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Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights

by Lynda Carson Saturday, Apr. 28, 2012 at 6:44 AM
tenantsrule@yahoo.com

The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.

Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights



April 27, 2012



The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.

In honor of those who are in the struggle to help make the world a better place to live in, against the never ending tyranny of the rich and powerful, I dedicate these stories...

Click on the links below to read the full story...

Lynda Carson

tenantsrule@yahoo.com

(Manufacturing Dissent)





(Oakland Rent Board Passes Just Cause)

Just Cause Passes Again

By Lynda Carson 11/30/2000

http://archives.lists.indymedia.org/imc-sf/2000-December/000243.html

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Oakland Renters Losers Again

10/21/2000

By Lynda Carson

In a stunning display of contempt for Oakland Renters,

it was revealed on Friday Oct 20th,that pressure from the

Mayors Office blocked a City Council vote for an Just Cause

Initiative.The vote postponed now until January 2001,was

scheduled to be held before the November 7th election.

Click below for full story...

http://archives.lists.indymedia.org/imc-sf/2000-October/000107.html

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(Tenants Fight Evictions)

Tenant Victory In Oakland

Lynda Carson
Tuesday, July 31, 2001;

Oakland,Ca -- Late last week, details started to emerge regarding a law suit that involved a number of African American renters of Oakland being evicted, only to be quickly replaced by Spanish speaking immigrants being charged double the rents. A jury trial decided in favor of the African Americans who fought the evictions, and that it was the opinion of the jury that the evictions were discriminatory and unlawful.

http://www.poornewsnetwork.com/index.cfm?L1=news&story=428#results

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Oaklands Moratorium On Rent Increases After Eviction Is Fatally Flawed

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Mar 7th, 2001 12:13 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/03/07/20671.php

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Evicting the Innocent - The One Strike Policy

By Lynda Carson 4/13/02

On Tuesday March 26, 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of HUD's one strike policy which leads to absurd results such as the eviction of innocent renters from Public Housing. In its zeal to further the cause of the war on drugs, an 8-0 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Oakland Housing Authority had legal grounds to evict innocent renters for alleged drug related crimes they had not participated in nor had any knowledge of.

Click below for the story...

http://www.portland.indymedia.org/portland/en/2002/04/9417.shtml

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(Just Cause Petitions Turned In At City Hall)

Just Cause Initiative--A Beacon of Hope

By Lynda Carson 6/16/02

Oakland, Ca--During Mondays (June 10) record breaking blazing heat, over 100 anti-eviction activists and supporters from 20 different groups around the Bay Area showed up for an event at the Oakland City Hall to turn in over 36,000 collected signatures for an anti-eviction measure. The signatures collected on Petitions for a "just cause" evictions ordinance were delivered to the City Clerks Office, and next will go to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office for certification. Activists are confident that the initiative petition drive will qualify if the City Council takes action by July 31 to place it on the ballot for November.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/06/16/1330521.php

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Just Cause/Measure EE Wins In Oakland

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Nov 6th, 2002 3:50 PM

Oakland renters acheived victory over greedy Oakland Landlords. Defeat at the polls leaves Oaklands ruling class to wonder why all their money could not win the hearts of the victims who have been exploited these many a year.

Oakland Ca--In a tight election bid to shift the balance of power in Oakland, Measure EE takes absolute power from the landlords who have been evicting to make a profit.

Oakland renters now have a defense against unfair evictions, and are making moves to consolidate their political gains for future political adventures.

The Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County spent over 0,000 to defeat the Oakland renters pushing for Measure EE, and calls made to Wanye Roland and Steve Edrington of RHANAC for a comment were responded by hang ups.

Despite Oaklanders being flooded with nasty mailers by RHANAC portraying the renters as sex offenders, drug addicts, and bikers who must be evicted, the best of Oakland stepped up to the polls to support the renters.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/11/06/15416361.php

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Just Cause VS Ethnic Cleansing of Oakland

By Lynda Carson 9/10/02

Oakland Ca-Shocking eviction stats from the Eviction Defense Center reveal that the Courts of Oakland are clogged with evictions, and that a new case occur's every 10 minutes. More than 65% of evictions are

against people of color, and for those who fight the evictions each case averages out to around ten minutes per Hearing.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/09/10/1471651.php

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(Eviction Battles Fought On The Streets)

Evictions, A Cause for Intervention

By Lynda Carson 9/19/02

Oakland Ca-In a time of forced relocations of the poor out of Oakland, a little known group continues to forge it's way into the hearts and minds of Oakland renters. Campaign for Renters Rights, a small obscure group of dedicated volunteers have successfully been fighting against evictions out in the streets with interventions and direct action, rather than in the stuffy court rooms of a rigged system.

Case in point. Lorraine Key, a 73 year old Oakland resident recently faced eviction after 36 years residency in the same apartment unit, and decided to fight for her right to stay where she was. Ms. Key was sharp enough to hire attorneys of the Eviction Defense Center to help fight her battle and then she turned to the Campaign for Renters Rights (CRR), to take her battle to the streets. In short order, the landlord gave in and dropped the eviction after a few members of the CRR made contact with him. Case dismissed, and the eviction never made it to the courts. Ms. Key now is an active member of the CRR, helping others to fight their battles against greedy landlords.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/09/21/1506081.php

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Elderly Renter Fighting Economic Eviction

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Sunday Aug 25th, 2002 6:17 PM

Oaklands Elderly Under Attack By Greedy Landlords Taking Advantage Of Their Fragility.

ELDERLY RENTER FIGHTING ECONOMIC EVICTION

On Wednesday, September 4, activists, community members and renters shall meet 6:30p.m., at the Temescal Library (Telegraph & 52nd St) to discuss actions to defend Doris Stancil from an unlawful economic eviction.

Ms. Doris Stancil is an elderly disabled woman residing at 35 Monte Vista Ave, for over 10 years. A good tenant, Doris Stancil was one of many elderly renters who resided at the property when she first moved in to that location. Now, she is one of the last after the rest faced evictions.

During the past few months someone has been poisoning the outdoor plants of Ms. Stancil, and repeatedly calling her only to hang up when she answers the phone. She has never had heat in her apartment because Millar (landlord) fails to repair a leaking gas heater, and now being blacklisted by having an eviction on her record, it is a very grim situation.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/08/25/1430661.php

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Tuesday Oakland City Council Vote On Just Cause

By Lynda Carson 7/7/02

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/07/08/1365201.php

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Victory for Just Cause Oakland and Measure EE

By Lynda Carson 11/18/02

Oakland Ca-Updated figures from the November 5, election results give a sigh of relief to Measure EE supporters. The latest count of absentee ballots released Friday November 15, confirm that Just Cause and their ballot initiative Measure EE still held the winning lead at the polls after 10 days of vote counting have passed.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/11/18/15437751.php

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Just Cause/Measure EE Wins In Oakland

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Nov 6th, 2002 3:50 PM

Oakland renters acheived victory over greedy Oakland Landlords. Defeat at the polls leaves Oaklands ruling class wonder why all their money could not win the hearts of the victims who have been exploited these many a year.

Oakland Ca--In a tight election bid to shift the balance of power in Oakland, Measure EE takes absolute power from the landlords who have been evicting to make a profit.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/11/06/15416361.php

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(Struggle To Save Eviction Protections)

Oakland Faces Lawsuit Over Measure EE

Democracy Under Threat In Oakland As Landlords File Suit And Claim That Measure EE Is Unconstitutional.

By Lynda Carson 2/17/03

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/22/15773461.php

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Oakland Landlords Attack Eviction Protections

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Nov2005/evictions.htm

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Oakland's Just Cause ordinance protects tenants from bankers, realtors, and landlords

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Monday Mar 23rd, 2009 4:03 PM

Click below....

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/23/18581219.php

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Prop 98 is Fueled by Avarice and Greed

By Lynda Carson

http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/06/prop_98_is_fuel.html

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Prop 98 - Non Profit Housing Developers May Be Selling Out The Poor

by Lynda Carson

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/1889

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Commentary: Prop. 98 Would Eliminate Rent Control and

Tenant Protections

By Lynda Carson -- Berkeley Daily Planet

Thursday, May 08

The June 2008 Ballot has a dangerous measure known as

Proposition 98 (California Property Owners and

Farmland Protection Act, or CPOFPA). If passed by the

voters, Prop. 98 would terminate rent control, tenant

protections, and would place homeowners at risk by

allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge

existing building codes and zoning laws that may

prohibit the placing of a “pig sty” next to someone’s

home, or a “porn shop” next to a church or school.

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-05-08/article/29951

************

(San Francisco Bay View)

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant

protections

by: Lynda Carson   San Francisco Bay View Newspaper   

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Photo -- No on 98 protesters gathered April 25 outside

the Hilton Hotel, where the Apartment Owner’s

Association was holding a seminar to teach landlords

how to evict tenants. AOA President Dan Faller calls

Prop 98 “war” against rent control and those who

oppose 98 “terrorists.”

Oakland – The June 3 ballot has a dangerous measure

known as Proposition 98, the California Property

Owners and Farmland Protection Act. If passed by the

voters, Prop 98 would terminate rent control and other

tenant protections and would place homeowners at risk

by allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge

existing building codes and zoning laws.

http://www.sfbayview.com/News/Display_Front_page/Prop_98_would_eliminate_rent_control_and_tenant_protections.html

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California Proposition 98 Would Eliminate Rent

Control, Tenant Protections, and a Lot More

By Lynda Carson

http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/05/california_prop_2.html

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Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant

protections

Homeowners also at risk from Prop 98

By Lynda Carson -- Urban Habitat Magazine

Dateline:

04/13/2008

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/1887

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California Proposition 98 Would Eliminate Rent

Control, Tenant Protections, and a Lot More

http://tinyurl.com/5b86rv

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(Proposition 98 california)

California Proposition 98 Would Eliminate Rent

Control, Tenant Protections, and a Lot More

[courtesy of California Progress Report]

By Lynda Carson

http://californiafordemocracy.net/tags/proposition-98-california

**********

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant

protections

Homeowners also at risk from Prop 98

By Lynda Carson April 13, 2008

Oakland -- The June 2008 Ballot has a dangerous

measure known as Proposition 98 (California Property

Owners and Farmland Protection Act or CPOFPA). If

passed by the voters, Prop 98 would terminate rent

control, tenant protections, and would place

homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property

owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning

laws that may prohibit the placing of a "pig sty" next

to someone's home, or a "porn shop" next to a church

or school.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/13/18492623.php

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East Bay Opinion -- Prop 98

http://ruby1.lmi.net/issue/2008-05-08/opinion

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Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant

protections

Homeowners also at risk from Prop 98 By Lynda Carson

April 13, 2008

Oakland -- The June 2008 Ballot has a dangerous

measure known as Proposition 98 (California Property

Owners and Farmland Protection Act or CPOFPA). If

passed by the voters, Prop 98 would terminate rent

control, tenant protections, and would place

homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property

owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning

laws that may prohibit the placing of a "pig sty" next

to someone's home, or a "porn shop" next to a church

or school...

http://www.veniceboot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19&view=next&sid=7824cb6d3346a8a91c4a7ce7441fd1ba

***********

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant

protections

http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~asucrla/index.php?page=blog

************

California Politics and People / California

Proposition 98 Would Eliminate Rent Control

http://www.totalcapitol.com/?keywords=Lynda+Carson

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(HUD One Strike Policy Fought In US Supreme Court)

Oakland Housing Authority Misuses One Strike Policy

Mar 26, 2002 ... By LYNDA CARSON



Local attorney John Murcko, who was part of the legal team defending the innocent renters ...

Click below for full story......

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2002/Oakland-Misuses-One-StrikeMay02.htm

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The Message of Mary Jesus

Lynda Carson 
Tuesday, February 22, 2005;

On December 10, 2004, tragedy struck downtown Oakland, when a 33-year-old woman who felt brutalized by Oakland's kangaroo courts plunged to her death from the Oakland Tribune Tower.

http://www.poornewsnetwork.com/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1566#results



THE STRUGGLE AGAINST SLUMLORDS

Tenants rebell against slumlike conditions at nonprofit's Hotel

By Lynda Carson December 24, 2006

San Francisco -- On Wednesday, December 20, 2006, tenants of the Rose Hotel held a press conference in front of San Francisco's City Hall, to announce the filing of a lawsuit against Mercy Housing California, due to serious infestations of mice, cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs, and other serious Housing Code violations, at the residential building they reside in.

The ten Plaintiffs of the Rose Hotel, including African-Americans, Caucasin, and Hispanics, spoke out against the slumlike conditions at their residential building in San Francisco, then filed suit against the nonprofit housing organization, as tourists from around the world flocked to the city for the festive holiday season.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/12/24/18340451.php

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Oaklands Deputy Attorney General Sued Over Lockout

By Lynda Carson 3/13/01

Oakland--Last  week, Oaklands Deputy Attorney General of Oaklands District Attorny's Office was Sued by a number of tenants/renters that allege that they were locked out of an 8 Unit Building owned by the Deputy Attorney General, Jerry Curtis. Some of the tenants/renters now are homeless.

       The tenants/renters who resided at 3474 Boston Ave in Oakland, allege that they upset Jerry Curtis"The Deputy Attorney General" when they allowed theirselves to be interviewed for a story by local Channel 4 after a wind storm blew off the roof of the property owned by Mr.Curtis on October 22,2000. Allegedly,they were advised by Jerry Curtis not to do anymore news stories, and in anger allegedly Jerry Curtis retaliated against the tenants after the story was aired, and he locked the tenants out of their homes in the building he owned on Boston Ave in Oakland.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/03/13/21751.php

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City to probe alleged rental security deposit scam

By Lynda Carson 11/27/02

Tenants claims draw attention to notorius slumlord Richard E. Thomas

Oakland Ca--The Oakland City Attorney's Office has agreed to look into allegations that notorius landlord Richard E. Thomas has been conducting a racket to steal the security deposits from the renters of his numerous properties.

In a packed lobby of the City Attorney's Office it was announced that a meeting has been arranged for December 10, with Oaklands Mayor, District Attorney of Alameda County, and the City Attorney of Oakland to

meet with the victims of Richard E. Thomas. Despite a heavy Police presense, tenant activists and the victims of Richard E. Thomas refused to leave the packed lobby of the 6th floor City Attorney's Office until City Officials agreed to take some sort of action to protect future Oakland renters from the security deposit rent scams of slumlord Richard E. Thomas.

Before filling up 3 elevators to reach the City Attorney's Office on the 6th floor of Oakland City Hall, tenant activist's and victims of Thomas held a rally and testimony on the steps of City Hall calling out for justice from City Officials to take action and prosecute Thomas for his criminal activities.

One by one the victims of Thomas spoke to the crowd numbering about 30, asking why Thomas has been allowed to continue with his criminal enterprise known as Environment and Land Management Incorporated. To live in one of Thomas' buildings is like living in a mouse trap you can never leave from, because the needed security deposit to relocate is never returned to you, Joseph Johnson said.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/11/27/15459511.php

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Landlord Richard Thomas is sued for millions for cheating tenants

By Lynda Carson -- February 21, 2011

Oakland - Last week, wealthy multi-millionaire landlord and "vexatious litigant," Richard Thomas, of Environment and Land Management, Inc., was whacked in the courts when a state appeals court upheld more than million in punitive damages and attorney's fees after a jury found that he had ripped off and cheated around 200 tenants out of their security deposits, during 1999 through 2007.

The jury found that Thomas cheated the tenants out of their security deposits by fabricating false claims of property damage in his apartments. Thomas owns around 200 rental units in Alameda County, and most of the 186 or more class members involved in the lawsuit reside in properties that are located in Oakland.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/21/18672671.php

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Oakland notorious slumlords nailed by court

By Lynda Carson -- March 29, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/29/18675935.php

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Oakland’s Notorious Slumlords Nailed By Court

April 4, 2011

by Lynda Carson

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12256

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Thomas To Pay .5 Million To Tenants

by Lynda Carson

Saturday Nov 8th, 2008 1:26 PM

http://hannah-slumblogmillionaire.blogspot.com/2011/03/keeping-security-deposits-without-cause.html

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Menlo Hotel Arson Scam Slumlord Due In Court Feb. 17

By Lynda Carson

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/16/18672241.php

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Landlord Richard Thomas is sued for millions for cheating tenants

By Lynda Carson -- February 21, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/21/18672671.php

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Oakland's Menlo Hotel tenants served illegal eviction notices

By Lynda Carson -- January 14, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/14/18669228.php

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Menlo Hotel tenants sue RMD Services in Oakland

By Lynda Carson -- December 19, 2009

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/19/18633096.php

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OAKLAND INFESTATION: Tenants Sucked Dry by Bedbugs and Landlords

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Oct 7th, 2005 2:56 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/10/07/17731601.php

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Stanford University supports eviction of elderly widow with cancer

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Jun 16th, 2010 7:19 PM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/06/16/18650908.php

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92 year old Oakland woman faces eviction by wealthy Danville man

By Lynda Carson -- October 30, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/30/18696057.php

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Frail, Elderly Woman, Age 92, Lives in Fear of Eviction by Wealthy Landlord

By Lynda Carson -- November 6, 2011

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/frail-elderly-woman-age-92-lives-in-fear-of-eviction-by-wealthy-landlord/

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92 year old Oakland woman fights eviction by wealthy Danville man

By Lynda Carson -- November 3, 2011

http://sfbayview.com/2011/92-year-old-oakland-woman-fights-eviction-by-wealthy-danville-man/

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Oakland Hotel Owner Richard Earl Singer Pleads Guilty to Solicitation of Arson

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday July 12, 2011

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/6ky2h6l

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Oakland hotel owner Richard Earl Singer pleads guilty to solicitation of arson

By Lynda Carson - July 8, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/08/18684178.php

>>>>>>>>>>>>

Elevator Company Slams Alleged Arsonist Richard Earl Singer

Elevator Company Cancels Service Agreements At Oakland's Menlo Hotel, and Ridge Hotel

By Lynda Carson -- March 22, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/22/18675365.php

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Menlo Hotel Arson Scam Slumlord Due In Court

By Lynda Carson

Oakland -- Slumlord's Ryan Nathan of RMD Services, and multi-millionaire Richard Earl Singer of Tiburon, are scheduled to appear in bankruptcy court on Feb. 17 in a case that involves a lawsuit filed by tenants in the Menlo and Ridge hotels in Oakland.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/16/18672241.php

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Arson plot could have targeted Oakland's Ridge Hotel

By Lynda Carson -- Feb. 5, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/05/18671288.php

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Oakland Menlo Hotel arson scam court appearance

by Lynda Carson -- February 3, 2011

Oakland -- Wealthy Tiburon man, Richard Earl Singer, appeared in federal court in Oakland on Friday Jan. 28, for a preliminary hearing / arraignment, after federal officials charged him with hiring an arsonist to burn down the low-income residential Menlo Hotel. Singer's Jan. 28 court date has been continued, and Singer is scheduled next to appear in court on Feb. 24, at 9:30a.m., in court room #4, at 1301 Clay St.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/03/18671019.php

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Evictions continue at Menlo Hotel, despite arson scam arrest

By Lynda Carson -- January 25, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/25/18670207.php

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

Oakland Menlo Hotel owner charged with arson scam

By Lynda Carson...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11242

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(Longer Version - Indy Bay News Wire))

Oakland Menlo Hotel owner charged with arson scam

By Lynda Carson -- January 20, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/20/18669642.php

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Oakland's Menlo Hotel tenants served illegal eviction notices

By Lynda Carson -- January 14, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/14/18669228.php

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Menlo Hotel tenants sue RMD Services in Oakland

By Lynda Carson -- December 19, 2009

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/19/18633096.php

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Wealthy Menlo Hotel owner charged with arson scam is back in court

January 31, 2011

By Lynda Carson

http://sfbayview.com/2011/wealthy-menlo-hotel-owner-charged-with-arson-scam-is-back-in-court/

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Evictions continue at Menlo Hotel, despite arson scam arrest

By Lynda Carson -- January 25, 2011

Oakland -- Despite the arrest of Richard Singer for his involvement in offering to pay someone ,000 to burn down the Menlo Hotel, illegal evictions are still taking place at the low-income residential hotel, in violation of Oakland's rent law known as Measure EE. Residents at the hotel say that RMD Services is still trying to illegally evict tenants, that are not being represented by an attorney.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/25/18670207.php

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Landlord Richard Thomas is sued for millions for cheating tenants

By Lynda Carson -- February 21, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/21/18672671.php

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Chronicle gets .5 Million damage award story against Richard Thomas Wrong

Dec 7, 2008 ... The case against Thomas was filed during August of 2003, and attorney's Barry Wildorf, Laura Stevens, and Aram Antaramian proved in court ...

www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/12/07/18553921.php

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Oakland Menlo Hotel arson scam court appearance

by Lynda Carson -- February 3, 2011

Oakland -- Wealthy Tiburon man, Richard Earl Singer, appeared in federal court in Oakland on Friday Jan. 28, for a preliminary hearing / arraignment, after federal officials charged him with hiring an arsonist to burn down the low-income residential Menlo Hotel. Singer's Jan. 28 court date has been continued, and Singer is scheduled next to appear in court on Feb. 24, at 9:30a.m., in court room #4, at 1301 Clay St.

Federal officials have charged Singer with the solicitation of arson of a commercial building used in interstate commerce, and he faces 10 years in prison, and a 5,000 fine.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/03/18671019.php

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Residents in Oakland's California Hotel Threatened With Eviction

(IndyBay - Lynda Carson California Hotel Update)

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/16/18516582.php

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California Hotel tenants fight for their human right to housing

by Reginald James & Lynda Carson - On-line version of Bay View

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Reginald James is editor-in-chief of the Laney Tower newspaper at Laney College in Oakland. Email him at reggiegeneral@yahoo.com. Housing rights advocate Lynda Carson contributed to the story. She may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com or (510) 763-1085.

http://tinyurl.com/5er462

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Temporary Victory For The Residents Of The California Hotel

By Lynda Carson July 30, 2008

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/30/18521145.php

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California Hotel is raided by City of Oakland

By Lynda Carson July 21, 2008

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/21/18518511.php

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City of Oakland Raids California Hotel

by Lynda Carson‚ Jul. 23‚ 2008 -- Beyondchron

Click below....

http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/City_of_Oakland_Raids_California_Hotel_5899.html

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California Hotel tenants are not alone with eviction fears

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Saturday Jul 19th, 2008 4:04 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/19/18517601.php

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California Hotel tenants fight against non profit to remain in housing

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Thursday Jul 17th, 2008 8:01 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/17/18516962.php

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Judge Grants TRO To California Hotel Tenants To Stop Shutoff Of Utilities

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/11/18515378.php

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Oakland non profit (OCHI) sued for .5 million over mass eviction scheme

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Jul 8th, 2008 7:41 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/08/18514487.php

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California Hotel Unlawful Eviction Update

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Jul 15th, 2008 8:29 PM

On July 14 (Bastille Day), the tenants of the California Hotel and their supporters held a 6pm rally &

protest to demonstrate against the unlawful attempts to evict the long-time tenants out of their housing!

