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Leno and Lee worked together to pass Ellis Act reform

Can Leno Defeat Lee?

Posted October 30, 2014 by

The Chronicle’s Matier & Ross finally reported what political insiders have been discussing for weeks: State Senator Mark Leno is seriously considering challenging San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in the November 2015 election. Their story cited April poll numbers that
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Wiener Makes Case for No on B

Posted October 27, 2014 by

As I have noted in prior pieces, San Francisco’s Prop B  guarantees the SFMTA $22 million a year by raiding funding from other city programs. It gives SFMTA this money on top of the additional nearly $8 million in automatic
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Labor Leader Mike Casey, joined by Planning Commission President Cindy Wu, CCDC's Rev. Norman Fong, and tenants

SF Chronicle Backs Real Estate Speculators

Posted October 27, 2014 by Peter Cohen

Wow, the San Francisco Chronicle is really showing its colors with escalating rhetoric about the City’s gentrification and displacement crisis. First, the editors took a position opposing Proposition G — the anti-speculation tax—with the rationale that it “could have the
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ACCJC Appeal Panel Biased and Disdainful

Posted October 24, 2014 by Rick Sterling

The lawsuit by the San Francisco City Attorney against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) starts Monday October 27. This trial is immensely important for the entire Bay Area. The educational and employment fate of tens of
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Will Mayor Lee’s Endorsing Chiu Impact Race?

Posted October 23, 2014 by

San Francisco Mayor Lee endorsed David Chiu yesterday, wading into the race less than two weeks before the election. Lee’s endorsement came one day after California Democratic Party Chair John Burton announced his support for David Campos. My first reaction
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Asian-American activists join labor to end wage theft, one of SF's many progressive campaigns

San Francisco Remains Progressive

Posted October 21, 2014 by

I knew after the Bay Guardian closed and Ted Gullicksen died on the same day that some would draw wildly inaccurate conclusions. We soon saw this in  Heather Knight’s front-page October 19 Chronicle story using the two events  to conclude
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ACCE and tenant activists protest Lainez family eviction

Lainez Family Stops 4th Ellis Eviction

Posted October 21, 2014 by

In another tenant victory over an Ellis Act eviction, Sergio Lainez, wife Magaly Silva and their three children have stopped their fourth Ellis eviction lawsuit at 2832 24th Street. Sergio Lainez has lived in the Inner Mission building since 1992.
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