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text Trump proposes massive budget cuts while his family profits from section 8 tenants by Lynda Carson
If the extreme right-wing Trump administrations scheme to grab $54 billion from our nation’s non-defense programs occurs, thousands of children, veterans, the chronically ill, elderly, blind, disabled and low-income families will become homeless in the Bay Area!...
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 8:29AM
text Support AB 1506 to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. by Lynda Carson
California Assembly Members Bloom, Chiu, and Bonta introduced AB 1506 on February 17, 2017, and need your support for the proposed bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.. The bill would once again allow the regulation of residential rental housing pricing by local governments in California....
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:06AM
text Housing authorities need more resources to administer Housing Choice Voucher Program by Lynda Carson
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are not receiving enough money from HUD to administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program (section 8 voucher program) properly. Reportedly there are around 140,000 vouchers being unused by people who are eligible for section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers), partly because PHAs do not have enough resources to administer the program, according to the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)!...
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:23AM
text Proposed budget cuts threaten millions of HUD subsidized low-income renters by Lynda Carson
In the Bay Area according to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority has 13,422 federally subsidized housing units in it’s section 8 inventory, and 2,122 units in it’s low rent inventory, formerly known as public housing units....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:14PM
text Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
In a quote from Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, she said, “I’m delighted that the Judge ruled against the CAA's motion for a preliminary injunction. This is another victory for the voters of Richmond who passed Measure L with a 2/3 vote, understanding the importance of protecting Richmond tenants and stabilizing our neighborhoods with this sound, constitutional ordinance.”...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:55PM
text A Public Bank for Oakland: An Idea Whose Time is Coming. by JP Massar
Public banks are financial institutions owned by the people through their representative governments at city, county or state levels. Public banks differ from private banks in that they are mandated to serve the public interest....
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52AM
text GOP leader threatens Berkeley protesters for protesting at Cal Berkeley by Lynda Carson
In response to the February 1st protest in Berkeley against the assault on sanctuary campuses, a day later, GOP leader Dan Adamini, Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party in Michigan promoted the idea that we need another Kent State massacre to bring an end to protests at Cal Berkeley!...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:45PM
text The Cruelty of Medical Debt. by Emily Wheeler
Massive medical debt is still with us and about to get much worse. It's time to end the insanity....
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 5:09PM
text Regarding the "No Drugs No Alcohol" agreement at The Village in Oakland by The Village
Q: "So why is there a 'No Drugs No Alcohol' agreement in effect at #thevillage?"...
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 11:34AM
text Milo Yiannopoulos' false narratives and liberals cherry picking the left. by Lloyd Hart
Milo Yiannopoulos, like most inexperienced intellects propose false narratives too attack ideas like feminism....
Posted: Sun Feb 5, 2017 7:14AM
text The day Berkeley declared that hate speech is not free speech by Lynda Carson
The February 1st scheduled speaking event on campus with the fascist Milo Yiannopoulous of Breitbart was cancelled. The protesters then proclaimed it was a victory!...
Posted: Sat Feb 4, 2017 11:00PM
text What Milo and the Alt-Right get wrong about the Free Speech Movement by Anonymous
A speaking event by Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley was cancelled last night after a protest erupted outside the Student Union. Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear at the Pauley Ballroom, inside the building. Milo and his supporters have claimed that the protest and the cancellation was counter to the values of Free Speech. The Alt-Right have tried to identify their movement as an extension, or modern incarnation, of the Free Speech movement. Milo's supporters have invoked Mario Savio's...
Posted: Thu Feb 2, 2017 5:45PM
text People's Park Development Plan Headed to Regents For Approval by People's Park Defense
Despite continued public support for the preservation of People's Park, the administration of UC Berkeley will be submitting a development plan for the Park during the March meeting of the UC Regents. Most of the Park will be converted into housing. A sliver of open space will remain as a Memorial to Free Speech, as if to suggest the Free Speech is dead. The UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor told a Daily Cal reporter, “The next steps are being started. We’ll move as quickly as we can.” Along wi...
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:39AM
text Thousands evicted in Oakland during 2016 by Lynda Carson
According to the New York Times, Oakland’s median rent during December 2016, is among the highest in the nation, just short of the median rent in Manhattan!...
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:28PM
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 Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? by Lynda Carson
According to wikipedia: “Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) (in particular, the Lanterman–Petris–Short Act or "LPS") which authorizes a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled.”...
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:19PM
text Livermore Residents in Hazmat Suits to Rally Against Plan to Sacrifice Water to Big Oil by Center for Biological Diversity
LIVERMORE, Calif.— Livermore residents and Center for Biological Diversity members wearing hazmat suits and flanked by toxic waste barrels will rally tomorrow at Livermorium Plaza against a plan to sacrifice local underground water to the oil industry. The rally will take place ahead of a public hearing held by state oil regulators on this "aquifer exemption" plan....
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:11PM
text CAA and Pahl & McCay retaliate against voters for approving rent control in Richmond by Lynda Carson
As part of their on-going notorious efforts to meddle in the affairs of Richmond, the California Apartment Association (CAA) continues with it’s brutal campaign to deny renters their rights under local, state and federal law, as the pro-landlord organization ignores the will of the people!...
Posted: Mon Jan 9, 2017 9:06PM
text Judge denies TRO against Measure L - renter protections in Richmond by Lynda Carson
In a huge victory for the voters and renters of Richmond, earlier today Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Judith S. Craddick rejected a temporary restraining order (TRO), sought by the California Apartment Association (CAA) to block rent control and just cause eviction protections that were passed by the voters on November 8, 2016!...
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 8:13PM
text Richmond rent control under attack again by the California Apartment Association by Lynda Carson
The notorious California Apartment Association (CAA) is planning to file a temporary restraining order against the City of Richmond with the Contra Costa County Superior Court regarding Richmond’s Measure L, rent control and just cause eviction protections!...
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 5:30PM