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/15/18516527.php

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Oakland Community Housing Inc. Investigation Update:

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Thursday Jul 16th, 2009 5:41 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608400.php

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Investigation into Oakland non profit housing organization underway

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Apr 1st, 2009 2:42 AM

Activists are pleased that an investigation into Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI) is underway, but are deeply disappointed that their demands to have more oversight instituted over the way non profit housing organizations are spending millions in tax payer dollars on their housing projects, has been rejected by Oakland City officials!

Click below for more....

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/04/01/18585115.php

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California Hotel Tenants File Million Claim Against Oakland

Click below for Beyondchron article by Lynda Carson.....

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=5956

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Big victory for California Hotel tenants

by Lynda Carson, November 2008 - San Francisco Bay View Newspaper

Oakland - In a huge victory for the tenants of the California Hotel, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Richard Keller ruled on Oct. 29 to keep in place a temporary restraining order against Oakland Community Housing Inc. (OCHI), stopping the corrupt nonprofit housing developer from evicting the tenants or shutting off the gas, water and electricity at the historic hotel they reside in.

Click below for full San Francisco Bay View article......

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/big-victory-for-california-hotel-tenants/

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California Hotel tenants fight against non profit to remain in housing

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Thursday Jul 17th, 2008 8:01 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/17/18516962.php

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California Hotel tenants are not alone with eviction fears

(Tenants at risk in other OCHI properties.)

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Saturday Jul 19th, 2008 4:04 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/19/18517601.php

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Nonprofit Organization Double-Crosses Berkeley's Homeless Youth

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday May 17th, 2009 9:02 PM

Click below for story...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/17/18595589.php

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Oakland Infestation: Tenants Sucked Dry by Bed Bugs, Slum Lords

by Lynda Carson/Fault Lines ( sfbay-print [at] indymedia.org )

Tuesday Oct 4th, 2005 8:58 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/10/04/17726311.php

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Street Spirit: Justice News&Homeless Blues

Welcome to the Hotel California.

Tenants sue nonprofit, say that Oakland's historic California Hotel is

infested with rats and bed bugs.

by Lynda Carson September of 2005 ...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/September2005/hotel.htm

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Residents in Oakland's California Hotel Threatened With Eviction

(IndyBay - Lynda Carson California Hotel Update)

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/16/18516582.php

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California Hotel tenants receive favorable ruling

Judge accuses OCHI of running a shell game

By Lynda Carson August 27, 2008

Oakland -- Alameda County Superior Court Judge Richard Keller made another ruling in favor of the tenants at the California Hotel by keeping in place a temporary restraining order against Oakland Community Housing Inc. (OCHI), stopping the corrupt nonprofit housing developer from evicting the tenants, or shutting off the gas, water and electricity at the historic hotel they reside in.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/27/18530538.php

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California Hotel is raided by City of Oakland

By Lynda Carson July 21, 2008

Oakland -- In what is being described as a blatant show of force meant to intimidate and harass the residents of the California Hotel out of their housing, Oakland cops, the fire department and city building inspectors payed a surprise unannounced visit to the California Hotel to conduct searches in numerous office rooms, and the rooms of the residents who have refused to move after being threatened with eviction and the shut off of their gas, water, and electricity recently.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/21/18518511.php

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California Hotel tenants fight against non profit to remain in housing

By Lynda Carson July 17, 2008

Oakland -- The term poverty pimps comes to mind when considering how the low-income tenants of Oakland have been exploited by some non profit housing organizations, that have been building their empires upon the backs of the poor.

The tenants of the California Hotel recently responded to threats of forced relocation by refusing to move after receiving a threatening notice stating that the hotel they reside in may shut down after July 15. In further response to threats of having their gas, water and electricity turned off at the hotel, the tenants responded by filing a .5 million lawsuit against Oakland Community Housing, Inc., John Stewart Company, CaHon Associates, Charles Folwkes, Greg Hyson, and Laura Sanborn. The tenants are being represented by attorneys John Murcko of Oakland, and Stephen Perelson of Mill Valley, and in recent days Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch granted a Temporary Restraining Order to keep the owners of the California Hotel from turning off the gas, water and electricity.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/17/18516962.php

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

Temporary Victory For Residents of The California Hotel

August 2, 2008

By Lynda Carson

At around 4:30 pm on July 30th, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Keller handed a victory to the residents of the historic California Hotel by granting them another 30 days before ruling on whether or not they may continue to reside in their housing. A Temporary Restraining Order that went into effect a few weeks ago to stop the owners of the California Hotel from shutting off the gas, water and electricity will continue to remain in effect at least until August 27, when the next hearing will occur to decide the fate of the poor, elderly and disabled residents of the California Hotel.

Click below for full story...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=381#more-381

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Big victory for California Hotel tenants

November 3, 2008

by Lynda Carson

Oakland - In a huge victory for the tenants of the California Hotel, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Richard Keller ruled on Oct. 29 to keep in place a temporary restraining order against Oakland Community Housing Inc. (OCHI), stopping the corrupt nonprofit housing developer from evicting the tenants or shutting off the gas, water and electricity at the historic hotel they reside in.

According to attorney John Murcko, “The judge appointed Anne Omura of the Eviction Defense Center as a trustee to operate the California Hotel for the court, with full powers to hire a management company to manage the hotel. Ms. Omura will be allowed to rent out all 150 rooms at the California Hotel, so that there will be enough of an income coming in to properly manage and maintain the building for the current 52 low-income renters still residing there after refusing to move when threatened with eviction.

“The tenants prevailed. There was no one from Oakland Community Housing appearing in court today to oppose the tenants’ needs or Judge Richard Keller’s ruling. This is a big victory for the people,” said Murcko.

Click below for full story...

http://sfbayview.com/2008/big-victory-for-california-hotel-tenants/

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Oakland red tagged buildings displace 200 residents

By Lynda Carson

Oakland - Around 200 residents from 40 to 50 families in two residential buildings near 25th Ave and Foothill BLVD were given less than a 24 hour eviction notice, and were told that they had to move by 5pm, on Tuesday August 25.

The City of Oakland red tagged and condemned their residential buildings on Tuesday for major code violations that were discovered after a fire occurred in one of the buildings on Monday August 24. The owner (slumlord) of the two residential buildings passed away, and the City is trying to determine who currently owns the property.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/08/26/18619704.php

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Oakland Community Housing Inc. OCHI Investigation Update

[[[An Oakland CEDA Report reveals that the non profit housing organization known as East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) was deeply involved in the scheme to displace the tenants from the California Hotel last summer. An injunction filed during early summer of 2008 to stop the owners of the California Hotel from evicting their tenants and shutting off their utilities stopped the scheme to displace the tenants and transfer the California Hotel to EBALDC!]]]

Oakland - On March 31, 2009 a petition with over 500 signatures was delivered to Oakland's City Council demanding an investigation into Oakland Community Housing, INC (OCHI).

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608400.php



Struggles Over Poverty Programs, Public Housing, Affordable Housing & the Section 8 Voucher Program



Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing

By Lynda Carson -- January 1, 2010

Berkeley -- The plan to sell off Berkeley's 75 public housing units is harmful to Berkeley's poor, elderly, and disabled population that fail to qualify for the Section 8 program, or meet the minimum income requirements to reside in so-called affordable housing units owned and operated by local non profit housing developers.

Recently the public housing residents of Berkeley received a shocking notice dated October 27, 2009 announcing that the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) is preparing to convert their public housing units into privately owned housing subsidized by Section 8 voucher rental assistance, and that their housing would be transferred to a local non profit housing developer.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/01/02/18634048.php

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Oakland settles lawsuit against the Oakland Housing Authority

By Lynda Carson October, 20 2008

Oakland -- Around October 16, a settlement agreement was reached between the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) and the Oakland City Attorney's Office regarding a February 15, 2007 lawsuit, charging that 1,615 apartment units at 254 public housing sites were cited for code violations and unsafe living conditions.

In the settlement, the OHA agreed to respond to complaints within two business days, and agreed to inspect problem sites on a weekly basis. The OHA owns over 3,300 apartments, and is one of Oakland's largest landlords.

In addition, as recent as September 22, during a late night session in the crowded meeting room of the Oakland Housing Authority Commissioners Board Meeting, the OHA board members voted and unanimously passed the relocation plans for 3,885 low-income mostly African-American renters from Oakland's public housing.

In a separate vote that same evening, the OHA board members voted and passed the disposition plan, with one abstension and one board member missing. The vote allows the OHA to move forward on a plan to file an application with Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requesting permission to dispose of 1,615 public housing units to sell off to an unnamed affiliate of the OHA.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/10/20/18545574.php

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Oakland Housing Authority commits another ,000,000

to Tassafaronga Village demolition proposal

By Lynda Carson

Oakland -- A September 18, 2007 Oakland Housing

Authority (OHA) memorandum has been submitted to it's

board members in an effort to commit an additional

,000,000 of OHA housing funds to the Tassafaronga

Village demolition proposal.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/04/18451665.php

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Wrongful mass eviction case settled by Oakland Housing Authority

A case of fraud & corruption in the OHA reaches conclusion

By Lynda Carson August 11, 2007

Oakland, CA - After 34 families were falsely accused of being unlawful occupants (squatters), and paying bribes to a housing authority clerk to obtain their public housing units, tenants at Lockwood Gardens public housing complex can rest a little easier since the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) dropped all attempts to evict, and recently negotiated settlements for all of those cleared of any wrong doing.

The Lockwood Gardens mass eviction case began in early 2006, after a partial investigation into corruption taking place at the OHA's East District Office, led to events in which 34 families faced eviction after being falsely accused of wrong doing to obtain their housing units.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/08/11/18440159.php

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Mass Firings At Berkeley Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson May 22, 2007

Berkeley -- Problems at the Berkeley Housing Authority are so severe that city officials reached the conclusion that it cannot be properly managed by the city, and that the employees at the BHA need to be fired and replaced.

On May 22, a resolution will be voted upon by the BHA Board Members to fire the employees at the BHA.

As recent as last April, Housing Urban Development (HUD) listed the BHA's public housing program which is being operated by Affordable Housing Associates, in "troubled status", alongside Berkeley's Section 8 program which is also listed as being troubled for failing it's past SEMAP reports during the past 5 years.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/05/22/18419539.php

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Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters

By Lynda Carson October 22, 2006

Oakland CA - A developer's recent glossy sales brochure paints the Coliseum Gardens housing development in East Oakland as being the next best thing, since chocolate milk. Being hailed as the most comprehensive development to date for one of Oakland's largest nonprofit housing developers, an indepth look beyond the hype and propaganda being used to measure the success of the project reveals that only 4 out of the 178 low-income families displaced by the development, actually managed to return to the newly rebuilt housing complex that was recently christened as Lion Creek Crossings.

Documents reveal that as an effort to reduce violence and drug trafficking within and around the Coliseum and Lockwood communities of Oakland, the HOPE VI program enabled the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) to use nearly million in federal funding as a major Police Action designed to displace Oakland's low-income communities from the above mentioned locations.

These projects are only a small part of what is known as the Oakland Coliseum Redevelopment Area, which is approximately 11 square miles in size, extending from 22nd Ave., all the way to the San Leandro City limits, and is located between E. 14th St., and the Oakland Estuary/Airport.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/10/22/18322530.php

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Judge Refuses To Evict Families At OHA's Lockwood Gardens

Oakland Housing Authority Still Treats Public Housing Tenants Like Criminals

By Lynda Carson September 24, 2006

On Thursday September 21, Winifred Y. Smith, Judge of the Superior Court in Alameda County, rebuffed the on-going attempts by the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) to evict around 20 families from their public housing units at Lockwood Gardens, a Hope Vl project in Oakland.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/09/25/18313666.php

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Court Blocks Eviction/s (34 families) At Lockwood Gardens In Oakland

By Lynda Carson

September 14, 2006

Oakland Housing Authority's (OHA) eviction case against 34 families who were accused of being Unlawful Occupants while residing at Lockwood Gardens, is about to crumble.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/09/14/18311739.php

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Oakland Public Housing Tenants Exonerated

By Lynda Carson July 14, 2006

A case of fraud and corruption in the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) took a new turn during the week of July 10, after Carolyn Wilson a former employee of the OHA who was arrested on July 6, and charged with 65 felony counts, declared that the 34 families facing eviction at Oakland's Lockwood Gardens were not aware of any wrong doing or irregularities while moving into their housing units.

From St. Tammany Parish Jail, Lousiana; "I want people to know that the 34 families facing eviction by the Oakland Housing Authority at Lockwood Gardens were not aware of any wrong doing on their part, while moving into their public housing units," said Carolyn Wilson.

Wilson was arrested in Covington, LA., while working at a service company called Protocol, by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department. "The Police came into our company and contacted the manager, and then they called Ms. Wilson away from her desk and arrested her," said Protocol's Human Resource Director, Courtney Toledo.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/15/18288225.php

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Investigation Of Oakland Housing Authority Underway

Search Warrant Seeks OHA Computer

By Lynda Carson June 16, 2005

An investigation into the corruption at the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) continues to shed light on the activities that have been taking place at the OHA's East District Office, which led to events in which 34 families have been facing eviction from their public housing units at Lockwood Gardens, a Hope Vl project.

A Search Warrant Affadavit filed in Alameda County on May 10 2006, seeks permission of the courts for the seizure of electronic computer property from the Oakland Housing Authority between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 10:P.M., pursuant to Section 1536 of the Penal Code, signed by Magistrate J.W. Horner, a Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/06/16/18281001.php

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A Nightmare At Hope Vl Project

Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing

By Lynda Carson April 26, 2006

Nearly 30 families face mass eviction by the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) from their public housing units on 65th Ave at Lockwood Gardens, a Hope Vl Project.

The Oakland Housing Authority is claiming that 29 families facing eviction from Lockwood Gardens, are Unlawful Occupants (squatters) who have illegally gained possesion of the housing units, and the OHA has served them 30 Day Forcible Detainer eviction notices in an effort to remove them.

On Friday April 28, the first 3 cases out of 29 eviction cases or more, landed in Alameda County Superior Court. Oakland's Eviction Defense Center has teamed up with Bob Salinas of Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, to file a Demurer in defense of the first 3 families facing Forcible Detainer eviction notices, by Oakland's public housing officials at Lockwood Gardens.

Lockwood Gardens has 372 units, is part of a revitalization project of east Oakland's public housing properties, and a partial recipient of ,510,020 in grant funding from the Hope Vl program. The revitalization funds were divided between 3 public housing projects in 1994 and 1996, and renovations have since then taken place to demolish and rebuild the 3 locations into modern housing units, in Oakland's blighted east side neighborhoods.

The East Bay Community Law Center is also representing a number of the families facing eviction and those cases will head to court at a later date.

Currently, out of the 29 families facing eviction, the Eviction Defense Center (EDC) is representing 9 families in court, and the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is representing 12 families. One family has already been frightened into moving away from their public housing unit by the OHA, and that leaves a total of 21 families out of 29 facing eviction that have legal representation to defend their housing. No one seems to know if the remaining 7 families facing eviction have moved away or are seeking legal representation else where.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/04/26/18179991.php

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Housing Authority Abuses Citizenship Question

The Right Hand Of Darkness Interrorgates The Poor

By Lynda Carson February 1, 2006

Oakland CA -- Oakland's poor have been targeted by the Oakland Housing Authority for a massive investigation that uses unlawful practices which are violating federal law.

Housing officials have been threatening to evict it's tenants from public housing and the Section 8 program if they fail to participate in the latest in interrogation techniques, being administered by the Oakland Housing Authority.

The Oakland Housing Authority owns or provides rental assistance for around 14,450 units, many of those filled with families.

Among other things, tenants are being forced to prove their citizenship, even though many have been in the housing programs for years and were born in this country. This is being done, despite HUD's "ONE TIME" verification policy, and in spite of the housing authorities own Administrative Plan under the section known as the "FREQUENCY OF OBTAINING VERIFICATION."

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/02/01/17995821.php

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Richmond Courts Unfair To The Poor

Eviction Defense Center Speaks Out

By Lynda Carson December 19, 2005

The people of Richmond CA., want to believe that their constitutional rights are upheld by the role of the courts, including the right of poor people to have access to a jury trial.

Instead, low-income tenants have found that their constitutional rights are being trampled upon in the Richmond courts, and people have united to speak out against such injustices.

Queen Jackson, a tenant defending her own eviction case, is not the first person to feel like she was taken for a ride by the courts of Richmond, after the judge stripped her of her right to a jury trial when it became apparrent that she was representing herself.

"I walked out of that courtroom feeling so small", said Queen Jackson. "I felt like the judge and the lawyer evicting me were friends. The whole thing was so unfair, but it happened so fast, and I did'nt know what to say. They really took advantage of me."

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/12/19/17917771.php

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Tenants sue non-profit over infestations

Historic landmark hotel overun with rats and bed bugs

By Lynda Carson August 5, 2005

Oakland - Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite, has been an old saying, as far as saying's go, but some Oakland tenants have learned that this is more than just an old fable or mere folklore that has been passed down through the years.

"I've heard the old saying about bed bugs since I was a child, but I never knew they were real until moving here," said 47 year old Frank Benavidez. "The bed bugs are drinking my blood and eating me alive."

On Tuesday August 2 2005, 43 residential tenants of the historic landmark California Hotel in Oakland, filed a lawsuit at the Alameda County Superior Court House against Oakland Community Housing Inc, (OCHI), a non-profit housing developer.

Mostly occupied by elderly disabled African-Americans, each of the 43 tenants listed in the lawsuit are seeking ,000 in damages over rat infestations, bed bugs, cock roaches and other health and safety issues.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/08/05/17578851.php

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Oakland Renters File Discrimination Suit

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Sunday Sep 9th, 2001 1:44 AM

In Jerry Browns Lawless Town Of Land Lords, The Victims Cry Out For Justice.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/09/09/1037841.php

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Breaking Story: Oakland Housing Authority loses appeal in mass eviction case

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday Feb 11th, 2007 6:56 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/02/11/18361442.php

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Judge Grants TRO To California Hotel Tenants To Stop Shutoff Of Utilities

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Jul 11th, 2008 6:38 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/11/18515378.php

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News Flash: OCHI non profit mass eviction scheme

July 8, 2008

Oakland non profit organization is sued for .5 million

Oakland -- Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI), an Oakland non profit housing organization was sued as recently as July 3 for .5 million in damages, for it's alleged involvement in the abuse of it's low-income tenants at the California Hotel, by forcing the tenants to live in slum-like conditions.

The suit also seeks a court injunction to stop the unlawful attempt by OCHI to force 75 tenants out of their housing at the California Hotel.

OCHI, their partners CaHon Associates, Inc., the John Stewart Company, and Greg Hyson the Vice President of the Telesis Corporation in Washington DC, are listed as defendants in the lawsuit among others.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/08/18514487.php

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News Flash:Lakireddy Bali Reddy Prison Release - Prakash Reddy in VIOLATION

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Saturday May 3rd, 2008 8:18 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/05/03/18496749.php

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Oakland slum-lord hotel owner goes to prison for arson plot

By Lynda Carson -- August 31, 2011

Oakland - After pleading guilty on June 22 to one count of solicitation to commit arson, notorious Oakland hotel owner Richard Earl Singer, a wealthy Tiburon slum-lord millionaire, was sentenced to 27 months in prison earlier today for hiring someone to burn down his hotel. Singer was also fined ,000 and upon release from prison will be on parole for three years.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/08/31/18689205.php

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Miami "Condo King" Wants Berkeley's Public Housing

By Lynda Carson -- December 2, 2011

A billion dollar for-profit corporation with links to the White House wants to buy Berkeley's occupied 75 public housing town-homes, in a deal that may displace many of Berkeley's poor from their long-time public housing units!

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/12/02/18701570.php

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Berkeley City Council loans housing authority 0,000 to privatize public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- April 4, 2012

Berkeley -- On Tuesday evening April 3, the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) asked Berkeley's City Council for 0,000 in what are being called "predevelopment costs," to privatize and sell Berkeley's 75 public housing town-homes, to billionaire's Jorge M. Perez and Stephen M. Ross, of the Related Companies of California, LLC, (a.k.a. Berkeley 75 Housing Partners, L.P.).

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/04/04/18710753.php

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Rally to save 77 year old cancer patient from eviction

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/06/18/18651037.php

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Oakland's Marin Way Court tenants are targeted by Arroyo & Coates for displacement

By Lynda Carson -- May 25, 2011

Oakland - The tenants of Marin Way Court in Oakland have been targeted for displacement by the Arroyo & Coates real estate firm of San Francisco. David Silver is the Executive Vice President of Arroyo & Coates, and works together with Jamie Clifford, Senior Vice President, in the same real estate firm. The Marin Way Court tenants have been speaking out against the activities of David Silver, and Jamie Clifford, ever since their building was taken over recently.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/05/25/18680466.php

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Berkeley tenants and activists rally to save public housing

May 18, 2011

By Lynda Carson -- After spending a small fortune on attorneys, consultants, a strategic plan to dispose of Berkeley's 75 public housing units, relocation specialists, several meetings with tenants opposed to the sale of their public housing, and several years of planning to privatize and sell Berkeley's public housing units, only around 1 or 2 persons representing developers appeared at a Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) pre-proposal bidders conference, to express an interest in buying Berkeley's public housing units.

On the cool crisp damp morning of Wednesday, May 18, a group of public housing tenants and community activists appeared at a pre-proposal bidders conference being held downtown Berkeley in the Koret Boardroom, of the Ed Roberts Campus building, to say no to the plan to privatize Berkeley's 75 public housing units. The conference was originally designated for developers that have questions about the sale of Berkeley's 75 public housing units.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/05/18/18680009.php

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Public housing supporters anger non profit housing developers

by Lynda Carson -- June 7, 2010

Berkeley -- The rebellion against the proposals to privatize public housing in Berkeley and elsewhere has spread like wild fire, as one or more members of the East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) are waiting in the shadows to take ownership of Berkeley's 75 public housing units, if HUD approves of the privatization scheme.

Matthew Schwartz, the President of the non profit organization called California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) supports a recent proposal by HUD to privatize our nations 1.2 million public housing units that is called PETRA, and is angered by those who are supportive of public housing.

CHPC has many clients in the so-called affordable housing industry including members of EBHO that stand to profit if public housing becomes privatized, and ownership of public housing units are transferred to the so-called non profit affordable housing developers.

Once an affordable housing developer takes control of an residential building, they milk the property dry by charging excessive fees, including administrative fees, management fees, maintenance fees, professional fees, wages, salaries and employee benefits, resulting in high rents and deferred maintenance at the properties until the developer can obtain a grant, or loans to do major repairs.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/06/07/18650067.php

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Gov. Jerry Brown's budget cuts devastate the disabled, poor, sick and elderly

By Lynda Carson -- March 25, 2011

Oakland -- Oakland voters who thought they would be spared catastrophic budget cuts by voting for the Democrats and Oakland's Jerry Brown in the campaign against fascist Meg Whitman and the Republican Party, feel abandoned and have been double-crossed by the latest round of budget cuts supported by Democrats that are pulverizing the disabled, poor, sick and the elderly.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/25/18675581.php

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S.F. cops accused of perjury and illegal searches

By Lynda Carson -- March 6, 2011

San Francisco - On March 2, 2011, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced that surveillance videos from the Henry Hotel reveals that San Francisco Police Department narcotics officers falsified police reports in order to justify searching residences without warrants or consent, at the low-income residential hotel.

