Farr’s Retirement Opens District 20 Congressional Race

Posted November 17, 2015 by The Left Hook

Congressman Sam Farr surprised many with a bombshell announcement he will not run for re-election.  His sudden retirement creates an intriguing race in 2016 for California’s 20th Congressional District, which covers parts of Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and
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Ignoring the 5 Million

Posted November 16, 2015 by

Last Monday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal issued a ruling blocking President Obama’s Executive Orders protecting five million primarily Latino immigrants from deportation.  The 2-1 decision was widely criticized by legal scholars, but drew  little fury, anger, or even
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Celebrating Joe Hill

Posted November 16, 2015 by Bill Raden

November 19 marks the 100-year anniversary of Joe Hill’s execution by a Utah firing squad for a sensationalized Salt Lake City double homicide. Hill, a 36-year-old Swedish immigrant, was an itinerant laborer and union organizer for the Wobblies – the
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Chip Conley to Speak at Tenderloin Museum

Posted November 16, 2015 by

Chip Conley, who used the Tenderloin’s Phoenix Hotel as a springboard for reinventing the boutique hotel industry, will speak about his experiences  in and out of the neighborhood at the Tenderloin Museum on December 2, at 7pm.  It is an
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SF Boosts Middle-Class Housing

Posted November 13, 2015 by

When San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim negotiated a new deal with Forest City raising the affordability of its 5M project from 33% to 40%, the higher percentage dominated the news. Kim previously negotiated a 40% affordability deal with the SF
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Help Save the Cadillac Hotel

Posted November 12, 2015 by Kathy Looper

The Cadillac Hotel, with over 158 tenants situated in the heart of the Tenderloin district has been hit with a order from the City to upgrade their electrical system at a cost of over $300,000.00.  Also in jeopardy with the
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New Juvenile Justice Reform Same as Old

Posted November 12, 2015 by Mike Males

The most striking conclusion I draw from CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair’s forthcoming book, After the Doors Were Locked: A History of Youth Corrections in California and the Origins of Twenty-First Century Reform, is that over the last 150 years,
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