Seniors Embrace Affordable Housing Campaigns

Posted August 27, 2019 by

Enlisting Seniors in the Pro-Housing Movement I spoke about my book Generation Priced Out to the all-senior Rossmoor Democratic Club last week. It has over 1000 members, which I’m told makes it the nation’s largest. The Club recently featured a
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Texas-Sized Opportunities, Part 2

Posted August 27, 2019 by

(Part 1 of this Latino Decisions article covered Texas House races) As the focus on Texas as a battleground state intensifies, the question increasingly on the minds of Lone Star State voters is this: Which John Cornyn will they see
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Homeowners: The True Gentle Gentrifiers

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Media Ignores Driving Force Behind Rising Housing Costs Homeowners opposing new multi-unit housing drive urban gentrification. As I detail in Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, from San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Alamo
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SFMTA Board Must Back Rose Pak

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Pak Made Central Subway Happen The SFMTA Board decides today whether to name the Chinatown Station of the new Central Subway in remembrance of the late Rose Pak. A prior vote split 3-3 and a seventh commissioner has since been
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A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

Posted August 20, 2019 by

Fifty years ago this fall, a campus upsurge turned opposition to the Vietnam War into a genuine mass movement. On October 15, 1969, several million students, along with community-based activists, participated in anti-war events under the banner of the “Vietnam
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Jean-Pierre Leaud Film Reviews

Posted August 20, 2019 by

French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud first came to world cinema-goers’ attention with his lead performance as Antoine Doinel in Francois Truffaut’s semi-autobiographical classic “The 400 Blows.”  Truffaut was so impressed by Leaud’s performance that he had him reprise the character in
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Will California Protect Tenants?

Posted August 13, 2019 by

AB 1482 Provides Historic Step Forward for Tenants When it comes to meaningfully addressing the state’s housing crisis in 2019, California’s Democratic leadership has thus far profoundly failed (see “Democratic Leaders Fail California”). But this conclusion could change. Governor Gavin
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