According to the Public Defenders Office, the damning video footage from two separate drug arrests made at the Henry Hotel, a 132 unit, 7 story low-income and homeless resource residential hotel built in 1912, stand in direct contradiction to police reports which were signed by officers under penalty of perjury.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/06/18673974.php

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Housing Authorities Prepare For Section 8 Housing Cuts

August 5, 2011 Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, South County

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=14172

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Housing authorities prepare for Section 8 housing cuts

By Lynda Carson - August 9, 2011

Click below...

http://sfbayview.com/2011/housing-authorities-prepare-for-section-8-housing-cuts/

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Housing Authorities Prepare For Section 8 Housing Cuts

by Lynda Carson -- July 30, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/30/18686504.php

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Low-income subsidized renters may have to pay higher rents

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Feb 14th, 2012 4:21 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/14/18707300.php

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Federal voucher reform bill targets the poorest of the poor for rent increases

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Jan 25th, 2012 6:03 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/25/18705629.php

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Foreclosure Sale Forces Old Tenants v.s New landlord Fight

By Lynda Carson...

Click below for front page on June 6, 2011...

http://newamericamedia.org/

or, click below...

http://newamericamedia.org/2011/06/foreclosure-sale-forces-old-tenant-vs-new-landlord-fight.php

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Oakland's Marin Way Court tenants are targeted by Arroyo & Coates for displacement

By Lynda Carson -- May 25, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/05/25/18680466.php

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Public housing profiteers plan conference to displace Berkeley's poor

By Lynda Carson -- May 12, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/05/12/18679569.php

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

Budget Cuts, and the Pathway to Homelessness

April 30, 2011

by Lynda Carson

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12527#more-12527

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Women and infant programs are attacked by Winfield's Congressman Randy Hultgren

By Lynda Carson -- April 20, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/04/20/18677618.php

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Wheaton Congressman votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans, and the poor

By Lynda Carson -- April 17, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/04/17/18677394.php

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OHA considers mass evictions at public housing sites

1,463 units may face demolition or dispossession from OHA's housing stock

By Lynda Carson October 6, 2007

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/07/18452557.php

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Superior Court Blocks Public Housing Evictions

by Lynda Carson

In a stunning reversal of numerous unlawful evictions,
during the week of May 15, Superior Court Judge
Winifred Y. Smith issued 2 rulings that blocked the
evictions of Oakland's public housing tenants from
Lockwood Gardens, a Hope Vl project.

http://poormagazine.org/node/1722

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Section 8 voucher opt out court decision favors renters

By Lynda Carson -- April 16, 2012

Oakland -- The word has spread quickly during the past few days throughout the East Bay Tenant's Bar Association, the San Francisco Tenant's Bar Association, the Eviction Defense Center in Oakland, Legal Aid of Alameda County, and the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, that the higher courts of California recognize that Section 8 renters are protected by local just cause ordinances, when landlords try to opt out of the Section 8 voucher program.

On April 12, 2012, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County ruled that Section 8 renters in the City of Los Angeles are protected by just cause eviction protections when landlords attempt to opt out of the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program). Landlords may not opt out of the Section 8 voucher program in eviction control jurisdictions, for the wrong reasons.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/04/16/18711454.php

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Section 8 Tenants can Remain When Owners Opt out of Program

By Lynda Carson -- February 28, 2011

In a Feb. 25, 2011 ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Section 8 project-based tenants are allowed to remain in their rental units at the Park Village Apartments in Oakland at 3761 Park BLVD Way, as long as they keep paying their current share of rent.

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2011-03-02/article/37419?headline=Section-8-Tenants-can-Remain-When-Owners-Opt-out-of-Program--By-Lynda-Carson

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

Section 8 Tenants Can Remain When Owners Opt Out Of Program

By Lynda Carson - March 17, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12127

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Public Housing And Voucher Programs At Risk



By Lynda Carson Febuary 4, 2004

The Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) is feeling the pinch of cost cutting measures being proposed by the Bush Administration for fiscal year 2005, in addition to internal audit problems occurring at HUD during recent years that resulted in .6 billion dollars that could not be accounted for. Critics have been asking "wheres the money," and as of yet the question has not been resolved. See; http://www.whereisthemoney.org/hotseat/melmartinez.htm

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/02/04/16694661.php

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Section 8 landlords sue cops for civil rights violations

June 5, 2009

A family of Section 8 landlords, Riaz, Maryam and Mark Patras of Antioch, who have rented several homes to Section 8 families, are suing the City of Antioch and five members of its Police Department in federal court for civil rights violations, including loss of rental income, emotional distress, humiliation and loss of privacy. They are also alleging that the police department’s Community Action Team (CAT) used rough and illegal tactics to force the landlords to evict their Section 8 tenants, all of whom are African-American.

http://sfbayview.com/2009/section-8-landlords-sue-cops-for-civil-rights-violations/

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(San Francisco Bay View Newspaper)

Oakland Housing Authority to privatize half its public housing

[[[Oakland may end up losing ,717,140 per year in federal funding if HUD grants it permission to dispose of the 1,615 public housing units, which may result in the displacement of 1,554 low-income families from Oakland’s public housing. Those families include 3,885 poor people – mostly children, young mothers, the aged, disabled and infirm.]]]

October 24, 2008 article by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/oakland-housing-authority-to-privatize-half-its-public-housing/

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NCPCs (SNITCHES) Are Behind Oakland Housing Authority Lawsuit

By Lynda Carson

March 1, 2007

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/01/18370650.php

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HUD approves Berkeley's public housing disposition scheme

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/05/18668388.php

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Hope VI Project Double Crosses Oakland Renters

by Lynda Carson/Indy Media News Wire - Tue 24 Oct 2006

[[[Since 1994, Oakland officials and the Federal Government have targeted Oakland's poor with nearly million in federal funding through the Hope VI program, in an effort to displace the low-income communities from such housing projects known as Lockwood Gardens, Chestnut Court, Westwood Gardens, and the Coliseum Gardens. The above mentioned funds do not include all the other funding sources that have been used to dump the poor from their public housing units, in the name of the Hope VI program.]]]

Click below...

http://poormagazine.org/node/1754

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Section 8 funding crisis

by Lynda Carson -- SF Bay View Newspaper -- September 9, 2009

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/section-8-funding-crisis/

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Democrats sell out California’s poor, elderly and disabled in budget deal

July 28, 2009 by Lynda Carson



http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/democrats-sell-out-california’s-poor-elderly-and-disabled-in-budget-deal/

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Section 8 landlords sue cops for civil rights violations

June 5, 2009 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/section-8-landlords-sue-cops-for-civil-rights-violations/

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Housing renovation funds may displace hundreds of families

March 7, 2009 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/housing-renovation-funds-may-displace-hundreds-of-families/

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Oakland declares 120-day delay in utility shut-offs

December 24, 2008 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/oakland-declares-120-day-delay-in-utility-shut-offs/

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Nonprofit housers mourn the demise of redevelopment agencies

January 11, 2012

By Lynda carson...

Click below...

So-called nonprofit affordable housing developers promote their projects as being beneficial to the poor while seeking subsidies from redevelopment agencies for their projects, when in reality their projects discriminate against the poor with minimum income requirements.

Click below...

http://sfbayview.com/2012/nonprofit-housers-mourn-demise-of-redevelopment-agencies/

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(Street Spirit Newspaper - 30,000 distribution)

Berkeley City Council Moves to Privatize Public Housing

By Lynda Carson -- April 8, 2012

Click below...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/berkeley-city-council-moves-to-privatize-public-housing/

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(Occupy Oakland)

Berkeley Loans 0K to Privatize Public Housing

Posted on 06 April 2012 by @kevin_seal

By Lynda Carson...

http://hellaoccupyoakland.org/berkeley-loans-300k-to-privatize-public-housing/

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

New: Housing Authority Asks Berkeley City Council for 0,000 to Privatize 75 Public Housing Units - Vote at Tuesday Meeting.

By Lynda Carson

Sunday April 1, 2012

Click below for story...

http://tinyurl.com/7tea4bv

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(Poor Magazine)

Berkeley Housing Authority agrees to force families from their public housing

By Lynda Carson -- Posted March 21, 2012

Click below...

http://poormagazine.org/node/4349



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City Council loans Berkeley Housing Authority 0,000 to privatize public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- April 4, 2012

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2012/04/252276.php

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

New: Housing Authority Asks Berkeley City Council for 0,000 to Privatize 75 Public Housing Units - Vote at Tuesday Meeting.

By Lynda Carson

Sunday April 1, 2012

Click below for story...

http://tinyurl.com/7tea4bv

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BHA needs 0,000 to privatize Berkeley's 75 public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- March 30, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/30/18710442.php

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Berkeley Housing Authority agrees to force families from their public housing

By Lynda Carson -- March 18, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/18/18709573.php

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Berkeley's public housing tenants are being pressured to move

By Lynda Carson -- March 15, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/15/18709345.php

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Oaklands Section 8 Kickback Investigation Re-Opened.

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Dec 20th, 2000 6:19 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2000/12/20/11551.php



Eviction Struggles & The War Against The Poor





(Pro-Tenant Attorneys Celebrate Anniversary)

Eviction Defense Center Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

by Lynda Carson 01/26/04

Soon, Anne Omura arrived with her husband Whitty, and warm cheers arose from the group of friends that cherished the moment as the excitement of the evening grew. Some red wine and plates of delicious food were quickly passed around as the gentle smiles of warmth and friendship were plentiful throughout the evening. Ira Jacobowitz, one of the founders of the EDC, excitedly gave a brief history of how the EDC came about and he focused on how dedicated Anne Omura has been to the cause during the past seven years while she has been the director of the EDC.

Attorney John Murcko helped to organize the celebration, and proudly was the one to offer Anne Omura a beautiful Community Service Award on behalf of the East Bay Tenants Bar Association which said; To Anne Tamiko Omura, Director of the Eviction Defense Center, For Outstanding Representation of Tenants in Alameda and Contra Costa County.

A toast of cheers arose as a smiling Anne Omura graciously accepted the service award as she warmly gazed upon the crowd of friends and co-workers during that precious moment as they recognized her hard work and dedication in keeping the EDC on track in it's defense of those in need. A truely wonderful moment of the spirit of humanity. 

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/01/28/16689831.php

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(Mayor Brown Attacks Commissioner Andrew Wolff)

Politics Shut Down Oaklands Rent Arbitration Program

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Friday Jul 27th, 2001 9:41 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/07/27/1024521.php

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(Tenants rally for Commissioner Andrew Wolff)

Oakland Renters Rally To Save Rent Board

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Saturday Aug 25th, 2001 3:14 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/08/25/1033841.php

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(Dismissed Commissioner Fights Back)

Wrongfully Dismissed Rent Board Commissioner Sues Mayor Jerry Brown

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Friday Aug 17th, 2001 11:42 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/08/17/1031801.php

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Oakland Tenants Movement In A Crisis Over Task Force Deal

By Lynda Carson 10/23/01

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/10/23/1072411.php

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Miami Profiteers Abuse Alameda Renters

Minorities Being Run Out Of Alameda

By Lynda Carson August 21, 2004

Protests at Alameda City Hall are becoming a normal ritual lately because so many low-income families are being threatened with forced relocation due to a lack of fair housing laws that could be used to protect them.

A large segment of poor and minority families in Alameda have been taking a beating this past month from a Miami based corporation that is evicting a minimum of 1,200 people from their housing units in the City of Alameda.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/08/21/16925641.php

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Oakland Officials Serve Mass Eviction Notice To Priest

By Lynda Carson March 16, 2004

Oakland Ca--On March 15, the day before the vote for the Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO) is to take place at Oakland City Hall, hysterical Oakland Officials pulled a fast one and served an Eviction Notice intended to displace at least 30 residents of St. Patricks Abbey Housing Program at 3700 E. 12th Street, in East Oakland.

Father Donald Weeks of the Abbey stated that he believes that the mass eviction was a political move by Oakland Officials attempting to chase away a former prison inmate by name of Carey Verse who has been labeled as a sexual predator. Verse only days ago moved into the Abbey. Weeks expressed anger that the recent mob assault at the St. Patricks Abbey Housing Program whipped up by City Officials had also resulted in someone snipping their phone lines and cutting off their communications with the outside world.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/03/16/16736771.php

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A Case Of Poor Judgement

By Lynda Carson 11/24/03

The fact that 2,500 people recently signed a petition in opposition to a local judge, it clearly appears to demonstrate that free speech is alive and well in Oakland. No matter how hard the so-called ruling class tries to frighten people into silence or ignore their demands, the people figure out another way to resist the corrupting influences of the corporate empire which is dominating the political process against the the best wishes of the will of the people in this great nation.

On October 15 2003, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Harry R. Sheppard wrapped up a five page letter proclaiming that Judge James Richman is not biased against tenants, and soon had copies rushed off to Judge Richman, Assistant Presiding Judge Barbara Miller, Oakland Committee For Judicial Fairness, Eviction Defense Center, Oakland Tenants Union, and pro-tenant attorney John Murcko.

The letter was in response to a petition signed by 2,500 people requesting the transfer of Judge Richman out of law and motion because they believed that the Judge has been biased in favor of landlords during landlord/tenant cases. The petition was delivered to Judge Sheppard on August 20, 2003 after a coalition of tenants, activists, and attorneys held a press conference in front of the Alameda County Courthouse.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/11/24/16613691.php

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Tenants Seek Removal Of Superior Court Judge

By Lynda Carson August 26, 2003

On Wednesday morning August 20 2003, a coalition of tenants, activists, and attorney's held a press conference in front of the Alameda County Courthouse to say that they want Alameda County Superior Court Judge James Richman transferred out of Department 31.

The coalition immediately turned in a petition containing more than 2,500 signatures from renters and activists that want the judge removed, and presented the petition/signatures to Presiding Judge Harry Sheppard of Department 1, in the County Courthouse. Judge Sheppard stated that he will review the matter.

Activists charge that Judge Richman is the only judge that generally hears north county law and motion, and that the tenants day in court is often denied them because Judge Richman is biased in favor of the landlords.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/08/26/16379241.php

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Jerry Browns Crusade Against Oakland Artists

Local Artists Under Attack Are Fighting Back

By Lynda Carson June 21, 2003

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown displaced a small number of Oakland artists from the loft he moved into when first moving into town a few years back and his crusade against local artists continues to fuel community anger and distrust.

The artists and residents of the Alice Arts Center charge that; last year alone, Mayor Jerry Brown spent .5 million of taxpayer dollars to renovate the basement of the Alice Arts Center to create a home for his private charter school known as the School for the Arts at the expense of the artists and residents already occupying the same location.

The Mayor is the chair person of the School for the Arts, and had many different locations to choose from in Oakland to set up his charter school in. After years of hard work by local artists making a huge success out of the Alice Arts Center, the Mayor decided to flex his muscle and he placed his own school into the heart of all the existing programs now being disrupted at the center.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/06/22/16214721.php

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Chinatown Evictions Disrupting Elderly Community

By Lynda Carson June 19, 2003

Oakland CA-Mass evictions occuring in Oaklands Chinatown have disrupted the lives of an elderly community of retired residents at the Pacific Renaissance Plaza, many of whom are disabled and feeling traumatized by the 90 Day Eviction Notice's.

On April 16 2003, eviction notices were handed out to the elderly tenants of 50 rental units of affordable housing near 9th and Webster streets downtown Oakland. The tenants were given until July 31, 2003 to vacate the premises or face unlawful detainer law suits. The housing units occupied by the evictee's are slated to be renovated and sold off as market-rate condos after the evictions take place.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/06/19/16207441.php

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Mayor Browns 10 K Plan Under Fire

By Lynda Carson 05/11/03

Oakland CA--In a show of force to challenge Forest City Enterprises and the proposed Uptown Project of Mayor Jerry Brown, nearly 47 people filled out speaker cards for the May 6, 2003 Oakland City Council Meeting to line up in support of the Coalition for Work Force Housing plans to build affordable housing. No Representatives of Forest City Enterprises were on hand to answer any questions posed by the speakers or Council Members as the evening wore on.

As a result of the evenings speakers efforts to sway the council vote, the City of Oakland will continue in it's efforts to negotiate with Forest City Enterprises over the proposed Uptown Project and the council will focus on aspects of the affordable housing proposals by the Coalition for Work Force Housing, a proposed condo lot, and the proposed housing for UC Berkeley students.

Starting out with Lynette Lee of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, speaker after speaker imploringly sought the councils support as they expressed their passion over this issue. In an attempt to convince the council members to get a grip on this Uptown Project, each speaker supported efforts to stretch what may be a million subsidy to the developer as far as possible by including the plan of the Coalition for Work Force Housing into passage of the final deal.

Homeless people showed up to speak out, as well as Michael Diehl of B.O.S.S., who was wearing a lovely black Top Hat sporting a white feather neatly tucked into it's band, along with Alex Salazar of Pyatok Associates, Adam Gold of Just Cause Oakland, Sean Herron of the East Bay Housing Organizations, and many others.

Their message was on target, very focused and most speakers Tuesday night did not specificaly support or reject the Uptown Project as is, but remained focused in getting out their message of support for the Coalition for Work Force Housing plans to be incorporated into the final passage of the Uptown Project master plan.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/05/11/16100251.php

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Protecting The Tenants From Homelessness

The Eviction Defense Center -- A Champion Of Low-Income Renters

By Lynda Carson 2/26/03

Oakland Ca-Oaklands Eviction Defense Center is a non-profit law firm that continues to champion the rights of the low-income renters, and continues to receive the respect and recognition of a grateful community.

Located downtown Oakland, at 1611 Telegraph Ave, Suite 726, the Eviction Defense Center (EDC) has become what many believe to be the best law firm in the country and northern California. It has been a success since they first opened their doors back in February of 1995, when tenants started to line up out in the hallways seeking legal representation to fight their evictions. The EDC case load quickly rose to 800 cases per year, and presently the EDC takes on more than 1400 eviction cases annually.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/02/26/15782271.php

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County Clinic Closures Hurt The Poor

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Aug 13th, 2003 5:56 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/08/13/16346961.php

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2 Year Moratorium On Rent Increases Is A Total Fraud

By Lynda Carson 8/15/01

Oakland, Ca-Oaklands much publicized ballyhoo over it's famed 2 Year Moratorium On Rent Increases after certain types of evictions is a total fraud.

According to recently obtained Task Force documents, a Task Force Report

dated May 24, 2001 states; that Ordinance 822, including the"24 -month moratorium" has never been enforced, and as written, is probably unenforceable.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/08/15/1030771.php

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Oaklanders Support Wilson Riles Jr. For Mayor

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday May 23rd, 2001 12:58 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/05/23/1007221.php

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(Protest Against Jerry Brown)

A Sign Of The Times

By Lynda Carson 12/9/01

In a 0,000 stunt that raised the eyebrows of local residents and the media, Oakland's Mayor Jerry Brown got caught up into the crossfire of protester's during a choreographed staged event to highlight the re-lighting of the Oakland Fox Theater marquee and blade sign for a November 29th event downtown Oakland. Oakland spent over 0,000 on the theater sign despite budget shortfalls. Numerous political celebrities, and their backers were being featured as speakers, along with musicians, a choir, and the whole gang was dressed in 1920’s period costume. All were here to celebrate the spending of 0,000 for a sign of the times, and the event was MC’d by Dennis Richmond who shook hands with the demonstrators before they disrupted the rest of that evenings affair.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/12/09/1117661.php

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A Crisis At St. Parick's Abbey

By Lynda Carson April 2, 2004

Oakland CA-Father Donald Weeks of St. Patrick's Abbey was arraigned at 2pm today at Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland on 24 counts of child molestation between the years of 1994 through 1996. Weeks is scheduled for another court appearance for 11am on April 7.

Weeks was transferred from Kaiser Hospital to Alameda County Santa Rita Jail after having 2 heart attacks since his arrest last Tuesday March 30, by the Oakland Police Department (OPD).

There was no mention of any charges being pressed against Weeks for possession of crack cocaine or a crack pipe, despite the original allegations made by the OPD.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/04/02/16760101.php?show_comments=1

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Oakland Officials Hound Priest Of St.Patrick's Abbey

by Lynda Carson March 30, 2004

Oakland CA-On March 30 2004, Oakland Police Department Lt. Mike Yowell publicly assured the media that the people of Oakland are much safer now that Father Donald Weeks is safely behind bars where he belongs.

Weeks is being charged with unlawful sexual activities and sexual assualt.

After a surprise 11am raid upon St. Patricks Abbey, Lt. Yowell threw the book at Weeks and claimed that they found some pornographic videos and what appeared to be suspected narcotics at St. Patricks Abbey.

Weeks who is in his mid 60's and suffers from diabetes was hospitalized at Oakland's Highland Hospital shortly after being charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of unlawful sexual activitity which allegedly occurred 8 years ago or more with a male minor.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/03/31/16757611.php?show_comments=1

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Oakland Mayor Sued By Alice Arts Center Residents

By Lynda Carson October 22, 2003

An inspiration to the poor and oppressed across the City of Oakland, on October 15, 2003, thirteen residents of Oaklands famed Alice Arts Center (AAC) filed seperate individual small claims actions against Mayor Jerry Brown, and the City of Oakland. In addition, three or more residents of the arts center are expected to have also joined in to file suit against the mayor by the time this story reaches publication.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/10/23/16549901.php

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Local Renters Oppose End To Rent Cap

By Lynda Carson 11/22/01

Oakland,Ca-Opposition to the Dick Spee's-Rent Board Task Force deal to replace the annual 3% cap on rents in Oakland landed upon the steps of Oakland City Hall the evening (Wed Nov 21) before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Nearly 30 people joined in prayer, and opposition to the deal between the landlords and the Oakland Tenants Union meant to raise the rents and speed up rent increases through the Task Force proposals. Activists and renters, intend to get the word out to pack the Oakland City Hall Council meeting's upon December 11th & 18th, 2001, to oppose the Task Force deal.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/11/23/1102331.php

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Oakland Renters Win Anti-Eviction Struggle

by Lynda Carson 1/18/03

Oakland, Ca--On December 26, 2002, in a stunning courtroom verdict reversal, sixty seven Oakland renters have been spared from the eviction for profit system that had them slated for removal from their apartment building in Oaklands Fruitvale District as soon as January 1st, 2003.

