Bay Area / California

The Fight for Rent Control in Pasadena

Posted March 20, 2018 by Eushrah Hossain

As in many cities in Southern California, Pasadena renters face daunting odds. The average rent for a one bedroom unit in Pasadena has risen 51.7% in the past six years, according to the Pasadena Tenants Union (PTU). And 42% of
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Five Takeaways From the Disneyland “Homeless” Report

Posted March 8, 2018 by Gustavo Arellano

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) New research reveals that 11 percent of 5,000 Disneyland workers surveyed—custodians, food workers, musicians, cashiers, concierges—have been homeless at least once in the past year. It’s the report being read ’round the
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Mentors Under Siege: California’s DACA Teachers

Posted February 13, 2018 by Bill Raden

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) Of California’s roughly 223,000 DACA recipients, an estimated 5,000 are working teachers, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank. “Students were crying,” says Cristian Aguilar, recalling the Wednesday after
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Democrats Push Costa Hawkins Repeal to Ballot

Posted January 16, 2018 by

Assembly Closes Door on Legislative Fix Last week, the Democratic-controlled Assembly Housing Committee voted down a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act.  And with committee members like Ed Chau, who represents Monterrey Park, treating the tenant side with contempt, Democrats
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