RENT may not be Controlled in LA City soon...watch out ! (tags)
Rent Control may be diluted and rents increased if CC Parks get's his strange way. He often acts as a dissenter but this time [maybe again] it is AGAINST the Renters of his city of LA. Ex-police chief wants to gouge renters so they pay for landowners' expenses for earthquake prevention, that should already be paid thru yearly Rental Increases every single year, regardless of individual improvements made on apartments. UNIFY and LEARN MORE to not allow this proposal to City Council to gain any momentum. [and see other good article w/info here @ Indy that lists City Council members' contact info to immediately start ACTING IN ALL OUR city residents' behalf. NOW !
The South Central Farm: A New Battle Begins... (tags)
The fight to save the South Central Farm is still going strong. As one activist said, “A people united will never be sub-divided.”
An Eviction in South Central (tags)
A South Central resident finds her voice in the midst of her eviction
Protest in front of San Bernardino Courthouse (tags)
Notice of protest
Venice Homeless Sweep Stopped: A Good Day in Venice for Street People (tags)
Occupy Venice, Venice Locals, Lawyers with the National Lawyers Guild, and a group called Venice Community Unity all came together on 3rd Ave in Venice to stop a homeless sweep from happening on March 29. It was a good day.
Unify for Occupy Oakland (tags)
To build the 99%, we must find unity across the economic and social strata, or the Occupation movement will be correctly derided as a quasi-elitist middle class project.
Orange County Judges Allows Violent Batterer to Sell Victims Property (tags)
In Orange County, justice is upside down and backwards in family court
Corruption in the Courts, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, California (tags)
In 2010 the United Nations Human Rights Council Report summed up the situation as "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".
Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)
PFP Candidate Dina Padilla Continues Battle Against Toxic Site (tags)
After winning a court battle in a case that developer Stuart Lichter had charged that Dina Padilla had made false claims regarding human health hazards that exist on a property that he owns, Dina Padilla says the battle will not be over until the toxic site in Downey, California is no longer a threat to the public and workers.
Clueless at City Hall: Foreclosures and Tenants (tags)
Ordinances designed to protect tenants when a house enters foreclosure can have ramifications for the property owner, neighbors and taxpayer.
Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts - Photo Essay Pt. 2 (tags)
Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 2 of 2
Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts (tags)
Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 1 of 2
LA Civic Leaders Announce, "Building Walls Builds Better Communities!!!" (tags)
The civic "leaders" of Los Angeles today announced to the world, their plan to "Build Better Communities By Building Better Walls" at the unveiling of their latest fiscal disaster, the New Rampart Division LAPD Headquarters.
PROP 98 TO ABOLISH RENT CONTROL CRUSHED (tags)
he people of California has spoken, They resoundingly rejected a state ballot measure that would have phased out rent control and barred government agencies from taking homes, businesses and farms for private development. The Echo Park Community Coaliton (EPCC) and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) is exceedingly happy about the result of the voting.". Arturo P. Garcia. EPCC and JFAV coordinator said.
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices (tags)
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices Baldwin Park, CA – While city council members publicly claimed for weeks that there were no immediate plans to seize over 500 homes and businesses by eminent domain to benefit the wealthy and politically connected Bisno Development Company, over the Christmas Holiday over 100 of the 500 threatened property owners received notices from the city informing them that they stand to lose their homes and jobs by eminent domain. The city has also been criticized for sending English only letters to Spanish speaking property owners.
Today, a small killing (tags)
A tree falls in the concrete jungle.
The 'Choose Black America' Anti-Immigration Ploy: Is Ted Hayes the New Ward Connerly? (tags)
"like Ward Connerly before him, Hayes has been bought and sold to the anti-immigration forces as 'the Blackface' in the movement"
From L.A.’s Guantanamo for the Homeless--Two Skid Row Stories (tags)
In the face of recent news reports that homeless numbers are now increasing downtown, two first-hand accounts of abuses of homeless people on L.A.'s Skid Row --and this as LAPD continues business' unprecidented eight-month attack on L.A's downtown blacks.
Politically Motivated and Retaliatory Evictions (tags)
Retaliation by the power brokers against activists results in homelessness
Noe v. City of Los Angeles: A Victory for Venice Homeless (tags)
Class Action Lawsuit settlement helps Venice homeless.
