A Progressive Battle Royal in East Bay
In what might be the strongest field in California state legislative history, seven prominent Democrats are facing off in the East Bay D15 Assembly race to succeed Tony Thurmond (who gave up his Read More »
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Last night in the south of San Francisco city of Brisbane, the City Council continued its deliberations over whether to include any housing on its “Baylands” site. The Brisbane Planning Commission has supported a project that includes two-million square feet Read More »
Rising Movement Holds Oakland Conference
I have bad news for those who oppose new housing, support suburban sprawl, enjoy subjecting working people to long commutes, and who think preserving gas stations is more important than allowing kids to grow up Read More »
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These are not the best of times for Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf. Now routinely booed at public appearances, Schaaf is grappling with big city challenges without the power of most big city mayors.
I’ve been a big fan of Schaaf’s Read More »
City Shows Confidence Toward Future
In a single week, Oakland had the following occur:
*A West Oakland residential fire killed four people. The building’s landlord had been working to evict some of the tenants, who had gone to court to Read More »
It’s almost over. The seemingly endless 2016 presidential race comes to an end on November 8, and not a second too soon.
Here are my predictions for key national, state, and Bay Area races (see companion article for SF predictions). Read More »
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What do 1986, 2006 and 2016 have in common besides ending in the number 6? Each brought predictions that a San Francisco economic boom was ending.
Fears expressed in1986 were soon confirmed by the Savings & Loan meltdown and 1987 Read More »
San Francisco voters could approve four ballot measures in November impacting the city’s housing crisis: a $310 million affordable housing bond, an initiative increasing restrictions on short-term rentals, a measure giving affordable housing developers priority at building on city-owned land Read More »
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