Bay Area / California

Political Predictions

Posted June 4, 2018 by

Who Will Win the Key CA, East Bay and SF Races? It’s time for our election predictions. And not a second too soon.  Even the shortened San Francisco mayor’s race seems to have gone on too long. Most voters are
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Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Posted May 24, 2018 by

Berkeley City Council Mistakes Parking Lots for Paradise On May 29, the Berkeley City Council votes on whether to oppose AB 2923, which makes it easier to build housing on BART property. Sponsored by Assembly members David Chiu and Tim
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Garcetti Endorses Costa-Hawkins Repeal

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Boost for Affordable Housing Act as Landlords Reveal Campaign Strategy Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has endorsed the Affordable Housing Act, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act enacted by the legislature in 1995. If passed by California voters in November,
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Special Report: Why SB 827 Failed

Posted April 19, 2018 by

Applying the Lessons of SB 827 For Future Housing Wins California Senate Bill 827, which was sponsored by State Senators Scott Wiener and Nancy Skinner, was formally defeated in committee this week. But this outcome was foreseen for months, with
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Giant Memories

Posted April 3, 2018 by Peter Dreier

The Los Angeles Dodgers begin their season this week at home against the arch rival San Francisco Giants and I’ll be there rooting for the Dodgers. But as a child, growing up in New Jersey, I rooted for the New
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