Stopping Speculator Evictions Under Ellis Act
California Assembly member Alex Lee, along with colleagues David Chiu and Richard Bloom, has introduced AB 854, a key strategy for stopping tenant displacement and the loss of affordable housing. The three joined with Read More »
City Adopts New Strategy, Leadership
Last week brought some very welcome news to San Francisco’s roughly 6000 unhoused people living in tents, shelters and on the street.
First, a new referral strategy for filling vacancies in the city’s master leased Read More »
When I attended a Washington, D.C. law school in the early 1970s, everyone enrolled in its criminal law class was required to participate in the Metropolitan Police Department’s “ride along” program. Then, as now, “ride along” allows local residents to Read More »
Opposition to Georgetown project places politics over community needs
Advocates for veterans and affordable housing criticized members of the Solano County Board of Supervisors for their decision to oppose the Georgetown housing project near Travis Air Force Base. The board Read More »
Miguel Silveira’s “American Thief” may revolve around a conspiracy to flip the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Characters caught up in the plot include a teen hacker seeking justice after a highly dubious police shooting, a political vlogger living out of Read More »
First-time documentary filmmaking siblings Chelsi and Gabriel de Cuba deserve huge props for not giving the freak show treatment to the subject of their short film “Plant Heist.” Admittedly, their film concerns a bizarre crime. Yet the de Cubas show Read More »
Biden Offers Positive Leadership Model
“The problem with Cuomo is no one has ever liked him.” — Richard Ravitch, a former Democratic lieutenant governor.
“I have not met a person yet in New York politics who has a good relationship Read More »
Robeson’s Extraordinary Life
Paul Robeson lived an extraordinary life. If white, he might have become a governor or senator. And/or the nation’s leading actor on stage and screen. Absent racial barriers Paul Robeson could also have become a nationally renowned Read More »