Supervisor Ahsha Safai at media event prior to SRO hearing

Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Posted January 23, 2017 by

On January 23, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee (Supervisors Cohen, Sheehy and Peskin) approved housing legislation likely to have the biggest impact in 2017: a reform to the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance
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Tenants Rebecca Suval and Juan Carlos Ramirez with their baby

37-Year Mission Tenant, Spouse Battle OMI Eviction

Posted January 23, 2017 by Stephen P. Booth, Esq.

Bad Faith OMIs On the Rise Juan Carlos Ramirez has lived in his Mission District home for 37- years. Although he and his wife Rebecca Suval are parents to a fragile infant of 2 pounds an 10 ounces born at
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Why Protesting Trump Matters

Posted January 19, 2017 by

If past marches against both Iraq Wars in 1991 and 2003, for immigrant rights in 2006, and for Solidarity Day in 1981 are an example, the Bay Area is about to explode in a weekend of mass protest. The big
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Betsy DeVos: A Radical Destroying The Cornerstone of America

Posted January 19, 2017 by Diane Ravitch

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will consider the nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos and her family have devoted many millions of dollars to destroying public schools and turning the clock back
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Richmond Shows How Progressives Can Win

Posted January 17, 2017 by

As millions look to further social and economic justice during the Trump presidency, many will seek change at the local level.  Steve Early’s new book on the progressive political transformation of Richmond, California, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and
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San Jose Civil rights lawyer Mandy Hawes

A Mary Poppins Twist on Trump

Posted January 17, 2017 by Lainey Feingold

In searching for a song for the women’s march next Saturday,  San Jose Civil rights lawyer Mandy Hawes came up with this brilliant alternative to the Mary Poppins’ classic super-cali-fragilisticexpialidocious.  She is pictured here holding the sign she made for
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Is Obama’s Confidence in America Misplaced?

Posted January 12, 2017 by

Was Obama Soothing His Base Rather Than Firing it Up? Listening to President Obama’s Farewell Address, I wished I could forget that his long list of accomplishments had been routinely denounced by his  successor, Donald Trump. America had a chance
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