National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)
Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.
Was Destruction of South Central Farm a Crime? (tags)
California state law provides for prosecution for destroying "standing crops"
South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)
An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.
Plowed Under (tags)
S o u t h C e n t r a l F a r m: It takes a community to fight development (tags)
Saturday June 10th, 2006 - 7pm - candlelight vigil - DAY 19 of the encampment to defend the farm: 200 supporters sang, ate, marched, prayed, and stood in unity to resist forced eviction and keep watch against police raids. Located at 41st and Alameda, the 19 block/14-acre of the threatened South Central urban garden farm is under threat by developer Ralph Horowitz. The ransom is 16.5 million to 20 million.
South Central Farmers Have Secured Financing To Purchase Land From Developer (tags)
Annenberg Foundation Offers To Purchase Property
Jane Harman Campaign Violates LA City sign Ordinance. (tags)
West side primary race heating up
Why the Farmers Must Win (tags)
In its Saturday editorial, the Los Angeles Times reduced virtually all the civic concerns of the historically neglected South Central to “niceties” and condemned a swath of the district to being a “concrete-and-asphalt” wasteland,“ "a seemingly endless sweep” of “industrial warehouses, packing plants, and junkyards.” It proclaimed that developer Ralph Horowitz must triumph, and the South Central Farm must be razed. The Times was wrong.
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
On Friday February 3, Members of the community staged a protest in front of the Brentwood offices of Ralph Horowitz , demanding that he void the sale from the city of the 14 acre farm at 41st and Alameda. This is the statement that was read to the press.
"Tookies Executioner" Arnold Exposed: (tags)
Send Arnold Some Love!
Protest is on at Horowitz (tags)
A, from IMC reports.
Rent Control Rehab for the Well-Heeled (tags)
Property values have risen an average of 425% in California since 1980 and 115% in Los Angeles since 2000. If you have the means, escape the "perpetual tenant syndrome" and enter the rent control rehab program before it's too late.
Help save the South Central Farm (tags)
“The protection of the health and the safety of the people; the right of people to produce their means of subsistence" -- Lil' Joe
Much Ado About Mansionization? (tags)
Mansionizers—who are frequently "spec" builders--buy small or dilapidated homes, raze them and erect massive structures, often resembling sterile apartment buildings.
South Central Farmers injunction to save community garden is reversed by Court of Appeals- (tags)
On June 30, 2005, the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s order granting the preliminary injunction. The South Central Farmers Feeding Families have 40 days from June 30 to petition the California Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the urban garden will be demolished in about three months. Concerned supporters our community is devastated by this result and we need your support. In the same manner that the Zapatista in Chiapas are being attack so will we. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has already begun to dismantle our leadership through low intensity cointel-pro strategies. We need you all to call and write letters to the following people we have attached.....
biased insurance investigations (tags)
This is about the state of California and FBI trying to influence lawsuit reform and help large corporations get out of regulations.
Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)
In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.
Sherman (fwd)Sherman Austin Legal Battle Not Over (tags)
STATE CHARGE THREATENED !! WE NEED YOUR HELP
Montana's Alternative to Energy Deregulation (tags)
Montana's Democrats are seeking either a rural electric cooperative or public power group to buy NorthWestern Energy, the supplier/distributor of electricity and natural gas to more than 300,000 customers (after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings are finalized).
Block Away (tags)
I am in favor of IndyMedia blocking KOBE members.
RIAA sues 261 for sharing..... (tags)
RAVE bill scary! kill! kill! (tags)
More YOU Can Do to Stop the RAVE Bill: Call Senators Boxer + Feinstein and ask them to put a HOLD on the bills and to vote against any "unanimous consent request." even if you've called/written already! more below:
Los Angeles Unified School District vs the Community of 52nd Place and 53rd Street (tags)
The Los Angeles School District has threatened long time residence and business owners with the law of eminent domain in their desire to remove elderly and poor citizens from their homes in order to build schools and income producing apartments.
Midnight Special leaves Promenade (tags)
After ten years on the Third Street Promenade, Midnight Special Bookstore is being forced to re-locate.