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text Tell Oakland's City Council: Defund OPD, Invest in Community by APTP
The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun. We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city's resources. It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a safer and better place to live....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:20AM
text Rob Bonta bill AB 423 fails in legislature to preserve Oakland SRO hotels by Lynda Carson
Until the Ellis Act is amended to protect Oakland SROs, there is little the city can do to protect renters in SROs from greedy landlords being supported by the California Apartment Association, and their BIG MONEY corrupting influence to pay off politicians to vote against renter protections!...
Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:00AM
text An Open Letter to the Berkeley City Council: Police Militarization, Urban Shield and Trump by James McFadden
Voting to endorse police cooperation with the FBI and Homeland Security creates a direct threat to the citizens of Berkeley. The City Council needs to take a moral stand and make a statement: “Berkeley will not cooperate with this xenophobic and racist Trump administration.”...
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:49PM
text California Apartment Association suspends legal challenges against Richmond rent control by Lynda Carson
Among the filthy rich billionaires who gave money to the CAA, but lost in the battle against rent control in Richmond and Mountain View includes Berkshire Hathaway Home Services owned by Warren Buffet, Equity Residential owned by Sam Zell, and Prometheus Real Estate Group owned by Jackie Diller Salfier and the Diller family....
Posted: Sat May 6, 2017 9:56PM
text 7th Annual 9-11 (was an Inside Job) 4 Day Stop Driving Global Warming now Monthly by Zachary RunningWolf
Starting in the East Bay and Going Nationally and International (Canada and Mexico)...
Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:53AM
text Displaced tenants of fatal fire damaged 2551 San Pablo Avenue apartments to file lawsuit by Lynda Carson
On Wednesday morning April 26, around fifteen tenants displaced from the massive fire at 2551 San Pablo where four people died, will be holding a holding a press conference with their attorneys to announce a lawsuit. The press conference begins at 10:30 AM, in the courtyard outside the Alameda County Courthouse, at 1221 Oak Street in Oakland (across the street from 1225 Fallon Street - Rene C. Davis Courthouse)....
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:37PM
text Ben Carson needs to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
According to estimates from the Affordable Housing website estimator, the Oakland Housing Authority faces a disastrous $23,273,475 in federal budget cuts due to the Trump regimes proposed budget cuts of $54 billion for FY 2018, including $6.2 billion to $6.7 billion in proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)!...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:40AM
text Oakland City Council votes to establish sanctuary workplaces by Lynda Carson
As a sanctuary city, the Trump regime has threatened to withhold around $30 million in federal funding from Oakland, including funding from the Community Development Block Grant program, and around $2,159,809 from the Home program!...
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:57AM
text Tactical Suggestions for Future Anti-Fascism Considerations by Gaia Tyvek
Successful activism can be seen in terms of non-violence, yet there can still seem to be success....
Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:06AM
text Oakland may lose more than $23,273,476 in proposed federal budget cuts by Lynda Carson
As a result of the proposed budget cuts to HUD, the Oakland Housing Authority may lose 611 or more Section 8 vouchers (Housing Choice Vouchers), placing hundreds of elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and low-income renters at risk of homelessness. The widespread damage that will occur to Oakland’s affordable housing programs if the proposed budget cuts to HUD take effect, will place thousands of Oakland renters at risk of higher rents, and homelessness!...
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:30PM
text Alameda landlord Don Lindsey has a restricted brokers real estate license by Lynda Carson
Don Lindsey was a founding member of Alamedans for Fair Rents, an Alameda organization of landlords fiercely opposed to rent control. Considering that Lindsey presently has a restricted brokers real estate license as a result of his alleged unlawful activities, it is not surprising that he does not want renters to have any rights!...
Posted: Thu Apr 6, 2017 6:29AM
text Rent control and just cause eviction protections to take effect in Mountain View by Lynda Carson
In his ruling against an injunction against Measure V, Judge William J. Elfving basically declared “that the moving parties (California Apartment Association & their attorneys) have not offered persuasive evidence that the landlords will suffer irreparable harm if Measure V was allowed to go into effect!...
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:27PM
text After 40 deaths in 2 recent fires Oakland Mayor expands Fire Prevention Bureau by Lynda Carson
After the inspection reports of the Oakland Fire Prevention Bureau that were made public exposed some of the major code violations at 2551 San Pablo, Mayor Libby Schaaf decided that it was time to double the size of the Fire Prevention Bureau!...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 3:57AM
text Corrupt Oakland City Council rewards slumlord Keith Kim after four died in fire by Lynda Carson
Public records reveal that Keith Kim made a $700 campaign contribution to Noel Gallo, who voted on the shady land deal last Tuesday to further enrich slumlord Keith Kim!...
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:21PM
text Four people died at Oakland housing deathtrap run by nonprofit organizations by Lynda Carson
Allegedly over 100 others plus some squatters in the building were desperately displaced from their transitional housing, that reportedly involved three nonprofit organizations!...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:18PM
text Trump’s attack on the NEA, CPB, and NEH is an attack on the arts and humanity in Oakland by Lynda Carson
In Oakland, Trump’s proposed budget cuts that plan to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services would have a major impact on many institutions including the Oakland Museum of California, Chabot Space and Science Center Foundation, and the African American Museum and Library!...
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:57PM
text Oakland’s affordable housing threatened by Trump’s proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
Two wealthy high ranking Trustees of the right-wing fascist Heritage Foundation demanding budget cuts to HUD and other non-defense federal programs reside in the Bay Area, including Jerry Hume (George H. Hume) of San Francisco, and Nersi Nazari of Atherton!...
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:08AM
text Community support remains strong as Yuvette Henderson lawsuit goes forward by Matthew Gerring
A judge in the US District Court in Oakland denied a motion on Monday to dismiss charges in the case of Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old woman killed by Emeryville police on February 3rd, 2015....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:31AM
text HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who recently bought a fancy $1.3 million home near D.C., in Vienna, Virginia, where he resides with his wife Candy, was A.W.O.L., and nowhere to be found by the media yesterday when it came time for him to step up to the plate on behalf of the poor, elderly and disabled, to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts that will harm hundreds of thousands of HUD’s subsidized households!...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:52AM
text Trump’s proposed budget cuts to HUD by the numbers in California by Lynda Carson
Based on the documents from the Senate Appropriations Committee, this is an updated impact of some of the proposed cuts to HUD. Below are some of the numbers in regards to how California will be affected if Trump’s proposed $6 billion in budget cuts to HUD are enacted. This information may change if the budget cutting numbers are not final, regardless these numbers should assist tenant and housing activists in opposing the proposed budget cuts to HUD, by the Trump regime....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:00AM