Lee Introduces AB 854 to Protect CA Tenants

Posted March 23, 2021 by

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
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Good News for SF’s Homeless

Posted March 23, 2021 by

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
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Tangled Up In Blue: Lessons for Police Reform?

Posted March 23, 2021 by

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
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Cinequest/Cinejoy 2021 Reviews

Posted March 23, 2021 by

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
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Reviews From South By Southwest 2021

Posted March 23, 2021 by

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
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Will Democrats Stop Electing Bullies?

Posted March 16, 2021 by

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
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