Bay Area / California

Statewide trends in urban crime, January-June (2010 to 2016)

New Report: CA Urban Crime Trends Stable From 2010-2016)

Posted February 9, 2017 by Mike Males

// A  fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, despite the implementation of large-scale criminal justice reforms, California’s urban crime rates remained stable from 2010 through early 2016. The report uses recently released FBI crime
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State of Resistance: Artists Push Back

Posted January 30, 2017 by Bill Raden

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) One particularly unsettling portent from the presidential election may have been the role that artists didn’t play. Though political caricaturists and satirists had a field day, no Shepard Fairey stepped forward from
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Illustration by Lalo Alcaraz

State of Resistance: Labor Will Double Down in Trump Era

Posted January 26, 2017 by Bobbi Murray

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) California’s labor laws are stronger than federal regulations in most areas, including the minimum wage, paid sick leave, overtime for agricultural workers and domestic worker rights. The state also leads the national
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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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CA legislators stand by immigrants

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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