Bay Area / California


Vin Scully’s Last Days

Posted September 26, 2016 by

After 67 years, Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is calling it quits. And fittingly, his last broadcast will occur against the San Francisco Giants. Scully has been at this so long that he began as the announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015

Posted September 22, 2016 by

CJCJ’s new report finds that drops in prison and jail populations did not correlate with crime rates in 2015. A new research report by CJCJ’s Mike Males and Erica Webster examines the impact of Proposition 47 on crime in California,
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Alameda tenants rally for rent control

Landlords Recycle Rent Control Falsehoods

Posted September 13, 2016 by

Key Fact: Rent Control Strengthens Neighborhoods Five Bay Area cities vote on rent control measures in November. In response,  landlords and the real estate industry are  spreading mistruths about this vital policy. Some of these falsehoods have been repeated since
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The Real SF v. LA Battle

Posted September 12, 2016 by

When people talk about the competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, it’s Giants v. Dodgers or 49ers v. Rams. But there is a far more important rivalry, and Los Angeles appears to have a major edge: the competition for
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High Times: What Happens If Marijuana Is Legalized?

Posted September 1, 2016 by Melissa Chadburn

When we speak of legalizing marijuana we are really speaking of the Great Cannabis Debate. Come November, Californians will vote on Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which could bring safety and security for both cannabis consumers and
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Berkeley Minimum Wage Victory

Posted September 1, 2016 by Harry Brill

The Berkeley City Council just unanimously enacted a minimum wage ordinance  of $15 an hour beginning in October of 2018. Often reported in the media are complaints by small business owners that raising the minimum wage would be disastrous for
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