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Redevelopment Defenders Ignore Budget Realities

Posted January 31, 2011 by Randy Shaw

I received an action alert last week from Housing California, the premier statewide affordable housing advocacy group. Its theme was “reform redevelopment, don’t eliminate!” But none of their reforms offsets the $1.7 billion proposed budget savings from abolishing Redevelopment Agencies.
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Filibuster Reform Dies a Quiet Death

Posted January 31, 2011 by Paul Hogarth

End of “Secret Holds” the One Real Victory While the media was focused on the President’s State of the Union Address last week, one of the most crucial reforms that progressives need died quietly – with few outside of the
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Ian Hunter Comes to the Fillmore

Posted January 28, 2011 by E. "Doc" Smith

Singer, pianist and composer Ian Hunter is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to 1974. Hunter would later embark on a solo career, often in collaboration
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More Thoughts on School Beat …

More Thoughts on School Beat …

Posted January 28, 2011 by

To the Editor: A much, much larger factor in student educational attainment is not money, but their motivation to learn.Students from communities, families, and peer friendships that value educational attainment do well.I remember when my children attended Sherman Elementary (Cow
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Obama’s Progressive Enablers

Posted January 27, 2011 by Randy Shaw

Among the fantasies arising from Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was that progressives would hold him politically accountable. Even candidate Obama subscribed to this view, as he urged supporters to keep him on track should he detour from the path
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Over 38% of Foreclosed Properties in California are Rentals

Posted January 27, 2011 by Gabe Treves

More Than 200,000 Tenants Directly Affected Earlier today, Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, released its third annual report, California Renters in the Foreclosure Crisis. The report highlights recent foreclosure-related developments affecting tenants, quantifies the impact of home
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