the approval of the Calera Parkway Project, a proposed highway widening in Pacifica, Calif. The Caltrans project would more than double the width of the existing state Highway 1 for a 1.3-mile portion of the roadway in Pacifica, at a projected cost of more than $50 million, while hurting wetlands, endangered species and the...
Posted: Fri May 8, 2015 4:42PM
The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.”
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:51PM
Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore at Pacifica Beach
A sperm whale washed ashore in Pacifica, the cause of its death is still unknown. Sperm whales are endangered and off the coast of California on of the main threats to their survival is the California driftnet fishery for swordfish, which sets out huge mega nets and indiscriminately catches, harms or kills whatever happens to swim into those nets.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:31AM
Scientists Sign On to Support the Phase Out of the California Drift Gillnet Fishery
Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and 230 scientists signed on to a letter opposing the deadly California drift gillnet fishery for swordfish, which has some of the highest bycatch rates in the world. The letter specifically requests that immediate action be taken to phase out the fishery and protect the ecological integrity of California’s coastal waters.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58PM
Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets
With the full support of Turtle Island Restoration Network, OCEANA and other marine conservation organizations, California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) today called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from ...
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:33PM