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Berkeley Rejects $13/hour Minimum Wage, Won’t Discuss $19/hour Until Nov 10

Berkeley’s City Council rejected proposals last Tuesday evening (September 15) to raise the city’s minimum wage – even to as little as $13/hour in late 2016, and refused to discuss a Labor Commission proposal included on the council’s meeting agenda to reach a $19/hour minimum by 2020. The city was…

San Jose Sharks Ice Capades

Great time had by all according to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and most of the Council Members. They were overflowing in their praise of the City Staff. What is clear is that the ongoing rent is being reduced to pay for the improvements to the 22-year-old building, one of…

Magdalena Carrasco At Swearing-In: East Side San Jose Matters!

Minutes after her swearing-in at the Mexican Heritage Plaza on Friday evening for a four-year term representing District 5 on the San Jose City Council, newly-elected councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco voiced demands for social equity of the city’s neglected East Side, a sprawling swath of working-class neighborhoods where many residents struggle…