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Tenants have the right to heat and should not live in the cold

Attention Tenants: You Have a Right to Heat

Posted January 3, 2017 by

In an unfortunate by-product of our housing crisis, many tenants are shivering in their apartments this season due to their landlord’s failure to provide heat. Some tenants are not even reporting the heat violation to their landlord, fearing eviction if
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Will Trump White House Flatline Medi-Cal?

Posted December 13, 2016 by Judith Lewis Mernit, Capital and Main

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California Dreaming in 2017

Posted December 12, 2016 by

California’s massive rejection of Donald Trump—where Clinton won by over four million votes —has cast the state in the role as the leader of Trump resistance. That’s quite an honor. And as someone who grew up with Governors Reagan, Deukmejian
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Baylor Should Hire Cal’s Sonny Dykes

Posted December 1, 2016 by

Baylor University is reportedly pursuing Cal football coach Sonny Dykes. They should hire him in a hearbeat. Dykes began the year with a big win over nationally ranked Texas, and ended it with a crushing defeat of UCLA. He has
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Trumping Pot: Will State Legalization Laws Survive?

Posted November 17, 2016 by Judith Lewis Mernit

By: Judith Lewis Mernit, Capital and Main Last Wednesday the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York-based drug-reform nonprofit, held a media conference call meant to celebrate a successful election night. Voters in eight states had legalized cannabis for recreational purposes;
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