“The bill does not provide for — nor is it tied to — any funding to help tenants and landlords with the unpaid rent,” the association said. “There is no way many rental property owners will be able to keep their buildings from foreclosure if AB1436 were to become law.” … [Read more...] about California judicial leaders vote to allow tenant eviction hearings to resume Sept. 2
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McDonald had been recording ads for her podcast when Pattiz knocked on her studio door. Listeners can hear Pattiz calling out that her show is becoming more popular. McDonald asks Pattiz to let her finish the ad. As she begins touting the product, a brassiere made of memory foam, she gets flustered and stumbles on the words. … [Read more...] about UC regent who asked to hold actress’ breasts is considering resigning
Before the releases — a process now known as “Realignment” — California prison officials warned that the violent crime rate would surely rise. Instead, according to detailed studies by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California and academic researchers, the state’s violent crime continued to hover at about the same level it was in the 1960s — a historic low. “There were no impacts on violent crime,” said Magnus Lofstrom, the institute’s policy director of criminal justice. Another way of putting this: Today there is about the same amount of violent crime in California as when the state incarcerated five times fewer people. After Realignment, data did show a brief uptick in property crimes like car theft, but even that fluctuation soon disappeared, returning to a baseline that is also historically low, Lofstrom said. … [Read more...] about California could cut its prison population in half and free 50,000 people. Amid pandemic, will the state act?
6:30 p.m. US Surgeon General advises people to prioritize mental health during pandemic: In a video message posted to social media Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams advised people to prioritze their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. “So make sure you’re building in time for activities you find enjoyable, and that help you relieve stress,” Adams said. “For me, that means going for a run or spending quality time with my family and our dog, Bella.” Those in need of someone to speak to confidentially may call 1-800-273-8255 (the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) for support, Adams said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Bay Area gears up for weekend collision of scorching heat, pandemic misbehavior
The author detailed that while Harris’s predecessor, former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan, had launched an aggressive investigation into priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco accused of sexual abuse, Harris’s campaign to unseat Hallinan showed an unusual influx of unparalleled donations from high-level officials of the Catholic Church. … [Read more...] about Catholic Abuse Survivors: Kamala Harris ‘Chose Not to Prosecute a Single Abusive Priest’