In what court watchers and activists hail as a victory for the largest group of tenants facing mass expulsion and homelessness during the history of Oakland, members of 47 families won a repreive after a long drawn out court case involving eviction notices being served to 21 units of the Crandall Apartment Building in Oaklands East Side have been set aside.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/01/19/15621981.php

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Oakland Renters Targeted As Being A Nuisance

By Lynda Carson Febuary 12, 2004

In a bizzare twist to Oakland's war on the renters, the City of Oakland is attempting to grant itself the power to evict individual renters that it deems to be a nuisance. A power grab to evict them from their rental housing, condominium rentals and commercial rental properties across the City.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/02/13/16702111.php

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Oakland Council Gives Cover To Wrongful Evictions

By Lynda Carson Febuary 19, 2004

In a bizarre twist to Oakland's war on the renters, the City of Oakland moved to ensure that landlords have little to fear from conducting wrongful evictions if they cooperate with a new proposed nuisance eviction program being set up by the City of Oakland.

On Febuary 17 2004, the Oakland City Council voted to introduce a Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO), which requires landlords to evict anyone that the City deems to be a nuisance within the City of Oakland. Final passage of the ordinance, is scheduled for another vote on March 2.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/02/19/16708621.php

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Oakland Proposes A 2 Tiered Eviction System

by By Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Tuesday Mar 20th, 2001 9:47 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/03/20/22611.php

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Oaklands 2 Tiered Eviction Proposal Gets Sidetracked

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Tuesday Mar 27th, 2001 6:34 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/03/27/23621.php

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Thousands At Risk Of Eviction Over Energy Price Tag

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Friday Feb 9th, 2001 8:50 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/02/09/17441.php

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Oaklands new rent program proposal being questioned

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Monday Jul 2nd, 2001 6:25 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/07/02/1015121.php

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Oakland Landlord Blatantly Defies Measure EE

By Lynda Carson 5/20/03

Oakland CA-Despite the passage of Oaklands new rent law Measure EE which went into effect on December 27, 2003, some landlords choose to blatantly defy aspects of the ordinance no matter how well informed they may be, or pretend to be.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/05/20/16122271.php

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Oakland Council Member Underfire By Allegations Of Election Code Violations.

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Tuesday Jan 2nd, 2001 5:04 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/01/02/12531.php

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(Kids Speak Out Against Cops)

Gulag's For Children

By Lynda Carson--June 20, 2001

Oakland Ca--Like a scene from the Twilight Zone, we'll be back, we'll be back, screamed the kids being removed from Oaklands City Council Chambers this past Tuesday night, June 19, 2001. Oakland's City Council passed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Oakland and the Oakland Unified School District whereby Oakland's Police Department (OPD) will assume policing duties in Oakland's Public Schools. It was further revealed that interrogation rooms shall be established in the schools for the Oakland Police Department to operate from, when questioning the children. Scores of children held their ground during the Council Meeting taking their turn's at the podium with tales of woe regarding their experiences with the Oakland Police Department in an effort to get beyond the deaf ears of Council Members that were hellbent on passing the MOU.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/06/21/1012671.php

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Support Locked-Out Tenants for April 26 Demonstration!

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Tuesday Apr 24th, 2001 2:14 AM

Deputy Attorney General sued by his tenants for

retaliatory lock-out and defective conditions!

Tenants from three units were locked out of their apartments by their landlord, Jerry Curtis, a California Deputy Attorney General after their Oakland Apartments flood with rainwater! Most of their possessions were lost as a result of the water damage from a defective roof that needed repairs. The roof was partially blown off by the wind, and the rainstorm followed. The lock-out occured after the three victims interviews of desperation were aired in a local televised news cast, and the lock-out was deemed as retaliatory. The tenants now fight back!

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/04/24/1000881.php

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Oaklands 2 Year Moratorium On Rent Increases Out Of Control

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Thursday Jan 4th, 2001 5:47 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/01/04/12651.php

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Tenant Victory In Oakland Discrimination Suit

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Monday Jul 30th, 2001 1:23 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/07/30/1025811.php

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(Early Battle Over Eviction Protections)

Oakland Votes Down Just Cause Evictions Measure-Again

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Apr 11th, 2001 1:17 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/04/11/25961.php

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Blacklisted By The System

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Jan 31st, 2001 2:50 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/01/31/16101.php

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(Attack on rent control)

Oakland City Council Promotes Forced Relocation Policy

By Lynda Carson October 25, 2003

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/10/26/16554081.php

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New Figures Offer Grim Picture Of Housing Crisis

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Oct 3rd, 2001 5:42 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/10/03/1052971.php

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Housing Project For The Disabled Back On Track

By Lynda Carson June 22, 2003

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/06/23/16215281.php

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Victory At The Alice Arts Center

By Lynda Carson April 17, 2004

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/04/17/16776941.php

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Free Market Leaves Pain Patients At Risk

By Lynda Carson 8/18/02

Oakland Ca-On August 1, 2002 more than a dozen recently dumped pain patients of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center appeared in front of Oakland City Hall for a rally and Hearing regarding the Pain Clinic closure at Summit Hospital in Oakland. The patients were there to protest the July 15, 2002 closure of the Pain Clinic at Summit, and were expected to be speakers afterwards for the 1p.m. Hearing inside of City Hall.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/08/19/1414391.php

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Oakland Mayor Challenged By Wilson Riles Jr.

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Saturday Sep 22nd, 2001 1:16 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/09/22/1046461.php

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Resisting Oakland's Nuisance Eviction Ordinance

By Lynda Carson April 23, 2004

Oakland CA--During the evening of April 19 2004, 18 local activists from a variety of organizations joined together in Oakland to brain storm ideas on how to resist the recently passed Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO).

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/04/24/16783371.php

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(Sean Penn Supports Homeless Actor)

Tenderloin Acting Workshop Receives Star Recognition

By Lynda Carson 10/14/01

Among the evenings audience of many loyal fans and supporters who showed up for the screening of the film, were such notables as Lars Ulrich (drummer of Metallica), and actor Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking/Falcon And The Snowman). Ulrich and Penn, then joined Rob Nilsson, members of the Tenderloin yGroup, and others afterward, for a Premier Party a few doors away at the Broken Drum for food and drink. It was here at the Broken Drum that Sean Penn told me that he loved the movie Scheme C6, and that he plans to go through the Rob Nilsson collection of films to see what the others are like.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/10/26/1076021.php

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Hopes Dashed For Oakland Affordable Housing

By Lynda Carson 11/04/01

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/11/05/1083791.php

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(Section 8 tenants being leased to landlords)

How To Lease A Tenant

By Lynda Carson 11/18/01

Oakland,Ca-A recently discovered document among a large pile of released court documents reveal that the Oakland Housing Authority may have been marketing tenants as something to be "LEASED" in their strategy to promote Section 8 Housing Vouchers. The document titled: Owner Bulletin-January 2000; starts out with the notice of numerous reports that some property owners or managers are charging additional"under the table" payments, to the tenants being subsidized by the Section 8 Certificates. It then goes on to inform the landlords of a new program called the Housing Choice Voucher Program, and offers sessions on; *How To Lease A Tenant With A Housing Choice

Voucher. The bulletin also mentions other subjects that the sessions offer, including how to fill vacant units at market rents (how to squeeze the most out of a tenant).

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/11/18/1097091.php

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(Jerry Brown Displaces Unwanted Neighbors)

Oakland Mayor Abuses Power To Displace His Neighbors

By Lynda Carson September 20, 2003

Oaklands Mayor Jerry Brown has been moving fast with imperial decrees to displace the poor people that he judges to be offensive in his new neighborhood as part of his crusade to gentrify Oakland. Without offering the tenants any due process to defend theirselves from unfair evictions, whole buildings of renters are being tossed out upon the streets of Oakland at the whim of his highness, Mayor Jerry Brown.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/09/21/16470891.php

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Just Cause VS Ethnic Cleansing of Oakland

By Lynda Carson 9/10/02

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/09/10/1471651.php

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Oakland Poor Food Money Disappears

By Lynda Carson 6/26/02

Oakland, Ca-In a shocking revelation during last nights (Tue-June-25) packed City Council Meeting, it became apparent that 0,000 (one hundred thousand dollars) to feed the poor got lost in the shuffle of budget cuts being voted upon.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/06/27/1347791.php

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(Refugees Fight Against Slumlord)

Slumlord ordered to return refugee's possessions

By Lynda Carson 5/22/02

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/05/22/1289461.php

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Non-Profit Rent Scam Going On

By Lynda Carson 2/13/02

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/02/13/1160881.php

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Oakland Approves Funding For 100 Bed Homeless Shelter

By Lynda Carson 2/19/02

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/02/20/1166571.php

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Section 8 Housing Voucher Crisis- Urgent Update
by Lynda Carson Tuesday, Jun. 01, 2004 at 12:13 AM
lyndacarson@excite.com 510/763-1085

http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2004/06/10927.php

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Public Housing And Voucher Programs At Risk

By Lynda Carson Febuary 4, 2004

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/02/04/16694661.php

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NPO Attacks Renters Right To Organize (Davida Coady's restraining orders)

By Lynda Carson 3/10/02

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/03/10/1181081.php

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Evicting the innocent-The One Strike Policy


by Lynda Carson Monday April 15, 2002 at 05:35 AM
lyndacarson@excite.com

http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2002/04/1665.php

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Re-Defining Oaklands Affordable Housing

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Tuesday May 1st, 2001 8:59 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/05/01/1002921.php

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Challenge From "Task Force Member "

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson@excite )

Monday Aug 6th, 2001 11:30 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/08/06/1028141.php

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The Suitcase Clinic -- A Friend of the Homeless

By Lynda Carson July 17, 2003

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/07/18/16286561.php

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Feud Over New Rent Ordinance

By Lynda Carson 1/26/02

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/01/26/1145061.php

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Elderly Renter Fighting Economic Eviction

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Sunday Aug 25th, 2002 6:17 PM

ELDERLY RENTER FIGHTING ECONOMIC EVICTION

On Wednesday, September 4, activists, community members and renters shall meet 6:30p.m., at the Temescal Library (Telegraph & 52nd St) to discuss actions to defend Doris Stancil from an unlawful economic eviction.

Ms. Doris Stancil is an elderly disabled woman residing at 35 Monte Vista Ave, for over 10 years. A good tenant, Doris Stancil was one of many elderly renters who resided at the property when she first moved in to that location. Now, she is one of the last after the rest faced evictions.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/08/25/1430661.php

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(Tenants Fight Against NEO)

Tenants Outraged By Nuisance Eviction Ordinance

Oakland Strives To Be The City Of Intolerance

By Lynda Carson March 19, 2004

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/03/19/16741571.php

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Profiteers Target Oakland Renters

Realtors Push For De-Regulation Of Oaklands Condo-Conversion Laws

by Lynda Carson 11/15/03

Oakland CA--Profiteers from the real estate industry and Councilwoman Desley Brooks have united in the targeting of Oakland renters for displacement and are pushing for de-regulation of Oaklands condo-conversion laws.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/11/15/16595061.php

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(Tenants Fight Against Condo-Conversions)

Commission Delays Condo-Conversion De-Regulation

by Lynda Carson 01/21/03

With a 12 foot long banner stating "Don't Condo Oakland" stretched out across the front window of Hearing Rm#1 in Oakland City Hall, on January 7 2004, voters, renters and activists successfuly united in opposition to delay Councilwoman Desley Brooks efforts to take back renter protections in Oakland.

The scheme before the Planning Commission to vote on an amendment to de-regulate Oaklands 20 year old condo-conversion laws that would have made Measure EE (eviction protections) and rent control impossible to enforce in rental units being targeted for condo-conversions ran into a stiff wall of opposition as all seven Planning Commissioners unanimously sent the staff recomendations back to the Special Projects Committee for reconsideration.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/01/22/16684261.php

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Chinatown Evictions Disrupting Elderly Community

By Lynda Carson June 19, 2003

Oakland CA-Mass evictions occuring in Oaklands Chinatown have disrupted the lives of an elderly community of retired residents at the Pacific Renaissance Plaza, many of whom are disabled and feeling traumatized by the 90 Day Eviction Notice's.

On April 16 2003, eviction notices were handed out to the elderly tenants of 50 rental units of affordable housing near 9th and Webster streets downtown Oakland. The tenants were given until July 31, 2003 to vacate the premises or face unlawful detainer law suits. The housing units occupied by the evictee's are slated to be renovated and sold off as market-rate condos after the evictions take place.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/06/19/16207441.php

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Patients Panic Over Pain Clinic Closure

Non-Profit Sutter Health Betrays Patients

By Lynda Carson 7/17/02

Oakland Ca-Rumors regarding the imminent closure of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Pain Clinic became a nightmarish reality for a thousand patients before they ever knew what had just hit them.

In a terse June 10, 2002 letter signed by Warren Kirk, President and CEO of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, patients started to one by one be notified...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/07/18/1378431.php

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Oakland Mayor Abuses Power To Displace His Neighbors

By Lynda Carson September 20, 2003

Oaklands Mayor Jerry Brown has been moving fast with imperial decrees to displace the poor people that he judges to be offensive in his new neighborhood as part of his crusade to gentrify Oakland. Without offering the tenants any due process to defend theirselves from unfair evictions, whole buildings of renters are being tossed out upon the streets of Oakland at the whim of his highness, Mayor Jerry Brown.

During April of 2003, the Mayor moved into the condominium of his girl-friend Anne Gust at 27th and Telegraph, and since then he already has displaced two whole buildings of nearby renters after accusing them of drug activity and directing city officials to condemn the two properties they resided in as being substandard.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/09/20/16469701.php

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(Battle Over Eviction Protections)

Oakland Renters Losers Again

Oakland -- 10/21/00   By Lynda Carson

     In a stunning display of contempt for Oakland Renters,

it was revealed on Friday Oct 20th,that pressure from the

Mayors Office blocked a City Council vote for an Just Cause

Initiative.The vote postponed now until January 2001,was

scheduled to be held before the November 7th election.



http://archives.lists.indymedia.org/imc-sf/2000-October/000107.html

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(Early Battle Over Eviction Protections)

Just Cause Passes Again

By Lynda Carson   11/30/2000

http://archives.lists.indymedia.org/imc-sf/2000-December/000243.html

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Oakland Renters File Discrimination Suit

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Sunday Sep 9th, 2001 1:44 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/09/09/1037841.php

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(HUD Budget Cuts)

HUD Is The Enemy Of The Poor & Disabled

By Lynda Carson June 7, 2004

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/06/07/16839631.php?show_comments=1

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(Protest against Jerry Brown in front of Fox Theater)

Your Invited To Jerry Brown's Party

http://archives.lists.indymedia.org/imc-sf/2001-November/001915.html

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Homeless Disabled Vets May Have Been Exposed to U.S. Chemical and Biological Warfare Tests

By Lynda Carson 10/12/02

Oakland, Ca-On Tuesday October 10, 2002 the United States Congress authorized a resolution for President George Bush to wage war against the people of Iraq after the majority of the house members denounced Saddam Hussein for the use of chemical and biological weapons against the people of Iraq. Ironicaly, during that same day Senator Max Cleland chaired a hearing investigation into the use of chemical and biological weapons testing programs by the government of the United States on it's own civilian and military populations.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/10/12/15357931.php?show_comments=1

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Oakland Councilwoman Attacks Housing Project For The Disabled

Lynda Carson 05/14/03

Oakland CA-With the handicapped having more than enough setbacks and troubles in life while just trying to keep a roof over their head or receiving decent medical treatment, the citizens of Oakland were outraged to see one of the newest Councilmembers publicly attack a planned housing project meant for the physically disabled.

About 48 determined speakers showed up at the May 6, 2003, televised City Council Meeting to voice their support for the Eastmont Court housing project meant for the physically disabled. After learning that the project was being opposed and placed in jeopardy by Councilwoman Desley Brooks of District 6, who has spearheaded a vicious campaign against the project while using tax dollars and city stationary in her efforts to kill the project, the housing activists showed up at City Hall in defense of the disabled who were under attack.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/05/15/16113041.php

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Good Samaritan Attacked For Helping The Downtrodden

By Lynda Carson March 24, 2004

In Oakland, a land of intolerance, it's not safe to be a good samaritin and the latest attacks against a Christian Abbey by Oakland City Officials has become the focus of national media attention, and in it's own surreal way seems Kafkaesque.

On March 15, the day before the vote for the Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO) took place at Oakland City Hall, hysterical Oakland Officials pulled a fast one and served an Eviction Notice intended to displace at least 26 to 30 residents of St. Patrick's Abbey Housing Program, in East Oakland.

The founder of the Abbey, Father Donald Weeks, believes that the mass eviction order was a political move by Oakland Officials who were attempting to chase away one former prison inmate by name of Cary Verse who has been labeled as a violent sexual predator and was recently released from prison after serving 12 years.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/03/24/16751601.php

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Death Of Rent Control In Oakland

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Sunday Aug 5th, 2001 7:46 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/08/05/1027721.php

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Landlords Doublecross Oakland Activists

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Thursday Jul 12th, 2001 2:59 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/07/12/1016931.php

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Hospital Admissions Up By 10% Since End Of June

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Saturday Aug 16th, 2003 6:41 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/08/16/16353461.php?show_comments=1

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RENTERS OPTION TO CHALLENGE TASK FORCE PROPOSAL.

By Lynda Carson 8/9/01

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/08/09/1028641.php

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Oakland, a lawless town.

By Lynda Carson - Wed Nov 15, 2000

http://archives.lists.indymedia.org/imc-sf/2000-November/000188.html

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(OHA Lawsuit)

Housing Authority Abuses abuses its tenants civil rights with the "Citizenship" Question

by Lynda Carson

[Note: By the time this story reaches it's reading
audience during the month of February, please be aware
that an Injunction has just been filed in Federal
Court in an effort to stop the Oakland Housing
Authority from violating Federal Law.]

http://poormagazine.org/node/1708

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County Hospital Admissions Up By 10% Since June!
Two County Clinic Closures Are Painful

http://poormagazine.org/node/1413

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Eviction without conviction

Lynda Carson 
Thursday, March 25, 2004;

Oakland CA--In a move that is certain to please bankers, realtors, landlords and developers, on March 16, Oakland's City Council moved another step closer to ensure that the notorious Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO), may soon be used to weaken long established eviction protections for all of Oakland's renters.

http://www.poornewsnetwork.com/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1444#results

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Richmond courts unfair to poor tenants facing eviction

December 21, 2005

SF Bay View

by Lynda Carson

http://web.archive.org/web/20060220201030/http://www.sfbayview.com/122105/courstunfair122105.shtml



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(Tenant abused by landlord leaps from Tribune Tower)

The Message of Mary Jesus

Lynda Carson/ reprinted from The Street Spirit 
Tuesday, February 22, 2005;

On December 10, 2004, tragedy struck downtown Oakland, when a 33-year-old woman who felt brutalized by Oakland's kangaroo courts plunged to her death from the Oakland Tribune Tower.

http://www.poornewsnetwork.com/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1566#results

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Oakland Housing Authority to spend 0,000 on evictions

Lynda Carson
Thursday, February 15, 2007;

Oakland, CA -- With so many people being homeless in Oakland and the Bay Area, it's hard to imagine that any non profit Housing Authority would have enough funding in reserve to spend a fortune on evictions.

http://www.poornewsnetwork.com/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1719#results

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Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters

Lynda Carson/Indy Media News Wire
Tuesday, October 24, 2006;

http://www.poornewsnetwork.com/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1673#results

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Stealing our low-income housing

http://web.archive.org/web/20050426132210/http://www.sfbayview.com/041305/stealing041305.shtml

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(Tenants Fight Against Housing Authority)

Wrongful mass eviction case settled by Oakland Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson    

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

http://tinyurl.com/7hp62sh

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(SF Bayview Newspaper)

War on the homeless heats up in Berkeley

by Lynda Carson    

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

http://tinyurl.com/ydzrlnb

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Mass firings at Berkeley Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson    

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

http://web.archive.org/web/20071018225840/http://www.sfbayview.com/20070522145/News/Front_Page/Mass_firings_at_Berkeley_Housing_Authority.html

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Tens of thousands face eviction in New Orleans and Lake Charles

By Lynda Carson

The scheme to flush the remaining poor out of New Orleans and grab their land from them is quickly moving into a new phase. Recently, HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson said that he is opposed to rebuilding the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, and he is in a position to follow through with his menacing posture.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060210073513/http://www.sfbayview.com/102605/faceeviction102605.shtml

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Section 8 housing voucher programs in crisis by Lynda

Carson

http://web.archive.org/web/20050301105615/http://www.sfbayview.com/060204/section8060204.shtml

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Tenants outraged by Nuisance Eviction Ordinance

Oakland City Council votes

again on the NEO Tuesday 6pm – Be there! by Lynda

Carson. ...

http://web.archive.org/web/20040423174603/http://www.sfbayview.com/033104/tenantsoutraged033104.shtml

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Section 8 housing voucher

programs in crisis. by Lynda Carson

http://web.archive.org/web/20040617095112/http://www.sfbayview.com/060204/section8060204.shtml



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Tenants sue nonprofit over infestations

Historic hotel overrun with rats and bed bugs

by Lynda Carson

[Photo -- Tenants protest rats, bed bugs and other

intolerable conditions at the California Hotel, 3501

San Pablo St., Oakland, on Aug. 2.]

Oakland – "Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs

bite." Some Oakland tenants have learned this is more

than mere folklore.

"I’ve heard the old saying about bed bugs since I was

a child, but I never knew they were real until moving

here," said 47-year-old Frank Benavidez. "The bed bugs

are drinking my blood and eating me alive."

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 43 residential tenants of the

historic landmark California Hotel in Oakland filed a

lawsuit at the Alameda County Superior Court House

against Oakland Community Housing Inc. (OCHI), a

nonprofit housing developer.

