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text Indicted for bank fraud, property manager Scott Safadi blames owners for mass evictions by Lynda Carson
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
text Indicted for bank fraud, landlord Scott Safadi is evicting many renters in Burlingame by Lynda Carson
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
text In 2015 over 700 families displaced by no-cause evictions in San Mateo by Lynda Carson
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-bathroo...
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:51PM
text Nonprofit Quarterly brings national attention to Richmond & San Mateo rent battles by Lynda Carson
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
text San Mateo needs rent control & just cause eviction protections by Lynda Carson
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
text In bizarre perverse twist of fate, anti-tenant group CAA partners with United Way by Lynda Carson
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
text CAA pressures San Mateo to stall just cause renter protections by Lynda Carson
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
text CAA is meddling in San Mateo efforts to protect renters by Lynda Carson
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
text Gill Tract Protesters Disrupt Two Sprouts Supermarkets to Stop Development of Farmland by Occupy the Farm
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Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:52AM
text Lawsuit Targets Pacifica Highway Project Threatening Wetlands, Rare Species, Views by Center for Biological Diversity
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 their...
Posted: Fri May 8, 2015 4:42PM
text The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place by Fireworks
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
text Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore at Pacifica Beach by Joanna Nasar
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
text Scientists Sign On to Support the Phase Out of the California Drift Gillnet Fishery by Joanna Nasar
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
text Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets by Joanna Nasar
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 de...
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:33PM
text Obama Admin Finalizes Stronger Stream Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides by Joanna Nasar
The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized an agreement to restore no-spray buffer zones around waterways to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead from five toxic pesticides....
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:27PM
text Lawsuit Launched to Reinstate Protections for Endangered Sperm Whales by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network and conservation groups today announced plans to file a lawsuit to reinstate rules designed to protect endangered sperm whales from deadly, mile-long drift gillnets in ocean waters off California....
Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:30PM
text Illegal Relationship Exposed Between CPUC and PG & E: PG & E/CPUC emails by Posted by Lynda Carson
The following Press Release came from the City of San Bruno: “Today’s disclosure demonstrates an ongoing, illicit and illegal relationship between the CPUC and PG&E,” said San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane, who released more than 7,000 pages of documents received after San Bruno filed a Public Records Act lawsuit against the CPUC. Download the PG&E-CPUC emails and highlights by visiting www.gaspipelinesafety.org ....
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:34PM
text July 15 Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel by Peace End the Illegal Occupation
People around the world are fasting for peacej...
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:44PM
text Tenant Group Calls for Ouster of EPA City Manager for Interference with Rent Control by Tenants Together
Tenants Together calls for the replacement of East Palo Alto's City Manager based on a comprehensive review of documents obtained through a Public Records Act request. The documents reveal that the City Manager has effectively given control over the regulatory process to the biggest landlord in East Palo Alto. The City Manager's contract expires in October 2014, and the City Council will decide whether to replace her or renew the contract....
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 4:59PM
text 'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last by Tobi Elliott
The feature-length documentary GRANNY POWER, a rollicking feel-good film about the Raging Grannies - hip older women who use song and satire to protest injustice, demonstrate against war, and promote peace - is finally finished. Along with the Montreal Raging Grannies, we are hosting a pre-release screening on June 26th in Montreal, to coincide with the Grannies bi-annual Unconvention. Our Indiegogo campaign to pre-sell the documentary and help us raise the needed funds to release the film th...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:58AM