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Richmond, CA City Council Set to Hire East Palo Alto’s City Manager Tuesday Night

The City Council of Richmond, California is set to hire the current East Palo Alto City Manager Carlos Martinez. He will replace Bill Lindsay on November 1st as Bill has already announced his retirement. A vote on approving the $260k/year ($358k including benefits) is set to be voted on at…

13th Annual Netroots Nation in New Orleans

The progressive Netroots Nation 2018 took place in New Orleans, August 2-4. Netroots Nation is an annual event for Progressives to get together as a community to learn from their peers and political candidates as well as leaders in non-profits as well as those from unions and progressive companies.  …

Pearl Izumi Blames Bicyclists for Crashes

Bicycle clothing manufacturer Pearl Izumi stumbled clumsily into a consumer boycott of its products beginning in July, after posting a victim-blaming ad calling for bicyclists to “cut drivers some slack” on Facebook and YouTube. The one-minute video ad features a woman bicycling on picturesque country lanes with a voice-over proclaiming…

“House Your People” Rally at San Jose City Hall (Wed, August 1, 5:30 pm)

From the Affordable Housing Network Newsletter: STOP DISPLACEMENT! SANCTIONED ENCAMPMENTS NOW! Rally at City Hall 5:30 PM Wed August 1 SILICON VALLEY: HOUSE YOUR PEOPLE Join community and faith leaders to speak out against poverty and homelessness in the Capital of Silicon Valley, the richest place in the entire world. The…

A Look Back: How SF Bay Bridge Spiraled to Over $6.5 Billion ($13 Billion with Interest?)

As Steve Heminger, the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission announced his retirement for next year, it’s important to look at one of the largest transportation related boondoggles in the United States over the last 3-5 decades. There is an excellent Oct. 13, 2015 citylab article entitled: From $250…