Click below for full story…

http://web.archive.org/web/20060303071552/http://www.sfbayview.com/081005/tennantssue081005.shtml

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Greed fuels Oakland Condo-Conversion Proposal

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Dec2006/condos.htm

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Oakland Judge Refuses To Let OHA Evict Poor Families

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/October2006/evictions.htm

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Uncertain Future For Berkeley's Section 8 Tenants

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Sept2006/berkeley.htm

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Probe Into Corruption At Oakland Housing Authority

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/July2006/corruption.htm

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Superior Court Judge Blocks Mass Evictions

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/June2006/evictions.htm

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Poor Tenants Deceived by Oakland

Housing Official Now Face the Nightmare of Mass Eviction

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Mayreal2006/evictions.htm

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Marin Housing Official Threatens To Evict Disabled Woman

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/March2006/marin.htm

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Housing Authority Interrogation Is Right Out Of Kafka

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Feb2006/interrogate.htm

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Attorneys and Tenants Say Richmond Courts Unfair to the Poor

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/January2006/richmond.htm

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Oakland Landlords Attack Eviction Protections

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Nov2005/evictions.htm

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Welcome to the California Hotel

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/September2005/hotel.htm

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Bringing Technology to the Poor

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/July2005/compumentor.htm

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HUD Pulls a Disappearing Act on Federal Funds

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/May2005/hud.htm

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HUD Proposes Devastating Changes to Section 8

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/May2005/section8.htm

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Republicans Shred Disabled Housing

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/April2005/disabled.htm

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Bush Policies Shortchange the Poor

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/March2005/bush.htm

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The Message of Mary Jesus & more...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Feb2005/Febindex.htm

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When They Get Behind Closed Doors

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Feb2005/carson.htm

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The Scheme to Privatize Social Security

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Feb2005/socialsecurity.htm

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When Affordable Housing is not Affordable

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2004/september2004/afforadblehousing.htm

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Answer the Question or Face Homelessness

by Lynda Carson - Wed 1 Feb 2006

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1620#results

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Eviction without conviction

by Lynda Carson - Thu 25 Mar 2004

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1444#results

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Hope VI Project Double Crosses Oakland Renters

by Lynda Carson/Indy Media News Wire - Tue 24 Oct 2006

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1673#results

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How much is hype?

by Lynda Carson - Tue 3 Jul 2001

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=393#results

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hungry

by Lynda Carson - Tue 2 Jul 2002

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=845#results

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Its hard to tell what the true numbers are

by Lynda Carson - Tue 23 Sep 2003

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1319#results

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No Public Housing Evictions!

by Lynda Carson - Tue 23 May 2006

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1634#results

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Oakland Housing Autority to Spend 0,000 On Evictions

by Lynda Carson - Thu 15 Feb 2007

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1719#results

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Playground For the Rich

by Lynda Carson - Tue 5 Jun 2001

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=351#results

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Section 8 Restored...sort of

by Lynda Carson/Roll Back the Rents - Thu 9 Sep 2004

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1540#results

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Shockwaves Throughout the Country - Section 8 Program in Crisis

by Lynda Carson - Fri 4 Jun 2004

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1476#results

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Tenant Victory In Oakland

by Lynda Carson - Tue 31 Jul 2001

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=428#results

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Tenants Rebel Against Slum Like Conditions

by Lynda Carson/Published on Indy Media Newswire - Sun 24 Dec 2006

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1702#results

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The Message of Mary Jesus

by Lynda Carson/ reprinted from The Street Spirit - Tue 22 Feb 2005

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1566#results

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The Struggle at Effie's House

by Lynda Carson - Tue 20 May 2003

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1205#results

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The Suitcase Clinic

by Lynda Carson - Tue 29 Jul 2003

http://www.poormagazine.org/index.cfm?L1=news&story=1261#results

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Wrongful Mass Eviction Case Settled by Oakland Housing Authority ...

Aug 11, 2007 ... LYNDA CARSON / Indy Media News Wire 11aug2007. [More by Lynda Carson] .... Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2007/Lockwood-Gardens-Oakland11aug07.htm

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The Best Housing & Poverty Review of 2005 LYNDA CARSON 2jan2006

Lynda Carson's email: tenantsrule@yahoo.com. We Need To Stop The Decline Of The Nation's Low-Income Housing! The year of 2005 was a wicked year for the poor ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/Housing-Poverty-Review-2005-2jan2006.htm

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Defense Attorney Tony Serra Sues Feds Over Slave Labor Practices ...

Apr 1, 2007 ... LYNDA CARSON / Mindfully.org 1apr2007. Defense Attorney Tony Serra Sues Feds Over Slave Labor Practices LYNDA CARSON / Mindfully.org ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2007/Slave-Labor-Serra1apr07.htm - 10k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Business Leaders Behind New Attacks on Berkeley's Homeless LYNDA ...

Jul 1, 2007 ... LYNDA CARSON / Street Spirit v.13, n.7, 1jul2007. [More by Lynda Carson] .... Lynda Carson may be reached at, tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2007/Berkeley-Homeless-Attacks1jul07.htm - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Bush Proposes Huge Cuts to Public Housing LYNDA CARSON / Street ...

LYNDA CARSON / Street Spirit v.10,n.3, (San Francisco) 1mar04. The massive cutbacks in HUD's budget would place at least 250000 elderly, disabled and ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/Bush-Cuts-Public-Housing1mar04.htm - 13k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor ...

[More by Lynda Carson]. Habitat for Humanity has the reputation of assisting poor people to .... Lynda Carson may be reached at, tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2007/Habitat-For-Humanity13oct07.htm - 56k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Housing Authority Interrogation Is Right Out of Kafka LYNDA CARSON ...

LYNDA CARSON / Street Spirit 1feb2006. Art by Osha Neumann. ..... Lynda Carson may be reached at (510) 763-1085 or e-mail at tenantsrule@yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/Housing-Authority-Interrogation1feb06.htm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Oakland Housing Authority Misuses One Strike Policy LYNDA CARSON ...

Mar 26, 2002 ... LYNDA CARSON / Street Spirit v.8, n.5, May02. The low-income renters of public housing are under attack by extremists who insist that ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2002/Oakland-Misuses-One-StrikeMay02.htm - 16k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Investigation Of Oakland Housing Authority Underway: Search ...

Jun 16, 2006 ... LYNDA CARSON / Indy Media News Wire 16jun2006. More by Lynda Carson .... Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/OHA-Lockwood-Gardens16jun2006.htm - 13k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Oakland's Tassafaronga Hope Vl Proposal Threatens The Poor ...

Jun 3, 2007 ... LYNDA CARSON / Mindfully.org 3jun2007. Oakland — During a recent March 2007, Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) board meeting, ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2007/Tassafaronga-Threatens-Poor3jun07.htm - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Privatizing Our Public Housing Units: An In-depth Look at How The ...

Oct 11, 2006 ... LYNDA CARSON / Mindfully.org 11oct2006. Oakland CA — What did the 178 families of poor people at Oakland's Coliseum Gardens have in common ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/Privatizing-Public-Housing11oct06.htm - 37k - Cached - Similar pages

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    Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing: Fraud And Corruption ...

Apr 27, 2006 ... [More by Lynda Carson]. Fear and panic have set in at some of East .... Lynda Carson may be reached at; 510/763-1085 tenantsrule@yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/OHA-Mass-Evictions27apr06.htm - 18k - Cached - Similar pages

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         The Message of Mary Jesus: The suicide of Mary Jesus was a ...

Feb 1, 2005 ... LYNDA CARSON / Street Spirit v.11, n.2, 1feb2005 ..... Lynda Carson may he reached at (510) 763-1085 or tenantsrule@yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2005/Mary-Jesus-Message1feb05.htm - 38k - Cached - Similar pages

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

         Answer the Question or Face Homelessness: Housing Authority Abuses ...

Feb 1, 2006 ... LYNDA CARSON / Poor Magazine 1feb2006 ..... Lynda Carson may be reached at; 510/ 763-1085 tenantsrule@yahoo.com ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/Homelessness-Housing-Authority1feb06.htm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

>>>>>>>>>>>>

... Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor - Lynda Carson 13oct2007 ..... Tassafaronga Hope VI Proposal Threatens The Poor - Lynda Carson 3jun2007 ...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2007/reform2007.htm

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Aug. 08‚ 2008 -- California Hotel Tenants File Million Claim Against Oakland -- Lynda Carson

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=5956

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Jul. 23‚ 2008 -- City of Oakland Raids California Hotel -- Lynda Carson

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=5899

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Oct. 30‚ 2007 -- HUD Secretary Faces New Investigations -- Lynda Carson



http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=5054

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Sep. 18‚ 2007 -- Oakland's Great Condo-Conversion Con -- Lynda Carson

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4922

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Aug. 14‚ 2007 -- Wrongful Mass Eviction Case Settled by Oakland Housing Authority -- Lynda Carson

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4819

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Jun. 26‚ 2007 -- HUD Proposal a Big Threat To Subsidized Renters -- Lynda Carson



http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4657

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Jun. 05‚ 2007 -- Oakland's Tassafaronga Hope Vl Proposal Threatens the Poor -- Lynda Carson

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4582

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Apr. 03‚ 2007 -- Activist Attorney Sues Over Slave Labor Practices -- Lynda Carson



http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4365

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Dec. 15‚ 2006 -- Lies and Deceit Behind Oakland’s Condo-Conversion Scheme -- Lynda Carson



http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4020

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Jun. 24‚ 2004 -- Hundreds of Tenants in Alameda Fight Illegal Eviction -- tiny/PoorNewsNetwork/POOR Magazine

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=1815



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Commentary: Berkeley Housing Authority’s Plan To Dump its Waiting ...

Aug 24, 2007 ... By Lynda Carson. Friday August 24, 2007. On Aug. 22, Berkeley Housing Authority

board members were scheduled to vote on a resolution to ...

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2007-08-24/article/27866?headline=Commentary-Berkeley-Housing-Authority-s-Plan-To-Dump-its-Waiting-List

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Welcome to the California Hotel. Category: Reader Commentaries ...

By Lynda Carson. Thursday July 03, 2008. Today (July 1) on KPFA evening news,

local attorney John Murcko ... Lynda Carson is a Bay Area journalist. ...

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-07-03/article/30479?headline=Welcome-to-the-California-Hotel

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Commentary: Prop. 98 Would Eliminate Rent Control and Tenant ...

May 8, 2008 ... By Lynda Carson. Thursday May 08, 2008. The June 2008 Ballot

has a dangerous measure known as .... Lynda Carson is an East Bay journalist. ...

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-05-08/article/29951

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         Stealing From The Poor: The Section 8 Scandal

by Lynda Carson. On July 20, 2004 people organized by the Campaign for Renters .... Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com or (510) 763-1085. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2004/june2004/stealingsection8.htm - 18k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Welcome to the Hotel California - Tenants sue nonprofit, say that ...

by Lynda Carson. Tenants of the California Hotel in Oakland gather to announce the filing of a lawsuit against Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite, ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2005/september2005/hotel.htm - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

>>>>>>>>>>

         Superior Court Judge Blocks Mass Evictions

by Lynda Carson. In a stunning reversal of numerous unlawful evictions ordered by the Oakland Housing Authority, Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2006/june2006/judgeblocks.htm - 13k - Cached - Similar pages

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         HUD Proposes Devastating Changes to Section 8

by Lynda Carson. In mid-April, HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson submitted a new .... Lynda Carson may be reached at (510) 763-1085 or tenantsrule@yahoo.com. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2005/may2005/hudproposes.htm - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Oakland Landlords Attack Eviction Protections - Tenant activists ...

by Lynda Carson. On Wednesday, October 26, Oakland tenants did not let a cool rainy day keep them .... Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2005/november2005/justcause.htm - 15k - Cached - Similar pages

>>>>>>>>>>>>

         When 'Affordable Housing' Is Not Affordable

by Lynda Carson. Darlene Maney stands next to a mural at the Hugh Taylor House .... Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com or (510) 763-1085. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2004/september2004/ afforadblehousing.htm - 15k - Cached - Similar pages

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         The Message of Mary Jesus

by Lynda Carson. On December 10, 2004, tragedy struck downtown Oakland, ..... Lynda Carson may be reached at (510) 763-1085 or tenantsrule@yahoo.com. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2005/february2005/maryjesus.htm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Uncertain Future For Berkeley's Section 8 Tenants

by Lynda Carson. Nervous city officials seize control of a meeting planned by .... Lynda Carson is a member of the tenant's group, Save Berkeley Housing ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2006/september2006/bhaprotest.htm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Oakland Judge Refuses to Let OHA Evict Poor Families

by Lynda Carson. Jorge Aguilar (at left), an attorney with the Eviction Defense Center, and .... Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2006/october2006/ohaevictpoor.htm - 23k - Cached - Similar pages

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         CompuMentor's Jim Lynch Gives Technology to the Poor

by Lynda Carson. Bringing out-of-reach computer technology to the poor is not an easy task in capitalist America, but efforts to do just that have been the ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2005/july2005/compumentor.htm - 22k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Probe into Corruption at Oakland Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson. An investigation into corruption at the Oakland Housing Authority ..... Lynda Carson may be contacted by e-mail at tenantsrule@yahoo.com . ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2006/july2006/housingauthority.htm - 25k - Cached - Similar pages

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         The Last Testament of Mary Jesus

by Lynda Carson. A year ago, on December 10, 2004, a tragic scene unfolded at Oakland's Tribune Tower as hundreds gathered to watch Mary Jesus plunge to a ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2005/december2005/maryjesus.htm - 17k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Poor Tenants Deceived by Oakland Housing Official Now Face the ...

by Lynda Carson. Fear and panic have set in at some of East Oakland's public housing units, .... Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2006/may2006/eviction.htm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

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         Housing Authority Interrogation Is Right Out of Kafka

by Lynda Carson. The venomous sting of the Housing Authority's ..... Lynda Carson may be reached at (510) 763-1085 or e-mail at tenantsrule@yahoo.com. ...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2006/february2006/housingauthority .htm - 27k - Cached - Similar pages

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(Oakland's Urbanview)

Just Cause VS Ethnic Cleansing of Oakland By Lynda Carson.

Shocking eviction stats from the Eviction Defense Center reveal that the...

Click below...

http://www.metroactive.com/urbanview/09.25.02/justcause-0239.html

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Jerry Brown Response To 50 Evictions

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Thursday May 8th, 2003 8:52 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/05/08/16094681.php

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Section 8 voucher opt out court decision favors renters

By Lynda Carson -- April 16, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/04/16/18711454.php

http://www.ptla.org/section-8-voucher-opt-out-court-decision-favors-renters-bay-area-indymedia

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Non profit developer pressures renters to obtain free building renovations

By Lynda Carson -- Tuesday Oct 12th, 2010 11:58 PM

Oakland -- Large Oakland developer (East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation/EBALDC) pressures renters to sign up for a federal subsidized program, as a way to seek free building renovations for their properties. EBALDC owns around 1,000 rental units in numerous properties in Oakland, and elsewhere.

On Friday afternoon October 8, 2010, the tenants at 829 E. 19th St., were ordered by EBALDC to fill out an application for the Weatherization Assistance Program that was slipped under their doors by the building manager. A packet of forms slipped under the renters doors including a cover sheet from the developer giving the orders to fill out the forms, shocked the renters throughout the building.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/10/12/18661250.php

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(Street Spirit Newspaper - 30,000 distribution)

Berkeley City Council Moves to Privatize Public Housing

By Lynda Carson -- April 8, 2012

Click below...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/berkeley-city-council-moves-to-privatize-public-housing/

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(Occupy Oakland)

Berkeley Loans 0K to Privatize Public Housing

Posted on 06 April 2012 by @kevin_seal

By Lynda Carson...

http://hellaoccupyoakland.org/berkeley-loans-300k-to-privatize-public-housing/

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(LA Indy Media)

City Council loans Berkeley Housing Authority 0,000 to privatize public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- April 4, 2012

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2012/04/252276.php

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Berkeley City Council loans housing authority 0,000 to privatize public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- April 4, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/04/04/18710753.php

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

New: Housing Authority Asks Berkeley City Council for 0,000 to Privatize 75 Public Housing Units - Vote at Tuesday Meeting.

By Lynda Carson 

Sunday April 1, 2012

Click below for story...

http://tinyurl.com/7tea4bv

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2012-04-03/news

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(Bay Area Community News)

New: Housing Authority Asks Berkeley City Council for 0,000 to Privatize 75 Public Housing Units

Click below...

http://bayareacommunitynews.com/www__Dberkeleydailyplanet__Dcom/_New-Housing-Authority-Asks-Berkeley-City-Council-f.php

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New: Housing Authority Asks Berkeley City Council for 0,000 to Privatize 75 Public Housing Units--Vote at Tuesday Meeting

By Lynda Carson

Sunday April 01, 2012 - 12:37:00 PM

http://tinyurl.com/77tbxjt

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

BHA needs 0,000 to privatize Berkeley's 75 public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- March 30, 2012

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/30/18710442.php

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(Poor Magazine)

Berkeley Housing Authority agrees to force families from their public housing

By Lynda Carson -- Posted March 21, 2012

Click below...

http://poormagazine.org/node/4349

http://poormagazine.org/taxonomy/term/164

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Berkeley Housing Authority agrees to force families from their public housing

By Lynda Carson

Friday March 23, 2012 - 01:13:00 PM

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/7o6r2y7

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Berkeley Housing Authority agrees to force families from their public housing

By Lynda Carson -- March 18, 2012

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/18/18709573.php

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Berkeley's public housing tenants are being pressured to move

By Lynda Carson -- March 15, 2012

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/15/18709345.php

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(Tenants Are Urged To Demand That Affordable Housing Executives Roll Back Their Salaries)

 

Federal Voucher Bill Will Harm Poorest tenants

By Lynda Carson -- February 3, 2012

Click below...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/federal-voucher-reform-bill-will-harm-poorest-tenants/

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Serial Killer Stalked Homeless Men In Orange County

By Lynda Carson - February 3, 2012

Click below for full story and photo...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/serial-killer-stalked-homeless-men-in-orange-county/

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Nonprofit housers mourn demise of redevelopment agencies

January 11, 2012

by Lynda Carson

http://sfbayview.com/2012/nonprofit-housers-mourn-demise-of-redevelopment-agencies/

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Ending Redevelopment Hits Not-for-Profit Housing Developers

By Lynda Carson

Sunday January 01, 2012

http://tinyurl.com/6wgzt8b

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2012-01-06/article/39086?headline=Ending-Redevelopment-Hits-Not-for-Profit-Housing-Developers

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Oakland Councilman seeks violence to crush Occupy Oakland protesters

By Lynda Carson -- December 21, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/12/21/18703181.php

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Berkeley May Sell It's Public Housing to a Billionaire

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/berkeley-may-sell-its-public-housing-to-a-billionaire/

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(Post News Group - Berkeley Post)

Berkeley Considers Selling Public Housing To Private Company

By Lynda Carson  (Posted on-line on December 4, 2011)

Click below...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=15123

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Massive Budget Cuts May Result In Billionaire Buying Berkeley's Public Housing

By Lynda Carson -- November 27, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/27/18701161.php

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Evicting the innocent-The One Strike Policy
by Lynda Carson Monday April 15, 2002 at 05:37 AM
lyndacarson@excite.com

http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2002/04/1666.php

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Section 8 Housing Voucher Programs In Crisis
by Lynda Carson Tuesday, May. 18, 2004 at 4:02 PM
lyndacarson@excite.com 510/763-1085

http://houston.indymedia.org/print.php?id=29730&comments=yes

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(Available in November, Street Spirit Newspaper)

Frail, Elderly Woman, Age 92, Lives in Fear of Eviction by Wealthy Landlord

By Lynda Carson -- November 6, 2011

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/frail-elderly-woman-age-92-lives-in-fear-of-eviction-by-wealthy-landlord/

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92 year old Oakland woman faces eviction by wealthy Danville man

By Lynda Carson -- October 30, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/30/18696057.php

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pol/2677749915.html

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(Available in November Issue of SF Bay View Newspaper)

92 year old Oakland woman fights eviction by wealthy Danville man

By Lynda Carson -- November 3, 2011

http://sfbayview.com/2011/92-year-old-oakland-woman-fights-eviction-by-wealthy-danville-man/

http://www.topix.com/forum/oakland/TAGPRIFL2J9TFD6F3

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(Raise The Fist)

92 year old Oakland woman fights eviction by wealthy Danville man

http://www.raisethefist.com/?92_year_old_Oakland_woman_faces_eviction_by_wealthy_Danville_man_:_Indybay-44

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(Story available on Google)

92 year old Oakland woman fights eviction by wealthy Danville man

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=92+year+old+Oakland+woman+fights+eviction+by+wealthy+Danville+man&btnG=Google+Search

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Billionaire may buy Berkeley’s occupied public housing

October 16, 2011

By Lynda Carson

http://sfbayview.com/2011/billionaire-may-buy-berkeley’s-occupied-public-housing/

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Link to my story "Billionaire may buy Berkeley's occupied public housing units," is in the Oct. 17, 2011 Berkeley Wire/Berkeleyside.com

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/10/17/the-berkeley-wire-10-17-11/

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Billionaire may buy Berkeley’s occupied public housing

http://www.calblackmedia.com/news/la-watts-times/640-billionaire-may-buy-berkeleys-occupied-public-housing.html

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Wealthy Slumlord Pleads Guilty to Solicitation of Arson

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 17:47

http://www.calblackmedia.com/news/la-watts-times/609-wealthy-slumlord-pleads-guilty-to-solicitation-of-arson.html

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Oakland nonprofit landlord treats tenants as if they are slave labor

No environmental justice for the poor

By Lynda Carson -- October 1, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/01/18691894.php

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(Berkeley Daily Planet Newspaper)

Welcome to the California Hotel

(500 evictions in Oakland)

Berkeley Daily Planet, CA

By Lynda Carson     July 3, 2008

Today (July 1) on KPFA evening news, local attorney John Murcko

announced that he plans to file a lawsuit next week in Alameda County ...

Click below for more...

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-07-03/article/30479?headline=Welcome-to-the-California-Hotel

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(San Francisco Bay View Newspaper)

Big victory for California Hotel tenants

November 3, 2008

by Lynda Carson

Oakland - In a huge victory for the tenants of the California Hotel, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Richard Keller ruled on Oct. 29 to keep in place a temporary restraining order against Oakland Community Housing Inc. (OCHI), stopping the corrupt nonprofit housing developer from evicting the tenants or shutting off the gas, water and electricity at the historic hotel they reside in.

According to attorney John Murcko, “The judge appointed Anne Omura of the Eviction Defense Center as a trustee to operate the California Hotel for the court, with full powers to hire a management company to manage the hotel. Ms. Omura will be allowed to rent out all 150 rooms at the California Hotel, so that there will be enough of an income coming in to properly manage and maintain the building for the current 52 low-income renters still residing there after refusing to move when threatened with eviction.

“The tenants prevailed. There was no one from Oakland Community Housing appearing in court today to oppose the tenants’ needs or Judge Richard Keller’s ruling. This is a big victory for the people,” said Murcko.

Click below for full story...



http://sfbayview.com/2008/big-victory-for-california-hotel-tenants/

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

California Hotel Tenants File Million Claim

August 8, 2008

By Lynda Carson

On Wednesday August 6, a claim for million was filed against the City of Oakland, by 53 residents of the California Hotel who believe that some city officials may have been involved in a scheme to violate their rights. Under the regulatory agreement between California’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC), Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI), and CaHon Associates, the regulatory agreement involving low-cost loans provided that OCHI agreed to provide low-income housing to the tenants of the California Hotel for a 30 year period. The TCAC agreement has recently been violated after OCHI and some city officials moved to force the existing residents out of the old historic hotel, and threatened to cut off the water, gas and electricity to the premises.

Click below for full story...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=414#more-414

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

Temporary Victory For Residents of The California Hotel

August 2, 2008

By Lynda Carson

At around 4:30 pm on July 30th, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Keller handed a victory to the residents of the historic California Hotel by granting them another 30 days before ruling on whether or not they may continue to reside in their housing. A Temporary Restraining Order that went into effect a few weeks ago to stop the owners of the California Hotel from shutting off the gas, water and electricity will continue to remain in effect at least until August 27, when the next hearing will occur to decide the fate of the poor, elderly and disabled residents of the California Hotel.

