Bay Area / California

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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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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A Bill to Save Jobs for California Musicians

Posted May 19, 2015 by John Acosta

Last week California began accepting applications for the first round of the new film and TV tax credit, which policy makers in Sacramento had beefed up to try and lure film production back to the state. The legislature passed a
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Wall Street Landlords Prey on CA Tenants

Posted May 13, 2015 by Aimee Inglis

Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, released a report on May 12 finding that California tenants renting single-family homes from the three biggest Wall Street landlords in the state, Blackstone/Invitation Homes, Waypoint Homes, and Colony American Homes, pay
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Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Backs Unlimited Rent Increases

Posted May 12, 2015 by Dean Preston & Dan Harper

Mayor Tom Butt of Richmond is on a mission to make sure landlords can jack up rents in unlimited amounts on Richmond’s tenants. Butt acknowledges that Richmond rents are on the rise, but offers no meaningful solution to alleviate the
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As L.A.’s Rents Rise: Crenshaw Tenants Battle Eviction

Posted April 29, 2015 by Lovell Estell III

For Catherine Green, home for the last three decades has been a comfortable apartment in the sprawling 43-unit Boulevard Villa near Crenshaw and Venice boulevards in Mid-City Los Angeles. Her alert gaze, energetic demeanor and perfect posture give no hint
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