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A play by Culture Clash depicting the “Battle for Chavez Ravine” is showing at the Kirk Douglas Thtr.(click- enlarge photos)

“Chavez Ravine”: A Tale of Ongoing Urban Removal

Posted February 26, 2015 by Jimmy Franco Sr.

The play “Chavez Ravine” is once again being performed by the Latino-based theatrical group Culture Clash. This live theatrical performance provides a great historical snapshot and artistic depiction of 1950’s Los Angeles and particularly its portrayal of one of the
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10 Steps Toward a More Equal California

Posted February 25, 2015 by Judith Lewis Mernit

As our “State of Equality” series has documented, economic inequality poses a grave threat to California’s future. But conditions would be far worse were it not for the progress made by determined activists, community leaders and lawmakers. In the last
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Oakland Should Call Raiders Bluff

Posted February 24, 2015 by

For a city moving forward on multiple fronts, Oakland now finds itself facing another “Raiders to LA” threat. The city’s response should be obvious: tell the Raiders to leave for Los Angeles and don’t slam door on the way out.
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SFHAC Joins State Lands Commission Lawsuit Challenging Prop B

Posted February 18, 2015 by Tim Colen

In January 2015, the SF Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) joined four other organizations in an amicus brief that supports the California State Lands Commission’s (SLC’s) lawsuit challenging the legality of Prop B, the waterfront height limits initiative approved by the
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Patti Donze photo by Ana Beatriz Cholo

Are Adjunct Professors the New Fast-Food Workers?

Posted February 12, 2015 by Ana Beatriz Cholo

Patti Donze, is a California State University, Dominguez Hills sociology lecturer doing everything right to become a tenured college professor. She has advanced degrees from well-respected universities and is teaching a full load of five classes this semester. But her
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Scores Of Travelers Depart For Long Holiday Weekend

Bay Area Needs More Than New Bart Tube

Posted February 10, 2015 by

Now that a second BART tube is on the political radar, it’s time to look at other overdue strategies for making the inner Bay Area less dependent on cars. For example, extending BART to Emeryville, a city clogged with parked
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