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Our Local Heroes of 2015

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Our Local Heroes of 2015

Posted November 24, 2015 by

Beyond Chron has a Thanksgiving tradition of honoring a few of the many whose dedicated service rendered them our local heroes for San Francisco in the past year. Here’s our choices for this year, whose weight toward housing activism reflects
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Richmond Passes Rent Control

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Richmond Passes Rent Control

Posted July 22, 2015 by Tenants Together

By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night, prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out
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Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Backs Unlimited Rent Increases

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Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Backs Unlimited Rent Increases

Posted May 12, 2015 by Dean Preston & Dan Harper

Mayor Tom Butt of Richmond is on a mission to make sure landlords can jack up rents in unlimited amounts on Richmond’s tenants. Butt acknowledges that Richmond rents are on the rise, but offers no meaningful solution to alleviate the
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Richmond Mayor Butt is Wrong on Rent Control

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Richmond Mayor Butt is Wrong on Rent Control

Posted April 27, 2015 by Mike Parker

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt has set himself up to be the spokesman for landlords in a campaign against rent control in Richmond. The jump in Richmond rents the past few years, reflecting trends in the Bay Area, has produced new
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Going Global in Richmond? Coalition Seeks Benefits From New UC Berkeley Campus

Tony Mazzocchi’s Spirit Haunts Big Oil Again

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Tony Mazzocchi’s Spirit Haunts Big Oil Again

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Twelve years ago, America’s leading advocate of occupational health and environmental safety succumbed to pancreatic cancer. In the U.S., where the influence of organized labor has long been contracting, the death of a former trade union official is often little
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The Real Winners, Losers in Election 2014

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The Real Winners, Losers in Election 2014

Posted November 6, 2014 by

Mayor Ed Lee was not on the ballot this week, but he may be the San Francisco election’s biggest political winner. Prop A, the transit bond that was the mayor’s top priority, won handily. The mayor’s late endorsement of Assembly
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