Scott Henderson’s “Vibe Station”

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Following on the heels of his amazing “HBC” trio with bassist Jeff Berlin and drummer Dennis Chambers, guitarist Scott Henderson returns with his 5th solo project, “Vibe Station”, exhibiting “elements of jazz, rock & blues, but has a bigger variety
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Steve Glazer pushed banning BART strikes

Glazer Sends Message to Democrats

Posted May 21, 2015 by

Corporate and Republican-backed Steve Glazer easily won Tuesday’s East Bay D7 State Senate race, defeating union-backed Assemblymember Susan Bonilla by a 54-46% margin. A registered Democrat, Glazer rode to victory on a Scott Walker-type campaign of bashing public employee unions,
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Posted May 21, 2015 by Rochelle Metcalfe

Sad to hear BLUES  ICON, guitarist, singer, B.B. KING passed in Las Vegas, the evening of May 14, at his home where he was under hospice care.  He was 89. King suffered from complications of diabetes, but managed to live
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The low-wage worker movement has grown dramatically over recent years.

McDonald’s Workers Confront Shareholders

Posted May 21, 2015 by Deirdre Fulton

‘McDonald’s workers are rightly bringing the fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union to their employer’s doorstep.’ Calling for higher wages and fairer treatment, McDonald’s cooks and cashiers will gather with progressive leaders on Wednesday
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Matthew Jacobs, Chairman of the CA Housing and Finance Agency, is using the Ellis Act to evict 17 long term tenants

CA Housing Official Issues Mass Ellis Evictions in LA

Posted May 21, 2015 by Steven Luftman

Historic 1930s Beverly Grove Apartment Buildings Slated for Destruction – Neighbors to Hold Wednesday May 27 Protest at Jacobs’ Headquarters Matthew Jacobs, Chairman of the CA Housing and Finance Agency, is evicting seventeen long term tenants from two historic 1930s
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Housing is Out of Reach

Posted May 20, 2015 by National Low Income Housing Coalition

Millions of Americans struggle to find affordable rents. In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in the U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $19.35 per hour. In 13 states and the District of Columbia they need to
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The National Police Violence Map

How Data Can Stop Police Violence

Posted May 20, 2015 by Amy Roe

In 2014, Black people in the U.S. were nearly three times more likely than Whites to be killed by police, according to Mapping Police Violence, a data visualization website. Not long after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in
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Should Mayors Influence Commissioners?

Posted May 19, 2015 by

According to the May 17 SF Examiner, a San Francisco Planning Commissioner changed their vote on a key short-term rental policy after getting a text message from Mayor Lee’s liaison to the commission. The vote switch angered Planning Department staff
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