Bay Area / California

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Campaign Grows for Santa Clara County Living Wage in

Posted October 16, 2014 by Khanh Weinberg

In the Valley of Plenty, one in three residents do not earn enough to get by. As the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors contemplates creating an ordinance requiring its contractors to pay employees a living wage, a new economic report was
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Sanders, Kucinich Rally For East Bay Progressives

Posted October 9, 2014 by Steve Early

 If you’re Gayle McLaughlin, the Green mayor of Richmond, now termed out but running for city council, or Dan Siegel, the radical labor lawyer challenging an incumbent mayor in Oakland, who can rally the troops better than a former mayor  who
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BART's ongoing disability access problems

BART — Too Few Disabled Riders to Matter?

Posted October 7, 2014 by Bob Planthold

BART board and staff actions the past few years seems less based on principles than on appeasing large numbers of [ potential ] passengers. – During 2013’s two strikes, people with disabilities were prevented from riding the free accessible shuttle
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A Bike Lane Runs Through It: L.A. Rethinks Transit

Posted October 7, 2014 by Leighton Woodhouse

Seleta Reynolds, Los Angeles’ new chief of transportation, wants to help break L.A.’s dependence on cars. She believes that bikes are key to doing it. New York City, the Bay Area and other metropolises have already begun to show that
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L.A. to Weigh Citywide Wage Hike

Posted October 3, 2014 by Bobbi Murray

The recent Los Angeles City Council vote to raise hourly pay for 10,000 hotel workers to $15.37 could be part of an historic groundswell to create a new minimum wage across Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles City Council
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California teenagers: No longer “crime prone”

Posted October 1, 2014 by Mike Males

The Criminal Justice Statistics Center’s just-releasedCrime in California 2013  report reveals the latest phase in an astonishing revolution in recent decades, as the state’s teenage population grew by 1.3 million and transitioned from 60 percent white to 72 percent non-white:
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