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text Spotlight on the “sneaky” attempt to repeal rent control in Mountain View by Lynda Carson
It is an initiative sponsored by the California Apartment Association (CAA) that is reportedly designed to repeal rent control in Mountain View, and is known as the “sneaky” repeal of rent control, by many renters in Mountain View!...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05PM
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 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 Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing “local news” by Will Morrow (WSWS repost)
Facebook's latest step aimed at censoring online information....
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 9:09AM
text Pacifica rent control Measure C fails to pass by Lynda Carson
Measure C, the rent stabilization and just cause eviction protections measure failed to pass in Pacifica after the realtors, landlords, and California Apartment Association spent a fortune to frighten the public with false horror stories, about the much needed renter protections!...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 1:32AM
text Worst Meltdown-And You Never Heard Of It by Michael Steinberg
July 2017 marks the 58th anniversary of the Santa Susanna nuclear meltdown in Southern California....
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2017 3:57PM
text Lighthouse Bank Vice Chairman Involved In Assault On Richmond & Mountain View Voters by Lynda Carson
According to Lighthouse Bank, the bank was founded in October 2007 by approximately 350 local residents, professionals and small business owners. During 2014, Stephen D. Pahl had 91,768 shares of Lighthouse Bank common stock, presently worth around $16.00 per share according to the Wall Street Journal!...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:24AM
text Important Martin's Beach meeting re: public access by Repost
I'm writing to let you know of an important opportunity to speak out on behalf of public access to Martins Beach, south of Half Moon Bay....
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 12:31PM
text Renter control ballot measures pass in Oakland, Richmond and Mountain View by Lynda Carson
There are rent control victories in the Cities of Oakland, Richmond and Mountain View, in the effort to save tens of thousands of renters from being displaced from their housing by heartless greedy landlords, realtors and speculators in the Bay Area!...
Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2016 3:10PM
text Renter protection activists counter the lies of the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
According to Cindy Cornell, Founder of the Yes on Measure R campaign in Burlingame,”In our campaign for rent stabilization in Burlingame (Measure R), we have consistently seen lies and distortions of the truth in mailers, tv and radio commercials, letters to the editor, and directly out of the mouth of Josh Howard, Executive Director of CAA's Tri-County Division!...
Posted: Fri Nov 4, 2016 4:49PM
text Corrupting influence of big money against rent control by Lynda Carson
In opposition to the renters in the “David vs. Goliath” renter protection campaigns taking place in the Bay Area, are the greedy landlords, speculators, realtors & realtor associations, and apartment associations that are spending a ton of money to have the notorious California Apartment Association (CAA) run some massive campaigns against Bay Area renters seeking renter protections. The massive campaigns and big money being spent by the CAA are corrupting the political process in the Bay Are...
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:25PM
text Skyrocketing rents reveal need for strong rent control protections by Lynda Carson
As recent as Monday October 24, 2016, it was reported by the Palo Alto Weekly that the owner of the Stanford Garden Apartments and his son were arrested for harassing the tenants at the rent controlled building at 1735 Woodland Avenue, in East Palo Alto, in an effort to frighten them out of their housing so they could raise the rents!...
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:44PM
text Renter protections on the ballot in November to look for by Lynda Carson
As recent as Thursday October 13, tenant activists around the Bay Area joined together outside the Hayward regional office of the California Apartment Association (CAA) to protest against the lies and deceit of the CAA being used to fight against renter protection ballot measures in the cities of Richmond, Alameda, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Mountain View. The activists also filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against the CAA!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:01PM
text Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award by Joanna McWilliams
Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:33AM
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 Do NOT Vote for David Canepa for San Mateo County Supervisor! by Peace Witch
Do NOT vote for David Canepa for San Mateo County supervisor!...
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:46AM
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 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 San Mateo may enact just cause eviction protections & emergency rent control by Lynda Carson
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
text Blatantly disregarding public will, Coastal Commission votes to fire executive director by via Surfrider Foundation
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 the wi...
Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:14PM