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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
textIt's Not Free Speech Radio Anymore by reposted by Virginia B
Hypocritical attempt to dislodge vigilant Pacifica board member. I do hope you can get through this, and especially the last 3 or 4 paragraphs - then go back and read about the sausage-making if that's easier. Please forward to any you think care about Pacifica. I don't agree with this newsletter always, but I think this is important. I hope others will write to the board as article suggests - if nothing else, for the record. They may not be able to ignore thousands of emails....
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:08PM
textClimate Strike Highlights Opposition to Restarting ExxonMobil Offshore Oil Platforms Off Santa Barbara by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 26, 2019 — California Central Coast residents will march and call for climate action Friday as part of the global Climate Strike Week of Action. The Center for Biological Diversity, one of more than 30 participating organizations, will use the occasion to highlight opposition to ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms off Santa Barbara County....
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:53PM
textCalifornia School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest by Elected Officials to Protect California
Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes...
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:07PM
textAppeals Court to Hear ACLU Discrimination Case Against Dignity Health by ACLU of Northern California
SAN FRANCISCO—The ACLU is set to argue before the Court of Appeal in San Francisco Tuesday on behalf of Evan Minton, a man who was denied health care because he is transgender....
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:02PM
textThe Small Freedom by Seana Sperling
We talk about protecting our freedom, however we suffer from a lack of freedom in this country. Healthcare, education and housing have all become out of reach for some living in the U.S....
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:06PM
textCarson Block’s crusade against French retailer Casino goes sour by David Green
Carson Block and his infamous investment firm, Muddy Waters, is a major operator in the land of short sellers. Touting himself as a benevolent whistle-blower, he leans heavily on a reputation of exposing fraudulent or teetering companies....
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:34AM
textOn September 1, tenants get additional time to respond to notorious three-day notices by Lynda Carson
In California, beginning September 1, 2019, a new law known as AB 2343 takes effect regarding the three-day notice that tenants get served by landlords or their agents. This includes the notorious 3-Day Pay Rent or Quit notice that may lead to an eviction process....
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16PM
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
textBillionaire Stephen Ross of the Related Companies faces protests for Trump fundraiser by Lynda Carson
Reported by Politico, billionaire Stephen Ross the founder of “The Related Companies,” is facing a backlash for fundraising for the alleged racist President Donald Trump....
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:44PM
textIs an Innocent Black Man Being Framed for Murder in OC? by Womens Advocacy
Who killed Wendi Miller? Co-witnesses on a case where there was big payout resulting from her death wonder if they are next. Was an innocent black man framed?...
Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:21PM
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
textCalifornia to Evaluate Curbing Oil, Gas Extraction by Center for Biological Diversity
State Budget Funds Study on Decreasing Fossil Fuel Supply, Demand...
Posted: Mon Jul 1, 2019 12:07AM
textPesticide Problem? There’s an app for that. by Charlotte Fadipe
Pesticide Problem? There’s an app for that. A new mobile app allows workers to report pesticide incidents 24/7. Available in English and Spanish. User can remain anonymous....
Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:58AM
textCA State Supt. Thurmond Making Nice With The Charters & Privatizers by repost
State Superintendent of Public Instruction who was elected by the support of the CTA, CFT and labor with Governor Newsom appointed charter advocates, privatizers and union busters to a board to investigate the role of charters. He talks about his acceptance of charters in an interview. His pro-privatization appointments of California Charter Authorization Professionals (CCAP) California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Green Dot Charter Schools Stephanie Medrano Farland, Consultant, Colla...
Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27AM
textVolunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth by David Howard
Louder than a Shot Volunteer Group Launches Anti-Gun Violence Campaign to Protect Youth Program Launched in Advance of National Gun Violence Prevention Day, June 7th, 2019 #WearOrange...
Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:59PM
textFisheries Meeting Aims to Ensure Enough West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
Lawsuit Prompts Consultation to Save Southern Resident Killer Whales...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:12PM
textUS Aggession Against Iraq-The San Diego Connection by Michael Steinberg
The role of the San Diego military in the US Aggression against Iran...
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:43PM