Click below for full story...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=381#more-381

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Berkeley Considers Selling Public Housing to Private Company

December 5, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=15123

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Housing Authorities Prepare For Section 8 Housing Cuts

August 5, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=14172

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Budget Cuts, and the Pathway to Homelessness

April 30, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12527

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Oakland’s Notorious Slumlords Nailed By Court

April 4, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12256

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Section 8 Tenants Can Remain When Owners Opt Out of Program

March 17, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12127

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Arson Plot Could Have Targeted Oakland’s Ridge and Menlo Hotels

February 9, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11658

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Arsonist “Collar” Dogs Slumlord Millionaire

February 4, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11427

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Evictions Continue at Menlo Hotel, Despite Arson Arrest of Richard Earl Singer

January 26, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11372

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Oakland Menlo Hotel Owner Charged With Arson Scam

January 19, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11242

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BHA May Get Benefits From Privatizing It’s Public Housing Sites

March 5, 2010

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=5249

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Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resignations

February 1, 2010

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=4853

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Berkeley’s Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization

January 7, 2010

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=4613

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Oakland plans to abandon the poor in public housing

September 15, 2008

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=538

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California Hotel Tenants File Million Claim

August 8, 2008

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=414

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Temporary Victory For Residents of The California Hotel

August 2, 2008

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=381

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(Laney Tower Newspaper)

California Hotel tenants fight back

Declare human right to housing, resist gentrification, discrimination

Issue date: 7/26/08 By Reginald James and Lynda Carson

Click below for full story.......

http://www.laneytower.com/2.14354/california-hotel-tenants-fight-back-1.1838738

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(BeyondChron.org)

California Hotel Tenants File Million Claim Against Oakland

by Lynda Carson‚ Aug. 08‚ 2008

On August 6, 53 residents of the California Hotel filed a million claim against the City of Oakland - believing that some city officials may have been involved in a scheme to violate their rights.

John Murcko, the attorney representing the residents of the hotel believes that Oakland's Community & Economic Development Agency (CEDA) employees Sean Rogan and Marge Gladman directed the John Stewart Company and their employee Laura Sanborn to stop leasing units at the California Hotel, after tenants moved out beginning June 2007. Murcko believes that Sanborn did what she was told, who's actions thus resulted in an economic crisis at the hotel, with Sean Rogan following through with a scheme to try and buy the tenants out after the staged crisis took effect.

Click below for full story...

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=5956

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(BeyondChron.org)

[[[Serra and the 300 to 500 other plaintiffs involved in the class action lawsuit, are being represented by attorneys Stephen Perelson of Mill Valley, and John Murcko and Bill Simpich, of Oakland.]]]

Activist Attorney Sues Over Slave Labor Practices

by Lynda Carson‚ Apr. 03‚ 2007

In late March, Tony Serra — San Francisco's well known and respected criminal defense attorney — filed suit against the federal government over slave labor practices. Just out of California's Lompoc prison after serving 10 months for his years-long tax boycott, the celebrated attorney filed suit in an attempt to force the federal government to pay its prisoners a fair wage compensation for the work being done by prison inmates.

Click below for full story...

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4365

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Street Spirit Newspaper: Justice News&Homeless Blues

Welcome to the Hotel California.

Tenants sue nonprofit, say that Oakland's historic California Hotel is infested with rats and bed bugs.

by Lynda Carson  September of 2005 ...

Click below for full story...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/September2005/hotel.htm

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OAKLAND INFESTATION: Tenants Sucked Dry by Bedbugs and Landlords

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Oct 7th, 2005 2:56 PM

“It's a terrible situation with fleas, rats, bed bugs, and bad odors coming from the vents and the floors,” Murcko said. “It's the worst infestation I have seen in the last 20 years as an attorney. OCHI received a notice last November from vector control and nothing was done.”

Click below for full story...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/10/07/17731601.php

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A few San Francisco Bay View stories by Lynda Carson...

http://sfbayview.com/?s=Lynda+Carson

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A few Oakland Post articles by Lynda Carson

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?s=Lynda+Carson

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A few Berkeley Daily Planet articles by Lynda Carson

http://tinyurl.com/55zegw

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A few BeyondChron.org articles by Lynda Carson

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?query=Lynda+Carson&amount=0&blogid=1

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A few articles by Lynda Carson for Street Spirit

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/?s=Lynda+Carson&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Go

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Oakland nonprofit landlord treats tenants as if they are slave labor

No environmental justice for the poor

By Lynda Carson -- October 1, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/01/18691894.php

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Billionaire may buy Berkeley's occupied public housing units

By Lynda Carson - September 20, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/20/18690864.php

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Berkeley's Public Housing Units May Be Bought by Billionaire (Analysis)

By Lynda Carson

Wednesday September 21, 2011

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/42x6eo9

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Oakland Slum Hotel Owner Goes to Prison for Arson Plot

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/oakland-slum-hotel-owner-goes-to-prison-for-arson-plot/

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Street Spirit Archives...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Dec2006/condos.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20071008003027/http://www.thestreetspirit.org/

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Oakland tenants deserve an apology from non profit housing developer

By Lynda Carson -- August 19, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/08/20/18688262.php

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(Effie's House eviction threats)

Oakland Tenants Wrongly Threatened with Eviction

By Lynda Carson - September 1, 2011 issue

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/oakland-tenants-wrongly-threatened-with-eviction/

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Oakland tenants deserve an apology from non profit housing

http://www.phillyimc.org/en/oakland-tenants-deserve-apology-non-profit-housing

http://topics.pe.com/article/0g0ebi041OaTr?q=Oakland%2C+CA

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(California Foundation for Independent Living Centers)

Housing authorities prepare for Section 8 housing cuts

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.cfilc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=fnJFKLNnFmG&b=5200009&ct=11128177

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ARRP Sells Out The Elderly Poor and Disabled

By Lynda Carson -- July 2011

Click below...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/aarp-sell-out-the-elderly-poor-and-disabled/

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Tenants falsely accused are threatened with eviction by EBALDC

By Lynda Carson -- August 10, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/08/10/18687337.php

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Tenants falsely accused are threatened with eviction by EBALDC

by Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia

August 10th, 2011

Click below...

http://www.tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=2118

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Housing Authorities Prepare For Section 8 Housing Cuts

August 5, 2011 Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, South County

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=14172

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Housing authorities prepare for Section 8 housing cuts

By Lynda Carson - August 9, 2011

Click below...

http://sfbayview.com/2011/housing-authorities-prepare-for-section-8-housing-cuts/

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Housing Authorities Prepare For Section 8 Housing Cuts

by Lynda Carson -- July 30, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/30/18686504.php

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Oakland Hotel Owner Richard Earl Singer Pleads Guilty to Solicitation of Arson

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday July 12, 2011

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/6ky2h6l

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(San Francisco Bay View Newspaper) 

Wealthy slumlord pleads guilty to solicitation of arson

July 12, 2011

By Lynda Carson

Click below for complete story & photos...

http://sfbayview.com/2011/wealthy-slumlord-pleads-guilty-to-solicitation-of-arson/

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(California Black Media)

Wealthy Slumlord Pleads Guilty to Solicitation of Arson

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/69vh523

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Oakland Tenants Are Targeted for Displacement

By Lynda Carson  June, 2011

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/oakland-tenants-are-targeted-for-displacement/

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Oakland tenants harassed over .5 million renovation scheme

By Lynda Carson - July 28, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/28/18686307.php

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Oakland Tenants Are Targeted for Displacement

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/oakland-tenants-are-targeted-for-displacement/

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Assault on Oakland's Homeless Population Continues

By Lynda Carson - January 20, 2010

http://coastalpost.com/articles/2010/01/14.html

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Street Spirit - archived

http://web.archive.org/web/20050407215756/http://www.thestreetspirit.org/

http://web.archive.org/web/20090430131608/http://www.thestreetspirit.org/

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Oakland Post - Lynda Carson stories...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?s=Lynda+Carson

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(WEAP)

Budget Cuts, Pathway to Homelessness

By Lynda Carson

Bay View

May 4, 2011

http://weap.org/news/406/17/Budget-Cuts-Pathway-to-Homelessness.htm

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East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation salaries rise as poverty increases

By Lynda Carson -- June 10, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/11/18681551.php

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June 7, 2011, Open Letter To East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

By Lynda Carson -- June 7, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/07/18681324.php

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Berkeley Tenants and Activists Rally to Save Public Housing

By Lynda Carson

Monday May 23, 2011

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/c4orfaa

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Astrid Edwards Rockmother Films

eshore@newamericamedia.org

(New America Media - Marin Way Court story on Front Page.)

Foreclosure Sale Forces Old Tenants v.s New landlord Fight

By Lynda Carson...

Click below...

http://newamericamedia.org/2011/06/foreclosure-sale-forces-old-tenant-vs-new-landlord-fight.php

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(San Francisco Bay View Newspaper)

Marin Way Court tenants targeted for displacement

June 4, 2011

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://sfbayview.com/2011/marin-way-court-tenants-targeted-for-displacement/

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Oakland's Marin Way Court tenants are targeted by Arroyo & Coates for displacement

by Lynda Carson, IndyBay

May 25th, 2011

Click below...

http://tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=2011

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Oakland's Marin Way Court tenants are targeted by Arroyo & Coates for displacement

By Lynda Carson -- May 25, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/05/25/18680466.php

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Public housing profiteers plan conference to displace Berkeley's poor

By Lynda Carson -- May 12, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/05/12/18679569.php

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May 2011, Street Spirit

http://tinyurl.com/3lb2n37

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(SF Bayview Newspaper - Much different version than Oakland Post article. This version is also available in the May issue of Street Spirit Newspaper.)

Budget cuts, pathway to homelessness

May 4, 2011

By Lynda  Carson ... Click below...

http://sfbayview.com/2011/budget-cuts-pathway-to-homelessness/

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(SF Bayview Newspaper)

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget cuts devastate the disabled, poor, sick and elderly

April 3, 2011

By Lynda Carson

http://sfbayview.com/2011/gov-jerry-brown’s-budget-cuts-devastate-the-disabled-poor-sick-and-elderly/

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

Budget Cuts, and the Pathway to Homelessness

April 30, 2011

by Lynda Carson

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12527#more-12527

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Women and infant programs are attacked by Winfield's Congressman Randy Hultgren

By Lynda Carson -- April 20, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/04/20/18677618.php

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Wheaton Congressman votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans, and the poor

By Lynda Carson -- April 17, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/04/17/18677394.php

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

Oakland’s Notorious Slumlords Nailed By Court

April 4, 2011

by Lynda Carson

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12256

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HUD Approves Berkeley's Public Housing Disposition Scheme

by Lynda Carson

IndyBay

January 5, 2011

http://weap.org/news/363/17/HUD-Approves-Berkeley-s-Public-Housing-Disposition-Scheme.htm

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Oakland Renters News

by Lynda Carson ( lyndacarson [at] excite.com )

Wednesday Dec 25th, 2002 8:25 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/12/25/15543961.php

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Nonprofit Organization Double-Crosses Berkeley’s Homeless Youth

Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia, 5/17/2009

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/news/print.asp?id=28652

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Berkeley seeks buyers for occupied public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- May 9, 2011

http://www.raisethefist.com/?Berkeley_seeks_buyers_for_occupied_public_housing_units_:_Indybay-08

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(SF Bayview)

Budget cuts, pathway to homelessness

May 4, 2011

By Lynda  Carson ... Click below...

http://sfbayview.com/2011/budget-cuts-pathway-to-homelessness/

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Budget cuts, and the pathway to homelessness in Oakland

By Lynda Carson -- April 11, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/04/11/18676920.php

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Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget cuts devastate the disabled, poor, sick and elderly

April 3, 2011

By Lynda Carson

http://sfbayview.com/2011/gov-jerry-brown’s-budget-cuts-devastate-the-disabled-poor-sick-and-elderly/

>>>>>>>>>>>

Berkeley Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization

Friday, 08 January 2010 09:32 Oakland Post

By Lynda Carson...

http://calblackmediaassoc.com/news/oakland-post/64-berkeley-public-housing-residents-oppose-privatization.html

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GOVERNOR BROWN OFFERS NOTHING NEW !! ONLY MORE CUTS TO EDUCATION.THE POOR .THE DISABLED AND WORKING PEOPLE

By Lynda Carson -- March 25, 2011

http://www.prisonactivist.org/node/930

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(Street Spirit, April 2011 - See Page 6)

Brown's Budget Cuts Devastate the Poor and Disabled

By Lynda Carson... Click below for page 6...

http://tinyurl.com/3okua65

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(Oakland Post - Berkeley, Marin, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, South County)

Oakland's Notorious Slumlords Nailed By Court

By Lynda Carson -- April 4, 2011

Click below...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12256

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Oakland notorious slumlords nailed by court

By Lynda Carson -- March 29, 2011

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/29/18675935.php

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Oakland notorious slumlords nailed by the court

by Lynda Carson

March 29th, 2011

Click below...

http://tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=1910

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Oakland notorious slumlords nailed by the court

by Lynda Carson

March 29th, 2011

Click below...

http://raisethefist.com/?Oakland_notorious_slumlords_nailed_by_the_court_:_Indybay-02

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Oakland notorious slumlords nailed by the court

by Lynda Carson

March 29th, 2011

Click below...

http://www.fremontupdate.com/www__Dindybay__Dorg/_news_Oakland-notorious-slumlords-nailed-by-the-court.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Gov. Jerry Brown's budget cuts devastate the disabled, poor, sick and elderly

By Lynda Carson -- March 25, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/25/18675581.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

.5 million loan to affordable housing developer places low-income renters into debt

EBALDC serves low-income tenants bogus renovation notices on 2 occaisions

By Lynda Carson -- March 17, 2011

New - http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/18/18674958.php

Old - http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/17/18674837.php

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.5 million loan to affordable housing developer places low-income renters into debt

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/6149

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Thomas To Pay .5 Million To Tenants

by Lynda Carson

Saturday Nov 8th, 2008 1:26 PM

http://hannah-slumblogmillionaire.blogspot.com/2011/03/keeping-security-deposits-without-cause.html

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Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing

by Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia

January 1st, 2010

http://tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=1168

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Oakland's Menlo Hotel tenants served illegal eviction notices

by Lynda Carson, Indybay

January 14th, 2011

http://tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=1788

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Non profit developer pressures renters to obtain free building renovations

By Lynda Carson -- Tuesday October 12, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/10/12/18661250.php

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February 2011, issue of Street Spirit

http://afsc.org/document/february-2011-street-spirit

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San Francisco cops’ illegal searches caught on video

March 11, 2011

By Lynda Carson

http://sfbayview.com/2011/san-francisco-cops-illegal-searches-caught-on-video/

>>>>>>>>>>>

San Francisco cops’ illegal searches caught on video

By Lynda Carson

http://therealtimer.com/San-Francisco-cops-illegal-searches-caught-on-video

>>>>>>>>>>>

San Francisco cops’ illegal searches caught on video

By Lynda Carson

http://readhotelreviews.com/2011/03/12/san-francisco-cops-illegal-searches-caught-on-video/

>>>>>>>>>>>

San Francisco cops’ illegal searches caught on video

By Lynda Carson

http://motel-hotel-booking.us/san-francisco-cops-illegal-searches-caught-on-video-san-francisco-bay-view.html

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S.F. cops accused of perjury and illegal searches

By Lynda Carson -- March 6, 2011

http://www.raisethefist.com/?SF_cops_accused_of_perjury_and_illegal_searches_:_Indybay-43

>>>>>>>>>>>

S.F. cops accused of perjury and illegal searches

By Lynda Carson -- March 6, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/06/18673974.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

S.F. cops accused of perjury and illegal searches

http://keepamericaatwork.com/?p=46327

>>>>>>>>>>>

S.F. cops accused of perjury and illegal searches

http://gate2bay.com/www__Dindybay__Dorg/_S-F-cops-accused-of-perjury-and-illegal-searches.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Elevator Company Cancels Service Agreements At Oakland's Menlo Hotel, and Ridge Hotel

By Lynda Carson -- March 22, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/22/18675365.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Menlo Hotel Arson Scam Slumlord Due In Court Feb. 17

By Lynda Carson

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/16/18672241.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Landlord Richard Thomas is sued for millions for cheating tenants

By Lynda Carson -- February 21, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/21/18672671.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Berkeley, Marin, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, South County)

Section 8 tenants can remain when owners opt out of program

By Lynda Carson  -- March 17, 2011

Click below...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=12127

>>>>>>>>>>>

Section 8 Tenants can Remain When Owners Opt out of Program

By Lynda Carson

Monday February 28, 2011

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2011-03-02/article/37419?headline=Section-8-Tenants-can-Remain-When-Owners-Opt-out-of-Program

>>>>>>>>

Section 8 tenants can remain when owners opt out of program

By Lynda Carson

http://news.yahoo.com/local-news/12797358/source/4795843/The+Berkeley+Daily+Planet

>>>>>>>>>>>

Section 8 tenants can remain when owners opt out of program

By Lynda Carson -- February 28, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/28/18673308.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Arson Plot Could Have Targeted Oakland’s Ridge and Menlo Hotels

February 9, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11658#more-11658

>>>>>>>>>>>

Wealthy Menlo Hotel owner charged with arson scam is back in court

January 31, 2011

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/388/257/Wealthy_Menlo_Hotel_owner_charged_with_arson_scam_is_back_in_court.html

>>>>>>>>>>>

Wealthy Menlo Hotel owner charged with arson scam is back in court

January 31, 2011

http://sfbayview.com/2011/wealthy-menlo-hotel-owner-charged-with-arson-scam-is-back-in-court/

>>>>>>>>>>>

Arsonist “Collar” Dogs Slumlord Millionaire

February 4, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11427

>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland Menlo Hotel Owner Charged With Arson Scam

January 19, 2011

By Lynda Carson...

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11242

>>>>>>>>>>>

Evictions Continue at Menlo Hotel, Despite Arson Arrest of Richard Earl Singer

January 26, 2011

http://content.postnewsgroup.com/?p=11372

>>>>>>>>>>>

HUD approves Berkeley's public housing disposition scheme

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/05/18668388.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland's Menlo Hotel tenants served illegal eviction notices

by Lynda Carson, Indybay

January 14th, 2011

http://www.tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=1788

>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland's Menlo Hotel tenants served illegal eviction notices

By Lynda Carson -- January 14, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/14/18669228.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland Menlo Hotel owner charged with arson scam

By Lynda Carson -- January 20, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/01/20/18669642.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Menlo Hotel tenants sue RMD Services in Oakland

By Lynda Carson -- December 19, 2009

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/19/18633096.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

OAKLAND INFESTATION: Tenants Sucked Dry by Bedbugs and Landlords

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Oct 7th, 2005 2:56 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/10/07/17731601.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Assault on Oakland's homeless population continues

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday Dec 13th, 2009 11:01 AM

http://right2survive.blogspot.com/

>>>>>>>>>>>

Cops entrap Justice for Oscar Grant marchers: two eyewitness

Click below for pages of links to one account by Lynda Carson called, Cops arrest 152 Justice for Oscar Grant protesters...

http://tinyurl.com/24zpjer

>>>>>>>>>>>

(SF Bay View Newspaper)

Cops entrap Justice for Oscar Grant marchers: two eyewitness accounts

November 10, 2010

Cops arrest 152 Justice for Oscar Grant protesters

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://sfbayview.com/2010/cops-entrap-justice-for-oscar-grant-marchers-two-eyewitness-accounts/

>>>>>>>>>>>

Cops entrap Justice for Oscar Grant marchers: two eyewitness accounts

http://happilynaturalday.com/consciousness/cops-entrap-justice-for-oscar-grant-marchers-two-eyewitness-accounts/

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Prison Activist Resource Center)

Cops arrest around 100 protesters in Oakland after Mehserle sentencing

Cops arrest around 100 protesters in Oakland around E. 18th St., and 7th Ave! Fallout from the Oscar Grant murder continues

by Lynda Carson -- November 6, 2010

Click below...

http://www.prisonactivist.org/node/811

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Raise The Fist)

Cops arrest around 100 protesters in Oakland

By Lynda Carson, click below...

http://www.raisethefist.com/?Cops_arrest_around_100_protesters_in_Oakland_:_Indybay-01

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Break All Chains)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Cops arrest around 100 protesters in Oakland

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )
Saturday Nov 6th, 2010 Indybay.org


Click below...

http://breakallchains.blogspot.com/2010/11/cops-arrest-around-100-protesters-in.html

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Johannes Mehserle Gets Minimum Sentence of Two Years

Fri Nov 5 2010 (Updated 11/07/10)

Community Gather in Oakland to React to Mehserle Sentencing; 152 Arrested in Night March

Click below to links to stories, including Lynda Carson article,  & photos...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/11/05/18663245.php

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(Clarification - Cops arrest around 152 protesters in Oakland)

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/11/06/18663294.php

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Stanford University supports eviction of elderly widow with cancer

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Jun 16th, 2010 7:19 PM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/06/16/18650908.php

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PETRA promotes doom for public housing

October 6, 2010

http://sfbayview.com/2010/petra-promotes-doom-for-public-housing/

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PG&E contractor threatens to call police, for asking about Smart Meters

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Thursday Jul 22nd, 2010 11:55 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/07/22/18654556.php

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The Pavement Magazine -- London, England

War on Californian homeless. May 18th 2009. What's happening in Berkeley may ring some bells ...

By Lynda Carson...

http://www.thepavement.co.uk/search.php?journalist=49

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Using Section 8 funding to dispose of Berkeley's public housing

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday April 27, 2010

http://tinyurl.com/2c6mwrr

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(Urban Habitat Magazine)

Efforts to terminate Berkeley's public housing program has stalled

Dateline: 04/09/2010

Source: Indy Bay News Wire.

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5335

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(Oakland Post Newspaper)

BHA intends to terminate it’s public housing program

Posted by admin on April 5th, 2010

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=5939

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Troubles At The Bekeley Housing Authority Result In The Proposal Of Mass Firings!

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )



Tuesday May 22nd, 2007

Mass Firings At Berkeley Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson May 22, 2007

http://www.hobb.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2007&Itemid=197

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BHA attempts to block residents from buying their long-time public housing units

Dateline: 03/25/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/5318

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BHA attempts to block residents from buying their long-time public housing units

By Lynda Carson -- March 19, 2010

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/19/18641981.php

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Berkeley's scheme to privatize public housing, double-crosses the poor

By Lynda Carson -- March 16, 2010

Click below....

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/16/18641467.php

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Berkeley Housing Authoritys shady operations

by Lynda Carson -- SF Bay View Newspaper...

http://www.sfbayview.com/2010/berkeley-housing-authority’s-shady-operations/

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Shady operations in the Berkeley Housing Authority, may involve ICF International

by Lynda Carson -- March 3, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/03/18639429.php

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BHA may get kickbacks for privatizing it's public housing sites

by Lynda Carson -- February 28, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/02/28/18639061.php

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Berkeley's scheme to privatize public housing, double-crosses the poor

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Mar 16th, 2010 6:20 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/16/18641467.php

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Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resiginations

by Lynda Carson -- February 1, 2010

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=4853

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Berkeley's Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization

by Lynda Carson -- January 7, 2010

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=4613

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Commentary: Berkeley’s Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization Of Their Housing

Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia , 1/1/2010

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/news/print.asp?id=30236

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Assault on Oakland's homeless population continues

Dateline: 

12/13/2009

Source: 

Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5052

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(available on Twitter)

Memorials honor homeless deaths in Oakland, and across the nation

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )



Monday Dec 21st, 2009 9:04 PM

http://twitter.com/indybay2/status/6925965977

Google: Memorials honor homeless deaths in Oakland, and across the nation

http://tinyurl.com/y9rpvpk

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Memorials honor homeless deaths in Oakland, and across the nation

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Monday Dec 21st, 2009 9:04 PM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/21/18633358.php

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(KPFA)

December 19, 2009 KPFA news broadcast with Lynda Carson & Andrew Wolff -- Interview over the Menlo Hotel tenants lawsuit.

