Bay Area / California

Seventy feet up an ancient Redwood

Posted April 20, 2021 by

Greasy Pete, his “tree-sitter” name, went up the “Mamma Tree” on the eighth of this month; Bugs followed, climbing the next closest big tree on the eleventh. Today, they sit on platforms 75 feet up a 200 foot-tall redwood tree,
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3 Democrats May Block Ellis Act Reform

Posted April 13, 2021 by

Breaking News:  Key Democrats Push to Kill Bill The security of millions of California tenants could be decided on Thursday, April 15 as the Assembly Housing Committee votes on AB 854. AB 854 prevents speculator evictions under the Ellis Act,
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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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Berkeley’s Progressive Revival

Posted February 9, 2021 by

A Model For Other Cities? When I was speaking across the country promoting the housing policy changes urged in Generation Priced Out, I did not foresee my hometown of Berkeley, California ending exclusionary zoning before Seattle, Denver and other cities.
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