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Like CEQA, CA Must Restore Ellis Act’s Intent

Posted March 28, 2022 by

UC CEQA Reform Shows Need to Amend Misused Laws The California legislature recently overturned a court ruling that relied on CEQA to restrict UC Berkeley admissions. Legislators acted urgently to protect CEQA’s original intent.  It’s now time for the legislature
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The Two Faces of Felicia Williams

Posted March 28, 2022 by

This piece first appeared in LA Progressive. After garnering Democratic Party endorsements during her 2020 campaign for Pasadena City Council, she quietly switched her registration from Democrat to ‘No Party Preference’ before taking office. In 2019, when she filed to
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Preview Of Cinequest/Cinejoy 2022

Posted March 28, 2022 by

Cinejoy, for those not in the know, is the online version of San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival.  Devised as an answer to the problem of having a film festival in the midst of the shutdowns necessitated by COVID-19, the festival
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Who’s to Blame for SF’s “Nasty Streets”?

Posted March 21, 2022 by

Supervisors Challenge Mayor’s Failure When Mayor Breed announced  a Tenderloin police crackdown on drug dealers and then an Emergency Order for the neighborhood, the national media applauded. Stories focused on one theme—how the mayor was allegedly breaking from the city’s
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CA Legislators Target Speculators

Posted March 21, 2022 by

Three New Bills to Stop Speculators Three major bills have been introduced in the California Assembly to discourage real estate speculation. Their passage would be the most transformative advance for tenants and affordable housing since at least the passage of
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