Bay Area / California

Mentors Under Siege: California’s DACA Teachers

Posted February 13, 2018 by Bill Raden

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) Of California’s roughly 223,000 DACA recipients, an estimated 5,000 are working teachers, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank. “Students were crying,” says Cristian Aguilar, recalling the Wednesday after
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Democrats Push Costa Hawkins Repeal to Ballot

Posted January 16, 2018 by

Assembly Closes Door on Legislative Fix Last week, the Democratic-controlled Assembly Housing Committee voted down a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act.  And with committee members like Ed Chau, who represents Monterrey Park, treating the tenant side with contempt, Democrats
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Tim Lee, Tenants Legal Champion, Retires

Posted November 2, 2017 by

Tim Lee, for over three decades a preeminent legal champion for California tenants, retires from the San Francisco Rent Board next month. Lee’s career reflects the evolution of tenants’ rights in California as well as efforts by courts, politicians and
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