New San Francisco D.A. Inherits Chance To Hold Police Accountable In Shooting Of Man With Mental Illness

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, Theappeal.org -

On Jan. 6, 2017, at about 4:15 a.m., San Francisco Police Department officers Colin Patino and Kenneth Cha arrived at Sean Moore’s home. Moore’s neighbor, who had a temporary restraining order [...]

In Sacramento, Youth Activists Push To Get Police Out Of Schools

By Susan Abram, Chronicleofsocialchange.org -

Her brother had bumped into the officer and apologized, Lopez said. But the officer proceeded to question him and asked him for his ID. “It was all new to me,” said Lopez, now 17 and a senior, of [...]

Rising Health Care Costs In California: A Worker Issue

By Staff, Laborcenter.berkeley.edu -

The Labor Center is publishing a series of blog posts detailing current problems and concerns of Californians with job-based coverage, including the inequities faced by low-income workers, [...]

Wildcat Strike Launched By UC Santa Cruz Grad Student Workers

By Cameron A., Blackrosefed.org -

Graduate student workers at the Santa Cruz campus of the leviathan University of California have voted to launch a wildcat grading strike in the lead up to final exams. Organized under Local 2865 [...]

Under Cap & Trade California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase

By Lisa Song, Propublica.org -

Gov. Jerry Brown took the podium at a July 2017 press conference to lingering applause after a steady stream of politicians praised him for helping to extend California’s signature climate policy [...]

The People vs Wall Street: California’s Public Banking Shakeup

By Glenn Daigon, WhoWhatWhy.org. -

For only the second time in 100 years, a people-powered coalition overcame the stiff opposition of the banking lobby to successfully pass a law that legalizes public banking. Governor Gavin [...]

California Illegal Pot Seizures Top $1.5 Billion In Value

By Staff, Huffpost.com -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities seized more than $1.5 billion worth of illegally grown marijuana plants in California this year — an amount an industry expert said is roughly equal to the state’s [...]

We Need Publicly Owned Utilities

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

Right now, thousands of Californians are fleeing raging wildfires, while millions sit in the dark. And for-profit utilities may be to blame. Pacific Gas & Electric — a private, for-profit utility [...]

Efforts To Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, As California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

By Eli Wolfe, Fairwarning.org -

In February, when California labor officials announced the biggest wage theft case against a private company in state history, they made sure to include a warning for all bosses: “Stealing earned [...]

Historic Breakthrough: Gov. Newsom Signs The Public Banking Act Into California Law

The Public Banking Institute -

Public Banking in California is a fantastic and historic breakthrough. This has been a longtime struggle of thousands of activists in California and throughout the country. Many cities and states [...]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

Victory! California’s Legislature Pulls AT&T And Comcast Bill That Protected Their Monopolies

By Ernesto Falcon, Eff.org -

AT&T and Comcast lobbyists fought hard this year to pass A.B. 1366, a bill that would have protected their broadband monopolies. Thanks to your support, that bill will not move forward this year. [...]

Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose

By John Vibes, Truth Theory -

A new apartment complex built exclusively for the homeless was recently opened in San Jose, California. The development is called Second Street Studios, and it is the first property of its kind [...]

Shell To Pay Up For Contaminating Groundwater In California

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

Shell Oil Company was ordered this week to pay $63 million in damages for polluting groundwater in the city of Atwater, California. A jury this week found the corporation liable in the four-month [...]

Fighting Back: Six States Sue The EPA Over Its Approval Of Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. [...]