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Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) joined several of his colleagues and housing advocate Tameeka Knox in Sacramento to call for housing funding, reducing barriers to growth, and strengthening tenant protections. Photo via Bloom's office.
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California Lawmakers Call for Affordable Housing Funding, Fewer Obstacles to Growth

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A group of California Assemblymembers, including Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), gathered yesterday for a press conference to continue to the beat the drum for immediate and long-term action to address the state’s dire housing crisis. The nine lawmakers, including Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), were joined by Tameeka Knox, […]

Governor Schwarzenegger Finds Another Way to Rob Transit

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Photo: Trinity County California Republican Party This morning when I saw the L.A. Times headline about new budget cuts announced by Governor Schwarzenegger, I wasn’t worried.  After all, I knew this time there wasn’t anything else he could do to hurt transportation and transit.  How much more damage could be done after he abolished state […]

A Pedestrian is Killed, So Let’s Ticket — Pedestrians?

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Earlier this week, Brad posted a piece about a recent pedestrian death pedestrian critically injured by an SUV on 14th Street, asking "Is Death an Appropriate Penalty for Jaywalking?" in which he included some fascinating historical information about how jaywalkers have been demonized over the years. Photo by Poppyseed Bandits via Flickr. In Savannah, that […]