Click below...

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/57097

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Menlo Hotel tenants sue RMD Services in Oakland

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Saturday Dec 19th, 2009 1:43 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/19/18633096.php

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Assault on Oakland's homeless population continues

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday Dec 13th, 2009 11:01 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/13/18632466.php

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Corrupt non profit developer (EBALDC) challenged for swindling the poor

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Nov 20th, 2009 1:49 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/11/20/18629418.php

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USATODAY.com

0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

Oakland -- An extra 0 million in federal funding to save tens of thousands from becoming homeless ...

Click below for Lynda Carson article... 

http://content.usatoday.com/topics/article/Palm+Beach/0cTe9tkdCLgzU/1

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(Twitter)

0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

Click below...

http://twitter.com/mybeststuf/status/3530604706

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LOCAL Chicago News Wire :: Housing

0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

Current rating: 0

24 Aug 2009  (Updated)

by Lynda Carson

0 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in the WAUKEGAN HOUSING AUTHORITY, HSG AUTHORITY FOR LASALLE COUNTY, WHITESIDE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY, AURORA HOUSING AUTHORITY, and the cities of California including Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional 0 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!

Click below...

 

http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/87399/index.php

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0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

August 25th, 2009 Posted 12:07 am

Oakland -- An extra 0 million in federal funding to save tens of thousands from becoming homeless in the nation's Section 8 Housing Voucher

Posted in DailyGazette,  Rotterdam Forums,  Schenectady Forums,  Various Blogs

Click below...

http://cityofschenectady.net/2009/08/25/

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Greed fuels demand for project based vouchers by nonprofit developers

by Lynda Carson - October 28, 2009

http://tinyurl.com/yd3dasw

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Greed fuels demand for Project Based Vouchers by non profit developer

By Lynda Carson -- October 16, 2009

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/10/16/18625686.php

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(News in Boston)

0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

by Lynda Carson

tenantsrule (nospam) yahoo.com (verified)

24 Aug 2009

Modified: 11:44:14 PM

0 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional 0 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!

Click below for full story...

http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/208268/index.php

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Published on LA Indy Media...

0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/08/229924.php

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0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

August 25th, 2009 Posted 12:07 am

Oakland -- An extra 0 million in federal funding to save tens of thousands from becoming homeless in the nation's Section 8 Housing Voucher

Posted in DailyGazette,  Rotterdam Forums,  Schenectady Forums,  Various Blogs

Click below...

http://cityofschenectady.net/category/dailygazette/

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

by Lynda Carson

Monday Aug 24th, 2009 10:02 PM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/08/24/18619041.php

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(Portland Indy Media)

0 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short

author: Lynda Carson         e-mail: tenantsrule@yahoo.com

Click below...

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/08/393636.shtml

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When 'Affordable Housing' Is Not Affordable

by Lynda Carson

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2004/september2004/afforadblehousing.htm

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland red tagged buildings displace 200 residents

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Aug 26th, 2009 1:58 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/08/26/18619704.php

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(Media Freedom - Major Network News Website)

Stealing public housing from Oakland's poor

Click below...

http://mediafreedom.pnn.com/5174-independent-news-sources

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(Shortened revised SF Bay View version for October's Newspaper Issue.)

Stealing public housing from Oakland’s poor

by Lynda Carson - September 30, 2009

Click below...

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/stealing-public-housing-from-oakland’s-poor/

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(Available with Urban Habitat - Original version)

Stealing public housing from Oakland's poor

Dateline: 

09/28/2009

Source: 

Indy Bay News Wire

By Lynda Carson

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/4753

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(Available with WEAP - Original version)

Stealing Public Housing from Oakland's Poor

By Lynda Carson

IndyBay

September 28, 2009

http://tinyurl.com/yd9rsxz

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Stealing public housing from Oakland's poor

Click below...

http://www.newstin.com/tag/us/147470937

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Stealing public housing from Oakland's poor

(Shortened SF Bay View version - syndicated news feed link)

Click below...

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/sfbayview

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(Original version)

Stealing public housing from Oakland's poor

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Monday Sep 28th, 2009 3:18 AM

Oakland -- On Monday September 28, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a hearing at the Oakland Housing Authority in the commissioners meeting room that is designed to assist in the further taking of Oakland's public housing units from the poor, through the promotion of the proposed LHAP (program) being discussed to facilitate the disposition of over 1,600 public housing units, from Oakland's poor.

Terri (real person) is a middle aged poor black homeless woman on General Assistance, who was lucky enough to find a one bedroom public housing unit on Kirkham St., in West Oakland, for only .00 per month for rent, including the security deposit.

After waiting for two years on Oakland's public housing waiting list, Terri was notified during the past week by the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) that a one bedroom apartment became available for her.

With no other means of support other than General Assistance (GA) which only aids indigent adults with a maximum cash grant of 6.00 per month in Alameda County, Terri feels extremely grateful that public housing exists to help people like her to get off the streets, and into some housing of their own.

Click below for full story......

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/09/28/18623605.php

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Stealing From The Poor: The Section 8 Scandal

by Lynda Carson

On July 20, 2004 people organized by the Campaign for Renters Rights held a victory rally outside Alameda City Hall after Alameda Housing Authority Director Michael Pucci managed to persuade HUD to fork over 0,000 that it owed to restore funding for 108 families that had their housing vouchers terminated due to the Section 8 crisis created by HUD.

Click below...

http://www.createpeaceathome.org/streetspirit/2004/june2004/stealingsection8.htm

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Oakland Housing Authority creates loophole to use Section 8 funds for public housing



Dateline: 

09/12/2009

Source: 

Indy News Wire

By Lynda Carson

 Oakland - The disposition plan for over 1,600 public housing units owned and operated by the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA), signals the end of public housing as we know it if other Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) follow suit and switch to the Section 8 model being promoted by the OHA for it's public housing program.

 In a nut shell, the OHA wants to determine which of it's small scattered public housing sites that are occupied with very low-income households, will be sold off, so that the proceeds can be used to build much larger mixed income housing projects for higher income residents, like the Hope Vl mixed income housing projects that have displaced the poor all across the nation.

Click below for full story...

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/4726

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/taxonomy/term/116

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SECTION 8 IN OAKLAND

Editors, Daily Planet:

Will the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) have to raise the rents on all Section 8 tenants in Oakland once they start using Section 8 vouchers to fund public housing? The Oakland Tribune mentions that Oakland will use Section 8 vouchers for funding public housing, but does not mention if HUD has increased the budget for Oakland’s Section 8 voucher program.

The Oakland Tribune also fails to address how tenants in Oakland’s Section 8 voucher program waiting list will be affected by the proposals to give Section 8 vouchers to public housing tenants. Will those on the waiting list have to wait longer as a result, to receive a Section 8 voucher?

Once the OHA starts using Section 8 vouchers to fund Oakland’s public housing program while there is still a major funding shortfall occurring in the Section 8 voucher program in 15 percent of the nation’s Public Housing Authorities, will the Oakland Housing Authority have to raise the rents on all other Section 8 tenants, because of the proposals to divert Section 8 funding to public housing?

The Tribune article raises more questions than it answers.

Lynda Carson

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2009-09-17/article/33750?headline=Letters-to-the-Editor

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Sending Kids To Jail For Cash



By Lynda Carson   March 2009

Coastal Post Newspaper

Corrupt Luzerne County Judges Of Pennsylvania Admit To Being Part Of Kickback Scheme To Lock Up Kids For Cash

Two corrupt judges admit to accepting .6 million in payments to take kids away from their families to house them in juvenile detention facilities (prisons) for kids in Pennsylvania, for little more than petty to minor offenses or infractions.

Click below for full story by Lynda Carson...

http://www.coastalpost.com/09/03/15_S.html

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Oakland Housing Authority creates loophole to use Section 8 funds for public housing

By Lynda Carson -- September 12, 2009

Published on Indy Bay News Wire...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/09/13/18621765.php

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Special to the Planet...

Arts & Entertainment:

Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble Packs Yoshi's in Oakland

By Lynda Carson  Special to the Planet

Thursday September 03, 2009

Click below....

http://tinyurl.com/nmj3h7

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Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble Packs Yoshi's in Oakland

Published on the Indy Bay News Wire...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/08/31/18620315.php

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Section 8 funding crisis

by Lynda Carson  -- SF Bay View  Newspaper -- September 9, 2009

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/section-8-funding-crisis/

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Democrats sell out California’s poor, elderly and disabled in budget deal

July 28, 2009 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/democrats-sell-out-california’s-poor-elderly-and-disabled-in-budget-deal/

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Section 8 landlords sue cops for civil rights violations

June 5, 2009 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/section-8-landlords-sue-cops-for-civil-rights-violations/

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Housing renovation funds may displace hundreds of families

March 7, 2009 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/housing-renovation-funds-may-displace-hundreds-of-families/

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Oakland declares 120-day delay in utility shut-offs

December 24, 2008 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/oakland-declares-120-day-delay-in-utility-shut-offs/

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Big victory for California Hotel tenants

November 3, 2008 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/big-victory-for-california-hotel-tenants/

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Oakland Housing Authority to privatize half its public housing

October 24, 2008 by Lynda Carson

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/oakland-housing-authority-to-privatize-half-its-public-housing/

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Oakland's master plan to displace the poor

http://on-the-news.com/oakland-housing-authority.html

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland's master plan to displace the poor

http://sanfranciscoescortsnews.com/san-francisco-escorts-oaklands-master-plan-to-displace-the-poor.html

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Buzz Log - Oakland's push to get rid of blacks...

(Oakland's master plan to displace the poor by Lynda Carson)

Oakland Housing Authority (+1,027%). An independent news story accuses Oakland of having a master plan to push poor African Americans out of its city...

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/92855

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Democrats sell out California’s poor, elderly and disabled in budget deal

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/democrats-sell-out-california%e2%80%99s-poor-elderly-and-disabled-in-budget-deal/

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Oakland Housing Authority Wait List Opens

by Posted by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Monday Jul 27th, 2009 1:43 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/27/18612648.php

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Democrats sell out California's poor, elderly, and disabled in budget deal

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday Jul 26th, 2009 2:02 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/26/18612443.php

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Oakland's master plan to displace the poor

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday Jul 19th, 2009 2:31 AM

Oakland's master plan to displace the poor is in full effect, and low-income African-Americans are being targeted by the City!

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/07/229055.php

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/19/18609088.php

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Updated: Oakland's master plan to displce the poor : LA IMC

Jul 20, 2009 ... Oakland's master plan to displace the poor is fully in effect!

This is the Updated article including the July 20, 2009, statement from ...

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/07/229055.php

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Oakland Community Housing Inc. Investigation Update:

July 16, 2009 by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608400.php

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608400.php?show_comments=1#18608407

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608400.php?show_comments=1#18608570

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608400.php?show_comments=1#18608419

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Berkeley Listed As 10th Meanest City In USA For The Homeless!

Bay Area Indymedia - Lynda Carson - ‎14 hours ago‎

Click below....

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608266.php

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Rally To Protect Seniors, the Disabled & Children -

Friday, April 29, 2005

(Lynda Carson is a speaker along with Congresswoman

Lynn Woolsey)

Click below for details...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/04/29/NBGOJCFDP21.DTL&type=printable

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Berkeley Listed As 10th Meanest City In U.S.A. For The Homeless!

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Thursday Jul 16th, 2009 12:31 AM

On July 15, 2009 the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty listed Berkeley as the 10th meanest city across the nation for the homeless to reside in!

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/16/18608266.php

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Investigation into Oakland non profit housing organization underway

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Apr 1st, 2009 2:42 AM

Activists are pleased that an investigation into Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI) is underway, but are deeply disappointed that their demands to have more oversight instituted over the way non profit housing organizations are spending millions in tax payer dollars on their housing projects, has been rejected by Oakland City officials!

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/04/01/18585115.php

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June 5, 2009

Section 8 landlords sue cops for civil rights violations

by Lynda Carson

Click below.......

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/section-8-landlords-sue-cops-for-civil-rights-violations/

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Nonprofit housing organizations use Tribune against critics of renovation schemes

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Mar 20th, 2009 2:08 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/20/18579560.php

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Oakland housing organization believes the poor are dirty and unclean

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Mar 4th, 2009 11:34 PM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/04/18575030.php

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Housing News- Sending Kids To Jail For Cash

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Feb 13th, 2009 5:24 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/02/13/18570038.php

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Oakland's housing renovation schemes move forward

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Mar 10th, 2009 11:36 PM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/10/18576156.php

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Nonprofit Organization Double-Crosses Berkeley's Homeless Youth

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday May 17th, 2009 9:02 PM

Click below for story...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/17/18595589.php

>>>>>>>>

Section 8 Landlords Sue Cops for Civil Rights Violations

Wed May 13 2009 (Updated 05/14/09) Lawsuit Alleges Antioch Police Used Illegal Tactics to Evict Section 8 Tenants

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/13/18594535.php

>>>>>>>>

Section 8 Landlords Sue Cops For Civil Rights Violations

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule@yahoo.com )

Tuesday May 12th, 2009 10:25 PM

Click below for story...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/12/18594411.php

>>>>>>>>

Oakland's Just Cause ordinance protects tenants from bankers, realtors, and landlords

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Monday Mar 23rd, 2009 4:03 PM

Click below....

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/23/18581219.php

>>>>>>>>

Tenants oppose Oakland's renovation plans that may displace hundreds

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday Mar 22nd, 2009 8:37 PM

Click below....

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/22/18580798.php

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Housing renovation funds may displace hundreds of families

Dateline: 

03/07/2009

By Lynda Carson

Click below for full story...

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/3829

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March 7, 2009

Housing renovation funds may displace hundreds of families

Stop the displacement: Pack the CEDA meeting Tuesday, March 10, 2-4:30 p.m., at Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, first floor

by Lynda Carson

Click below for full details...

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/housing-renovation-funds-may-displace-hundreds-of-families/

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Oakland renovation schemes may displace hundreds from their housing

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Sunday Mar 1st, 2009 5:09 AM

(Tenants in many low-income housing sites face eviction from huge renovation projects, including Effie's House.)

Click below for full story...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/03/01/18574212.php

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(Final Wrap FW)

Oakland's NOFA funds are sought to settle OCHI's legal issues (FW)

(NOFA renovation schemes may displace hundreds)

By Lynda Carson February 23, 2009

Click below for full story.......

http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2009/02/66678.php

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/02/386877.shtml

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Oakland's NOFA funds are sought to settle OCHI's legal issues

By Lynda Carson February 20, 2009

Click below for full story...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/02/20/18572214.php 

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Oakland declares 120-day delay in utility shut-offs

by Lynda Carson, Dec. 23, 2008 - San Francisco Bay View Newspaper

Click below for full story...

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/oakland-declares-120-day-delay-in-utility-shut-offs/

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Chronicle gets .5 Million damage award story against Richard Thomas wrong

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule@yahoo.com ) Sunday Dec 7th, 2008 1:15 PM ...

Click below for full story...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/12/07/18553921.php

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Activist Attorney Sues Over Slave Labor Practices

April 3, 2007 by  Lynda Carson

Click below for full Beyondchron story........

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4365

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland plans to abandon the poor in public housing

Click below for Post News Group article by Lynda Carson......

http://postnewsgroup.net/2008/09/15/oakland-plans-to-abandon-the-poor-in-public-housing/

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California Hotel Tenants File Million Claim Against Oakland

Click below for Beyondchron article by Lynda Carson.....

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=5956

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(Laney Tower Newspaper)

California Hotel tenants fight back

Declare human right to housing, resist gentrification, discrimination

Issue date: 7/26/08 By Reginald James and Lynda Carson

Click below for full story.......

http://tinyurl.com/d99plb

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July 1, 2008 KPFA news story about 500 facing eviction in Oakland (California Hotel), with interview of John Murcko and Lynda Carson...

http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=27114

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Welcome to the California Hotel

(500 evictions in Oakland)

Berkeley Daily Planet, CA

By Lynda Carson     July 3, 2008

Today (July 1) on KPFA evening news, local attorney John Murcko

announced that he plans to file a lawsuit next week in Alameda County ...

Click below for more...

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-07-03/article/30479?headline=Welcome-to-the-California-Hotel

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Oakland plans to abandon the poor in public housing

Click below for full Urban Habitat Magazine story by Lynda Carson.......

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/2615

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Defense Attorney Tony Serra Sues Feds Over Slave Labor Practices

By Lynda Carson    May 2007

Oakland, CA. -- During late March, San Francisco's well-known and respected activist attorney J. Tony Serra, filed suit against the federal government...

Click below for full Coastal Post Newspaper article...

http://www.coastalpost.com/07/05/03_TonySerraStory.html

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Green Party Voter Guide

(Includes California Hotel article by Lynda Carson, November 2008)

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

of need. —by Lynda Carson (Lynda is a Green. Party member.

She may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com. John Murcko is one ...

Click below...

http://www.acgreens.org/VG/GPAC-VG-1108.pdf

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland Housing Authority to privatize half its public housing

Oakland City Attorney’s office settles lawsuit against the Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson,   November 2008 - San Francisco Bay View Newspaper...

Oakland - Around Oct. 16, a settlement agreement was reached between the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) and the Oakland City Attorney’s office regarding a Feb. 15, 2007, lawsuit by the City charging that 1,615 apartment units at 254 public housing sites were cited for code violations and unsafe living conditions.

Click below for full story.........

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/oakland-housing-authority-to-privatize-half-its-public-housing/

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Mass evictions from Oakland's public housing

Wikinews article by Lynda Carson, May 15, 2006...

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Mass_evictions_from_Oakland%27s_public_housing

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oakland Infestation: Tenants Sucked Dry by Bed Bugs, Slum Lords

by Lynda Carson/Fault Lines ( sfbay-print [at] indymedia.org )

Tuesday Oct 4th, 2005 8:58 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/10/04/17726311.php

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Street Spirit: Justice News&Homeless Blues

Welcome to the Hotel California.

Tenants sue nonprofit, say that Oakland's historic California Hotel is infested with rats and bed bugs.

by Lynda Carson  September of 2005 ...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/September2005/hotel.htm

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Residents in Oakland's California Hotel Threatened With Eviction

(IndyBay - Lynda Carson California Hotel Update)

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/16/18516582.php

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California Hotel tenants fight for their human right to housing

by Reginald James   & Lynda Carson - On-line version of Bay View

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Reginald James is editor-in-chief of the Laney Tower newspaper at Laney College in Oakland. Email him at  reggiegeneral@yahoo.com. Housing rights advocate Lynda Carson contributed to the story. She may be reached at tenantsrule@yahoo.com or (510) 763-1085.

http://tinyurl.com/5er462

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Temporary Victory For The Residents Of The California Hotel

By Lynda Carson  July 30, 2008

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/30/18521145.php

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California Hotel is raided by City of Oakland

By Lynda Carson       July 21, 2008

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/21/18518511.php

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City of Oakland Raids California Hotel

by Lynda Carson‚ Jul. 23‚ 2008 -- Beyondchron

Click below....

http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/City_of_Oakland_Raids_California_Hotel_5899.html

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California Hotel tenants are not alone with eviction fears

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Saturday Jul 19th, 2008 4:04 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/19/18517601.php

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California Hotel tenants fight against non profit to remain in housing

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Thursday Jul 17th, 2008 8:01 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/17/18516962.php

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Judge Grants TRO To California Hotel Tenants To Stop Shutoff Of Utilities

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/11/18515378.php

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Oakland non profit (OCHI) sued for .5 million over mass eviction scheme

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Jul 8th, 2008 7:41 AM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/08/18514487.php

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California Hotel Unlawful Eviction Update

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Jul 15th, 2008 8:29 PM

    On July 14 (Bastille Day), the tenants of the California Hotel and their supporters held a 6pm rally &

protest to demonstrate against the unlawful attempts to evict the long-time tenants out of their housing!

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/15/18516527.php

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Oakland Declares 120-Day Delay in Utility Shut Offs

by Lynda Carson,

December 24th, 2008

Click below for full story...   

http://www.tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=562

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Wrongful Mass Eviction Case Settled By Oakland Housing Authority

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2007/Lockwood-Gardens-Oakland11aug07.htm

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Investigation Of

Oakland Housing Authority

Underway

Search Warrant Seeks OHA Computer

LYNDA CARSON / Indy Media News Wire 16jun2006

Click below for full story...

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/OHA-Lockwood-Gardens16jun2006.htm

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Big victory for California Hotel tenants

by Lynda Carson,  November  2008 - San Francisco Bay View Newspaper

Oakland - In a huge victory for the tenants of the California Hotel, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Richard Keller ruled on Oct. 29 to keep in place a temporary restraining order against Oakland Community Housing Inc. (OCHI), stopping the corrupt nonprofit housing developer from evicting the tenants or shutting off the gas, water and electricity at the historic hotel they reside in.

Click below for full San Francisco Bay View article......

http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/big-victory-for-california-hotel-tenants/

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Oakland renters displaced by Hope Vl program

Wikinews article by Lynda Carson... October 25, 2006

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Oakland_renters_displaced_by_Hope_VI_program

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Poor Tenants Deceived by Oakland Housing Official Now Face the Nightmare of Mass Eviction

by Lynda Carson

Click below for full story...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/Mayreal2006/index.htm

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Superior Court Judge Blocks Mass Evictions

"The court's rulings further reinforces our clients' position that the wrongdoing was done on the part of the Housing Authority." -- Jorge Aguilar, Eviction Defense Center

by Lynda Carson

Click below for full story...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/June2006/evictions.htm

*********

Probe into Corruption at Oakland Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson

Click below for full story...

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/July2006/corruption.htm

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Oakland plans to abandon the poor in public housing

(Contains letters in opposition to disposition plan by Just Cause Oakland and The Public Interest Law Project in the comment section.)

Click below......

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/14/18538083.php

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Oakland plans to abandon the poor in public housing

Click below for full story by Lynda Carson.......

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/2615

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Commentary: Berkeley Housing Authority’s Plan To Dump its Waiting List

Berkeley Daily Planet - Aug 24, 2007

By Lynda Carson 2007-08-24. On Aug. 22, Berkeley Housing Authority board members were scheduled to vote on a resolution to terminate it’s existing housing ...

http://www.berkeleydaily.org/issue/2007-09-04/article/27866

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Oakland Renter's In A Crisis

Bay Area Indymedia - Dec 31, 2001

By Lynda Carson 12/28/01. Oakland, Ca-Within 3 day's after the December 18 ... Holly Finck of Just Cause Oakland/Mission Housing SF, arranged through her ...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2001/12/31/1131111.php

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Commentary: Prop. 98 Would Eliminate Rent Control and Tenant Protections

By Lynda Carson -- Berkeley Daily Planet

Thursday, May 08

The June 2008 Ballot has a dangerous measure known as Proposition 98 (California Property Owners and Farmland Protection Act, or CPOFPA). If passed by the voters, Prop. 98 would terminate rent control, tenant protections, and would place homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning laws that may prohibit the placing of a “pig sty” next to someone’s home, or a “porn shop” next to a church or school.

