Leno’s Flawed Homeless Plan

Posted March 20, 2018 by

Promotes Unavailable SRO Vacancies Over Real Solutions Since I head an organization that contracts with the city to house homeless single adults, I planned to not critique the mayoral candidates’ homeless plans. But Mark Leno’s homeless plan promoted a false
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Should CA Bring Back Redevelopment?

Posted March 20, 2018 by

Boosting Housing Without Patronage and Cronyism San Francisco Assembly member David Chiu is seeking to bring back a version of the Redevelopment Agencies that Governor Brown and the legislature abolished in 2011. Chiu’s Assembly Bill 3037 would raise $1 billion
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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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Can Suzy Loftus Unseat DA Gascon?

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Former San Francisco Police Commission President Suzy Loftus announced plans last week to challenge District Attorney George Gascon in the November 2019 election. Here’s why I think Loftus has an excellent chance to win. Gascon Is Vulnerable George Gascon has
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A Working Class Mayor Is Something To Be

Posted March 15, 2018 by Steve Early

Well before the Trump era, U.S. presidents were failing to address urban problems or making them worse. Governors, members of Congress, and state legislators didn’t perform much better. So the difficult job of fighting poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation shifted
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More Reviews From Cinequest 2018

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Can a family be re-built when literal decades have been spent undermining its existence?  That dilemma is at the center of Tasha Hubbard’s frequently moving documentary “Birth of a Family.” The force undermining the documentary subjects’ family happens to be
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