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Larkspur Voters to Decide Future of Rent Control In Their City
Larkspur landlords are spending big to take down Measure D, which would impose rent control in the city, but tenant activists say it doesn’t go far enough.

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Housing Affordability

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Larkspur Voters to Decide Future of Rent Control In Their City

Larkspur landlords are spending big to take down Measure D, which would impose rent control in the city, but tenant activists say it doesn’t go far enough.
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SF Mayor London Breed Reverses Course on Proposed Sober Living Site After Community Pushback

The decision comes less than two weeks after the mayor announced the opening of 149 units at a hotel wedged between North Beach and Chinatown.

California Bill Would Require Landlords to Accept Pets

Supporters say the law would remove barriers that contribute to the housing crisis, but property owners are balking at the plan.
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California Will Help Fund the Down Payment for Your First House. Here's How to Apply

The state will distribute roughly $250 million this year as part of the 'California Dream for All' program to assist first-generation home buyers.

Immigration

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Research Finds Immigration Enforcement Hurts Students and Hinders Schoolwork — but Schools Offer Support

According to UCLA's policy brief, children of 'unauthorized immigrants' between the ages of 6 and 16 are 14% more likely to repeat a grade, while those aged 14 to 17 are 18% more likely to drop out of school altogether.
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New Bay Area Immigration Court Opens, Aims to Tackle Deportation Backlog

The federal immigration court opening in Contra Costa County will nearly double the capacity of San Francisco’s overburdened court. But advocates fear it could rush asylum seekers and other immigrants through deportation proceedings without lawyers.
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California Advocacy Group Sues ICE, Judge Orders Release of All Immigration Policies

The immigration agency has until Oct. 31 to release a trove of internal documents under a transparency lawsuit brought by a San Diego-based immigrant advocacy group. 

Half Moon Bay Farm Involved in Shooting Paid $126,000 in Workplace Violations

California Terra Garden paid $84,000 in back wages and $42,500 in penalties under federal protections for agricultural workers. A Department of Labor investigation into Concord Farms, the second site of consecutive shootings, is ongoing.

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Larkspur Voters to Decide Future of Rent Control In Their City

Larkspur landlords are spending big to take down Measure D, which would impose rent control in the city, but tenant activists say it doesn’t go far enough.

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People are clamoring to obtain pain medications as pharmacies in Oakland and San Francisco feel the crunch of a nationwide data breach.
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How to Correct a Mistake on Your Ballot for the 2024 California Primary Election

You made a mistake on your ballot. What now? From the signatures to how to correct an answer you didn't intend, we have answers to your questions about voting in the 2024 Presidential Primary Election.
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California Joins FTC and 7 Other States in Suit to Block Kroger-Albertsons Supermarket Merger

The suit, filed by the FTC on Monday, requests a temporary injunction blocking the $24.6 billion deal, which it said would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans.

Paleontologists Discover 240-Million-Year-Old 'Dragon' Fossil in Full

Dinocephalosaurus orientalis' snake-like body was 16 feet long and lived in Triassic China. The newly revealed specimen allows scientists to depict the creature in full for the first time.
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Proposition A: Why SF Is Asking Voters For a $300 Million Affordable Housing Bond

It’s the third time in a decade that San Francisco voters will be asked to approve a general obligation bond for affordable housing.
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A Growing ‘Right to Repair’ Culture in California

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