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textHousing First: Solution to Homelessness by Tania Arango
Examines the Housing First policy and how it could help in combating Homelessness...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:17PM
textShould Students Get Mental Health Days Off From School? by Natalie Proulx
With both Oregan and Utah recently passing bills to allow their students to take a mental health day has caused a huge debate. First of all, what is a mental health in the first place? We should see it as a way for students to be able to take a day off from school in order to get their mind in the right place to focus on their school work. Whether it be that they are having anxiety attacks, being bullied or even just feel like everything in their life at the moment is just overwhelming them. ...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:50PM
textLet's talk about prison reform by Danielle Franks
Prison reform....
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:14PM
textUC Davis solidarity with UCSC striking grad students by UC Davis Solidarity
We UC Davis graduate students, undergraduate students, campus workers, and alumni fully support the striking graduate students at UC Santa Cruz and their demands for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in one of the most expensive areas to live in the world(1). Graduate students perform essential labor for the university, teaching classes, grading assignments, and helping students in office hours. The University administration knows exactly how much we get paid and how much housing costs, and ...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:30PM
textSex Trafficking Support by Katie
Sex trafficking laws and support for victims...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 7:20PM
textRedshirting Kindergartners by Cameron McAtee
Redshirting kindergartners is becoming an actual issue in our society. Many kids are being disadvantaged by the process of holding back kindergartners for reasons outside of education....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 6:51PM
textGun Control by gabe gonsalves
Gun control...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 6:25PM
textWhy PG&E needs to be held accountable by Daniella Caesae
California continues to burn each year with proof PG&E is behind these disasters. Yet the company itself has simply decided to file for bankruptcy and implement Public Safety Power Shutoffs versus addressing the real issues of accountability....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 9:58AM
textRight-wing extremist Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter is expected to plead guilty by Lynda Carson
According to the Department of Justice on August 21, 2018, “U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter and his wife, Margaret E. Hunter, were indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges that they converted more than $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for personal expenses and filed false campaign finance records with the Federal Election Commission....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 3:03AM
textClean Air & Clean Water by Charlie Peters
Clean Air, Clean Roads & Water...
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:28PM
textCalifornia Crab Season Opening Delayed by Whale Entanglement Risk by Center for Biological Diversity
Officials Cite Presence of Endangered Humpbacks, Crabbers Call for Delay...
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:02AM
textCalifornia's Homeless Population: What do they do until there's No Place Like Home? by Miranda Morgan
Op-ed about the need for immediate housing options for California's increasing homeless population....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:15AM
textCalifornia Crab Season Delayed to Nov. 23 to Protect Whales From Entanglement by Center for Biological Diversity
Delay Follows Finding of Elevated Entanglement Risk, Legal Settlement...
Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2019 8:57PM
textFeds Launch Process to Protect Endangered West Coast Orcas From Vessel Disturbance by Center for Biological Diversity
Announcement Follows Lawsuit Over ‘Whale Protection Zone’ in Washington’s Inland Waters...
Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40PM
textPG&E may cut off the power again in Northern & Central California by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, yesterday PG&E gave notice that it may shut off the power again in 17 counties in Northern and Central California, including the Bay Area!...
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49AM
textSanta Barbara Students to Rally Saturday Against Offshore Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
“RIP Platform Holly: A Wake to End Offshore Drilling” to Mark Decommissioning, Focus on ExxonMobil’s Proposals to Restart Platforms...
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:06PM
textNew Rent Laws: Renters get longer notice for rent increases above 10% by Lynda Carson
Starting January 1, 2020, AB 1110 takes effect which requires landlords to serve tenants in a residential dwelling with a month-to-month tenancy a “90 day notice” if the landlord “jacks up the rent” by more than 10%....
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04AM
textRent Control & Just Cause Eviction Protections: AB 1482 Has Been Signed! by Posted By Lynda Carson
Many tenants live in fear that they are just one rent-gouging increase or one discriminatory or arbitrary eviction notice away from losing their home. AB 1482's statewide anti-gouging and just cause protection provisions will change all of this. Our homes are where we lay our heads down at night, where we feel safe, and where our families and children feel safe! California's tenants deserve and need these critical protections. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020....
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:34AM
textNew protections for Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders) by Lynda Carson
According to HUD’s records on 10/08/2019, in San Francisco there are 13,798 units in its Section 8 inventory, Oakland has 13,614 Section 8 units, Berkeley has 1,995 Section 8 units, Alameda has 1,885 Section 8 units, Alameda County has 6,684 Section 8 units, Contra Costa County has 9,235 Section 8 units, and Marin Housing has 2,205 Section 8 units listed. Oddly, the City of Richmond does not have any Section 8 units listed in HUD’s records....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:18PM
textTrump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California’s Central Coast to Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., October 4, 2019 — The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 10:10AM