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-05-08/article/29951

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WINGS broadcast, with Lynda Carson interview by Kellia

Ramares which aired in 7 countries; Subject: Cuts to

subsidized housing programs...

http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=program-info&program_id=2248&nav=&

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Rally To Protect Seniors, the Disabled & Children -

Friday, April 29, 2005

(Lynda Carson is a speaker along with Congresswoman

Lynn Woolsey)

The group Save Section 8 of Marin is holding a rally

opposing recently proposed federal budget cuts that

will affect those who need assistance most: local

housing programs and the services they provide to

extremely low-income working families with children;

fixed-income people with disabilities; and senior

residents. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, will be the

keynote speaker at the rally. She will be joined by

Supervisor Charles McGlashan; Stephen Willard, program

manager for Section 8, Marin Housing Authority; the

Rev. Carol Hovis, executive director of Marin

Interfaith Council; and activist Lynda Carson.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/04/29/NBGOJCFDP21.DTL&type=printable

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Tenant Group Helps Save Berkeley Housing Authority

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Tuesday Mar 6th, 2007 1:31 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/06/18373305.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

Stanford University supports eviction of elderly widow with cancer

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Wednesday Jun 16th, 2010 7:19 PM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/06/16/18650908.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

PETRA: the Death of Public Housing

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday July 20, 2010

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2010-07-20/article/35899?headline=PETRA-the-Death-of-Public-Housing

>>>>>>>>>>

PETRA, the death of public housing

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Friday Jul 16th, 2010 9:50 PM

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/07/16/18654036.php

>>>>>>>>>>

Tenants Together : PETRA, the death of public housing

Jul 16, 2010 ... The author of this article addresses the potential conversion of public housing units in Berkeley and the Obama administration's PETRA ...

http://tenantstogether.org/article.php?id=1517

>>>>>>>>>>

Activist Attorney Sues Over Slave Labor Practices

April 3, 2007 by Lynda Carson

Click below for full Beyondchron story........

http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4365

>>>>>>>>>>

Housing & Homelessness (News) | Urban Habitat

PETRA, the death of public housing. Dateline: 07/16/2010. Source: Indy Bay News Wire. By Lynda Carson Berkeley - The scheme to privatize and ...

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/5574

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HUD's Far-Right Policy Shift to Privatize 1.2 Million Units of Low-Income Housing

Click below for page 2 story by Lynda Carson...

http://afsc.org/document/june-2010-street-spirit

>>>>>>>>>>

(SF Bay View)

Conflict of interest corrupts Berkeley’s public housing privatization scheme

May 27, 2010

by Lynda Carson

Berkeley – On Friday, April 23, ICF International’s vice president, Carole Norris from the multi-national’s corporate office in San Francisco, could be found at the North Berkeley Senior Center pushing for the termination of Berkeley’s public housing program from her lofty position as the chair of the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA).

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/37hdlxr

>>>>>>>>>>

(All Voices)

Conflict of interest corrupts Berkeley’s public housing privatization scheme

Click below...

http://www.allvoices.com/news/5937336-conflict-of-interest-corrupts-berkeleys-public-housing-privatization-scheme

>>>>>>>>>>

(Berkeley Daily Planet)

The Far-Right Policy Shift to Privatize 1.2 Million Public Housing Units

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday May 25, 2010

In a stunning move that targets the poor, the Obama Administration is pushing hard to privatize our nations 1.2 million public housing units, in addition to proposing a radical change to the way 13 major federal subsidized housing programs including the Section 8 voucher program, are being funded by congress.

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/37gabru

>>>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

HUD's far-right policy shift to privatize 1.2 million public housing units

by Lynda Carson -- May 25, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/25/18648805.php

>>>>>>>>>>

Berkeley Housing Authority Commissioner lashes out at critics

by Lynda Carson -- May 12, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/12/18647741.php

>>>>>>>>>

(Street Spirit Newspaper - May 2010)

Housing Officials Charged With Conflict of Interest in Plan to Terminate Berkeley's Public Housing

Click below, see bottom half of page two...

http://tinyurl.com/2f3ad8t

>>>>>>>>>>

(Street Spirit Newspaper - April 2010)

Berkeley Officials Act to Terminate Public Housing

Click below, see page two...

http://tinyurl.com/29kur9f

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(Street Spirit Newspaper -- February 2010)

Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resignations

Click below, page two...

http://tinyurl.com/26lbu82

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Oakland Housing Authority ducks question of public housing privatization

By Lynda Carson -- May 5, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/05/18647046.php

>>>>>>>>>>

Conflict of interest corrupts Berkeley's public housing privatization scheme

By Lynda Carson -- April 29, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/30/18646238.php

>>>>>>>>>>

(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Using Section 8 funding to dispose of Berkeley's public housing

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday April 27, 2010

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/2c6mwrr

>>>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

Using Section 8 funding to dispose of Berkeley's public housing

by Lynda Carson -- April 26, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/26/18645740.php

>>>>>>>>>>

(WEAP)

ICF International's Carole Norris moves to terminate Berkeley's public housing program

By Lynda Carson
IndieBay
April 20, 2010

http://tinyurl.com/2b25e7n

>>>>>>>>>>>

(San Francisco Bay View Newspaper -- April 12, 2010)

Berkeley public housing residents were not informed of their rights

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/3alm4qa

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Urban Habitat)

Efforts to terminate Berkeley's public housing program has stalled

Dateline: 04/09/2010

Source: Indy Bay News Wire.

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5335

>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

Efforts to terminate Berkeley's public housing program has stalled

by Lynda Carson -- April 9, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/09/18644143.php

>>>>>>>>

(Oakland Post -- Berkeley Tri City Post)

BHA intends to terminate it’s public housing program

Posted by admin on April 5th, 2010

By Lynda Carson

Click below for full story & photo... (a.k.a. Berkeley's public housing residents were not fully informed of their rights)

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=5939

>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

BHA's public housing residents were not informed of their rights

By Lynda Carson -- March 29, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/29/18643284.php

>>>>>>>>

(Urban Habitat)

BHA attempts to block residents from buying their long-time public housing units

Dateline: 03/25/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5318

>>>>>>>>

(Indy Media)

Nonprofit developers want Berkeley's public housing, without the poor

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://indymedia.us/en/2010/03/41344.shtml

>>>>>>>>

(WEAP)

Nonprofit Developers are Interested in Berkeley's Public Housing, Minus the Poor

By Lynda Carson -- March 21, 2010

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/ybp6krd

>>>>>>>>

Berkeley's scheme to privatize public housing, double-crosses the poor

By Lynda Carson -- March 16, 2010

Click below....

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/16/18641467.php

>>>>>>>>

Mayor Tom Bates may have appointed BHA chair commissioner to annihilate Berkeley's public housing program

By Lynda Carson -- March 24, 2010

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/24/18642787.php

>>>>>>>>

(SF Bay View)

Berkeley Housing Authority's shady operations -- San Francisco Bay View

March 6, 2010 -- According to documents recently released online by the Office of the City Manager in Berkeley, the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) may ...

By Lynda Carson

Click below for full story...

http://www.sfbayview.com/2010/berkeley-housing-authority’s-shady-operations/

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Urban Habitat)

Berkeley Housing Authority's shady operations

Dateline: 03/06/2010

By Lynda Carson

Berkeley – According to documents recently released online by the Office of the City Manager in Berkeley, the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) may receive kickbacks from a local non-profit housing developer in a scheme to privatize, revitalize and sell off its public housing. The scheme involves a vice president of consultant ICF International.


Click below...

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5270

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(Oakland Post)

BHA May Get Benefits From Privatizing It's Public Housing Sites

by Lynda Carson -- March 5th, 2010

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=5249

>>>>>>>>>>>

Shady operations in the Berkeley Housing Authority, may involve ICF International

by Lynda Carson -- March 3, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/03/18639429.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

BHA may get kickbacks for privatizing it's public housing sites

by Lynda Carson -- February 28, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/02/28/18639061.php

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(Post Group Newspapers)

Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resignations

by Lynda Carson -- February 1, 2010

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=4853

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

BHA attempts to block residents from buying their long-time public housing units

Dateline: 03/25/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/5318

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Saturday Jan 2nd, 2010 4:50 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/01/02/18634048.php

>>>>>>>>>>>

(California Black Media)

Berkeley Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization

Friday, 08 January 2010 09:32

By Lynda Carson ... Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/yzp9sa3

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Berkeley Daily Planet Newspaper)

Partisan Position: Residents Oppose Privatization of Berkeley Public Housing

By Lynda Carson

Berkeley Daily Planet -- Thursday January 07, 2010

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/yajn84p

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(Berkeley Post Newspaper)

Berkeley’s public housing residents oppose privatization

By Lynda Carson -- January 6 - 12

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/ybhkhgk

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Commentary: Berkeley’s Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization Of Their Housing

Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia , 1/1/2010

Click below...

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/news/print.asp?id=30236

>>>>>>>>>

(SF Bay View Newspaper)

January 4, 2010

Berkeley’s public housing residents oppose privatization

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/y874tvm

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(January 23, 2010 -- San Francisco Bay View Newspaper)

Berkeley public housing tenants demand resignations

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/yfrtwvq

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 

Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resignations


Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia, 1/20/2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/01/20/18635737.php

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(Los Angeles Indy Media)

Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations

by Lynda Carson Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Click below...



http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/01/234245.php

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(Urban Habitat)

Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing

Dateline: 01/01/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/5073

>>>>>>>>>

Conflict of interest corrupts Berkeley's public housing privatization scheme

By Lynda Carson -- April 29, 2010

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/30/18646238.php

>>>>>>>>>>

(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Using Section 8 funding to dispose of Berkeley's public housing

By Lynda Carson --  Tuesday April 27, 2010

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/2c6mwrr

>>>>>>>>>>

Conflict of interest corrupts Berkeley's public housing privatization scheme

By Lynda Carson -- April 29, 2010

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/30/18646238.php

>>>>>>>>>>

Berkeley Housing Authority Commissioner lashes out at critics

by Lynda Carson -- May 12, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/12/18647741.php

>>>>>>>>>

(Street Spirit Newspaper - May 2010)

Housing Officials Charged With Conflict of Interest in Plan to Terminate Berkeley's Public Housing

Click below, see bottom half of page two...

http://tinyurl.com/2f3ad8t

>>>>>>>>>

(Street Spirit Newspaper - April 2010)

Berkeley Officials Act to Terminate Public Housing

Click below, see page two...

http://tinyurl.com/29kur9f

>>>>>>>>>

(Street Spirit Newspaper -- February 2010)

Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resignations

Click below, page two...

http://tinyurl.com/26lbu82

>>>>>>>>>

Conflict of interest corrupts Berkeley's public housing privatization scheme

By Lynda Carson -- April 29, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/30/18646238.php

>>>>>>>>>>

(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Using Section 8 funding to dispose of Berkeley's public housing

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday April 27, 2010

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/2c6mwrr

>>>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

Using Section 8 funding to dispose of Berkeley's public housing

by Lynda Carson -- April 26, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/26/18645740.php

>>>>>>>>>>

(WEAP)

ICF International's Carole Norris moves to terminate Berkeley's public housing program

By Lynda Carson
IndieBay
April 20, 2010

http://tinyurl.com/2b25e7n

>>>>>>>>>>>

(San Francisco Bay View Newspaper -- April 12, 2010)

Berkeley public housing residents were not informed of their rights

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/3alm4qa

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Urban Habitat)

Efforts to terminate Berkeley's public housing program has stalled

Dateline: 04/09/2010

Source: Indy Bay News Wire.

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5335

>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

Efforts to terminate Berkeley's public housing program has stalled

by Lynda Carson -- April 9, 2010

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/09/18644143.php

>>>>>>>>

(Oakland Post -- Berkeley Tri City Post)

BHA intends to terminate it’s public housing program

Posted by admin on April 5th, 2010

By Lynda Carson

Click below for full story & photo... (a.k.a. Berkeley's public housing residents were not fully informed of their rights)

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=5939

>>>>>>>>

(Urban Habitat)

BHA attempts to block residents from buying their long-time public housing units

Dateline: 03/25/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5318

>>>>>>>>

(Indy Media)

Nonprofit developers want Berkeley's public housing, without the poor

by Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://indymedia.us/en/2010/03/41344.shtml

>>>>>>>>

(WEAP)

Nonprofit Developers are Interested in Berkeley's Public Housing, Minus the Poor

By Lynda Carson -- March 21, 2010

Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/ybp6krd

>>>>>>>>

Mayor Tom Bates may have appointed BHA chair commissioner to annihilate Berkeley's public housing program

By Lynda Carson -- March 24, 2010

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/24/18642787.php

>>>>>>>>

(SF Bay View)

Berkeley Housing Authority's shady operations -- San Francisco Bay View

March 6, 2010 -- According to documents recently released online by the Office of the City Manager in Berkeley, the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) may ...

By Lynda Carson

Click below for full story...

http://www.sfbayview.com/2010/berkeley-housing-authority’s-shady-operations/

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Oakland Post)

BHA May Get Benefits From Privatizing It's Public Housing Sites

by Lynda Carson -- March 5th, 2010

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=5249

>>>>>>>>>>>

(Post Group Newspapers)

Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resignations

by Lynda Carson -- February 1, 2010

Click below...

http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=4853

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

BHA attempts to block residents from buying their long-time public housing units

Dateline: 03/25/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...

http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/5318

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(Indy Bay News Wire)

Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing

by Lynda Carson ( tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com )

Saturday Jan 2nd, 2010 4:50 AM

Click below...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/01/02/18634048.php

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(California Black Media)

Berkeley Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization

Friday, 08 January 2010 09:32

By Lynda Carson ... Click below...

http://tinyurl.com/yzp9sa3

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(Berkeley Daily Planet Newspaper)

Partisan Position: Residents Oppose Privatization of Berkeley Public Housing

By Lynda Carson

Berkeley Daily Planet -- Thursday January 07, 2010

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http://tinyurl.com/yajn84p

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(Berkeley Post Newspaper)

Berkeley’s public housing residents oppose privatization

By Lynda Carson -- January 6 - 12

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http://tinyurl.com/ybhkhgk

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Commentary: Berkeley’s Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization Of Their Housing

Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia , 1/1/2010

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http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/news/print.asp?id=30236

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(SF Bay View Newspaper)

January 4, 2010

Berkeley’s public housing residents oppose privatization

By Lynda Carson

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http://tinyurl.com/y874tvm

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(January 23, 2010 -- San Francisco Bay View Newspaper)

Berkeley public housing tenants demand resignations

by Lynda Carson

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http://tinyurl.com/yfrtwvq

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Berkeley Public Housing Tenants Demand Resignations


Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia, 1/20/2010

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http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/01/20/18635737.php

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(Los Angeles Indy Media)

Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations


by Lynda Carson Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at 9:50 PM

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http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/01/234245.php

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(Urban Habitat)

Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing

Dateline: 01/01/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

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http://www.urbanhabitat.org/node/5073

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(Berkeley Daily Planet)

Using Section 8 funding to dispose of Berkeley's public housing

By Lynda Carson

Tuesday April 27, 2010

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http://tinyurl.com/2c6mwrr

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(WEAP)

ICF International's Carole Norris moves to terminate Berkeley's public housing program

By Lynda Carson
IndieBay
April 20, 2010

http://tinyurl.com/2b25e7n

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(San Francisco Bay View Newspaper -- April 12, 2010)

Berkeley public housing residents were not informed of their rights

by Lynda Carson

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http://tinyurl.com/3alm4qa

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(Urban Habitat)

Efforts to terminate Berkeley's public housing program has stalled

Dateline: 04/09/2010

Source: Indy Bay News Wire.

by Lynda Carson

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http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5335

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

Efforts to terminate Berkeley's public housing program has stalled

by Lynda Carson -- April 9, 2010

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http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/04/09/18644143.php

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(Oakland Post -- Berkeley Tri City Post)

BHA intends to terminate it’s public housing program

Posted by admin on April 5th, 2010

By Lynda Carson

Click below for full story & photo... (a.k.a. Berkeley's public housing residents were not fully informed of their rights)

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http://www.postnewsgroup.net/postnewsgroupcom/?p=5939

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(Indy Bay News Wire)

BHA's public housing residents were not informed of their rights

By Lynda Carson -- March 29, 2010

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http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/29/18643284.php

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(Urban Habitat)

BHA attempts to block residents from buying their long-time public housing units

Dateline: 03/25/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

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http://urbanhabitat.org/node/5318

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(Indy Media)

Nonprofit developers want Berkeley's public housing, without the poor

by Lynda Carson

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http://indymedia.us/en/2010/03/41344.shtml

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(WEAP)

Nonprofit Developers are Interested in Berkeley's Public Housing, Minus the Poor

By Lynda Carson -- March 21, 2010

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http://tinyurl.com/ybp6krd

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Mayor Tom Bates may have appointed BHA chair commissioner to annihilate Berkeley's public housing program

By Lynda Carson -- March 24, 2010

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/24/18642787.php

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Oakland nonprofit housing developer (EBALDC) plans to relocate to new location

By Lynda Carson -- March 13, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/13/18709233.php

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Oakland police supports counterinsurgency group to oppose Occupy Oakland

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http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/07/18706793.php

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Low-income subsidized renters may have to pay higher rents

By Lynda Carson -- February 14, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/14/18707300.php

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Oakland Community Policing Advisory Board Member Rankles Anonymous

By Lynda Carson -- February 9, 2012

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/09/18706967.php

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Long-term housing vacancies add to homelessness problem

By Lynda Carson -- February 3, 2012

Oakland -- Long-term vacancies in low-income affordable housing projects and public housing continue to add to the homelessness problem in Oakland, and throughout the Bay Area.

Despite the extremely long waiting lists of the poor and low-income family households that are trying to move into public housing, and other so-called affordable housing projects for low-income households throughout Oakland and the Bay Area, there continues to be plenty of empty apartments sitting around that remain vacant for long periods of time.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/03/18706492.php

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The affordable housing welfare exemption tax sham

By Lynda Carson -- January 31, 2012

Oakland -- It's that time of year again for the poverty pimps in the so-called affordable housing industry to pressure the tenants in their so-called affordable housing properties into filling out a form that would allow the developers to become eligible from paying any property taxes on their rental units, through what is called the Welfare Exemption.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/31/18706299.php

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Federal voucher reform bill targets the poorest of the poor for rent increases

By Lynda Carson

A revised draft of the voucher reform bill was released by Republican staff of the House Financial Services Committee on January 13, 2012.

Residents throughout the country in public housing, or are Section 8 voucher holders, or are in privately-owned project-based Section 8 units and subsidized housing units, would fall under the new draft law being proposed, and would be negatively affected if the voucher reform bill is passed into law.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/25/18705629.php

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Homeless persons have no value to the authorities

By Lynda Carson -- January 19, 2012

Oakland -- As people in Oakland and other cities throughout the state and across the country held Homeless Memorials recently to honor homeless persons who died on the streets during the past year, as recent as Jan. 13, 2012, the authorities in Orange County, captured and arrested an alleged serial killer of homeless men.

On early Saturday morning January 14, 2012, ex-Marine, Itzcoatl Ocampo, age 23, was booked in the Anaheim jail as a suspect in the recent cold blooded stabbing killings of four homeless people, that have occurred since December, 20, 2011.

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2012/01/251075.php

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Serial killer of homeless persons is captured

by Lynda Carson -- January 14, 2012

Oakland -- To the relief and the horror of the homeless community in Orange County and throughout California, on early Saturday morning January 14, 2012, Itzcoatl Ocampo, of Yorba Linda, California, was booked in the Anaheim jail as a suspect in the recent cold blooded stabbing killings of four homeless people, that have occurred since December, 20, 2011.

The recent spate of killings have terrorized the homeless population nearby, and throughout the state. As the blood of the homeless people flowed onto the wealthy streets of Orange County during nearly the past month, the homeless persons on the streets wondered if they were going to be next to die at the hands of the serial killer.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/14/18704753.php

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Oakland tenants harassed over .5 million renovation scheme

By Lynda Carson - July 28, 2011

Oakland -- On July 7, 2011 the tenants at 829 E. 19th St., had their water shut off for hours after contractors finally began work on a .5 million renovation scheme meant to enrich the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) by as much 5,000 or more, just in developers fees alone.

The .5 million massive renovation scheme that threatens tenants with displacement is known as the Effie's House Project, and EBALDC is one of Oakland's largest non profit housing developers with well over 1,000 residential rental units.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/07/28/18686307.php

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Ending Redevelopment Hits Not-for-Profit Housing Developers

By Lynda Carson

Sunday January 01, 2012 - 09:44:00 AM

http://tinyurl.com/6wgzt8b

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Affordable Housing Out Of Reach For Many

By Lynda Carson August 24, 2004

Thats Darlene Maney standing next to the mural at the Hugh Taylor House as she stands with her sign that say's, Save Affordable Housing. Maney used to work for the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), and says, "My Message to the non-profits are that they have a commitment to the applicants to get them into their housing in a timely manner. It should'nt take 6 months to a year to get into low-income housing, especially if the units are prepared and sitting there vacant."

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/08/24/16928301.php

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Poverty industry flourishes as budget cuts shred the safety net

AARP double-crosses the elderly and the poor

By Lynda Carson -- June 19, 2011

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/19/18682371.php

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San Francisco cops’ illegal searches caught on video

March 11, 2011

By Lynda Carson

http://sfbayview.com/2011/san-francisco-cops-illegal-searches-caught-on-video/

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Cops arrest around 100 protesters in Oakland

by Lynda Carson -- November 6, 2010

Oakland - The November 5, 2010, light sentence of Johannes Mehserle to 2 years in prison with time served, had a big impact on my neighborhood the evening of November 5, as the neighborhood filled up with 100's of protesters fleeing from the violence of on-going police brutality, and threat of arrest by Oakland Cops.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/11/06/18663294.php

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Patients Panic Over Pain Clinic Closure



Non-Profit Sutter Health Betrays Patients

By Lynda Carson 7/17/02

Oakland Ca-Rumors regarding the imminent closure of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Pain Clinic became a nightmarish reality for a thousand patients before they ever knew what had just hit them.

In a terse June 10, 2002 letter signed by Warren Kirk, President and CEO of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, patients started to one by one be notified about the official closure of the Pain Management Service at Summit Medical Center as of July 15, 2002. Some patients have not been notified about the pain clinic closure until as recent as a week ago claim some of the patients.

Nearly a third of the patients are known as Pump Patients and need to receive refills of medication in 28 day cycles, and some need refills every three weeks due to higher more frequent doses of medication such as morphine.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/07/18/1378431.php

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