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When Will San Francisco’s Tourists Return?

Posted July 20, 2021 by

Workers, Businesses Await Tourism Revival The pandemic has shown how dependent San Francisco’s working and middle-class is on a thriving tourist industry. The hospitality industry offers the city’s largest share of blue-collar jobs. Its virtual closure has been devastating. Thousands
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What Does “Progressive” Mean?

Posted July 13, 2021 by

Are Black and Brown Working-Class Voters “Centrist”? If you followed the recent New York City elections you might wrongly conclude that “progressives” suffered a setback. Progressive victories in council and DA races were overshadowed by the mayor’s race, where primary
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“The Neutral Ground”–Review

Posted July 13, 2021 by

PBS’ “P.O.V.” Season 34 opener, C.J. Hunt’s documentary “The Neutral Ground,” begins with a 2015 shot of New Orleans’ Robert E. Lee statue.  Coupled with an incredibly tall pedestal, subsequent shots show how the monument dominates the Big Easy’s skyline.
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Will CA Protect Mobilehome Tenants?

Posted July 7, 2021 by

AB 978 Fills Tenant Protection Gap When California enacted statewide rent caps and just cause eviction protections in 2019 (AB 1482), a critical constituency was excluded: mobilehome park renters. Now, Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk-Silva and David Chiu are sponsoring AB 978
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Demand Honesty on Homeowner Zoning Profits

Posted June 29, 2021 by

Zoning Reformers are True Neighborhood Champions Culver City’s June 23, 2021 zoning hearing sounded a lot like what we have heard in Cambridge, Seattle and “blue” cities in-between: longtime homeowners  mobilizing to preserve exclusionary land use laws that increase their
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