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Oakland Becomes First California City To Ban Background Checks For Renters

Oakland Becomes First California City To Ban Background Checks For Renters

Following a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal background checks on potentia [...] Read full article: Oakland Becomes First California City To...→

Oakland Becomes First California City To Ban Background Checks For Renters

Oakland Becomes First California City To Ban Background Checks For Renters

Following a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal background checks on potentia [...] Read full article: Oakland Becomes First California City To...→

Some ‘disgusted’ California Little League parents ban Astros name

Some ‘disgusted’ California Little League parents ban Astros name

Some league officials say the Houston Astros’ cheating makes it a problem to send the right message about integrity to young players. Read full article: Some ‘disgusted’ California Little Leagu...→

Washington House OKs bill to centralize gun background checks

Washington House OKs bill to centralize gun background checks

The proposal would overhaul a decentralized background-check system that studies have described as fragmented, complicated and possibly loose enough to allow s [...] Read full article: Washington House OKs bill to centralize ...→

Denver City Council repeals ban on pit bulls after marathon vote

Denver City Council repeals ban on pit bulls after marathon vote

The ban was first enacted in 1989 and a 2016 attempt to place a repeal on Denver’s municipal ballot failed Read full article: Denver City Council repeals ban on pit b...→

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

State lawmakers in California are considering a bill that would prohibit state agencies from spending taxpayer money at any of the hotels owned by President Tr [...] Read full article: California bill would ban stays at Trump...→

CB5 parks and public spaces committee votes to support pesticide ban in city parks - amNewYork

By Chriss Williams Councilmembers Ben Kallos and Carlina Rivera's bill banning the use of chemical pesticides in city green spaces is gathering community Read full article: CB5 parks and public spaces committee vo...→

New York City renters no longer have to pay broker fees

New York City renters no longer have to pay broker fees

Tenants will no longer be forced to pay a broker’s fee when renting an apartment in New York City, a report said Wednesday. The ruling — which was made on Frid [...] Read full article: New York City renters no longer have to ...→

Photos: City of Oakland clears large homeless encampment at Mosswood Park

Photos: City of Oakland clears large homeless encampment at Mosswood Park

Oakland Public Works Department employees cleared debris from a homeless encampment at Mosswood Park as residents were forced to leave on Tuesday. Read full article: Photos: City of Oakland clears large hom...→

No background checks for DIY firearms, gun-rights supporters notch temporary courtroom win in Pennsylvania

No background checks for DIY firearms, gun-rights supporters notch temporary courtroom win in Pennsylvania

Unfinished receivers that have not been fully manufactured are not traditionally considered firearms, although some states have cracked down on unregulated pre [...] Read full article: No background checks for DIY firearms, g...→

Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended The City’s Temporary Ban On Pot Sales

Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended The City’s Temporary Ban On Pot Sales

This week the Detroit City Council voted unanimously to extend the recreational marijuana opt-out till late March.  Read full article: Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended...→

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

California will eliminate a homeless site located outside an Oakland Home Depot next month -- roughly six months after the city announced it would shut down th [...] Read full article: California to shut down large homeless s...→

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards [...] Read full article: New York City Council votes to ban cashl...→

California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

California announced Monday that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its "travel ban" because of its new prohibition against funding gender-transition s [...] Read full article: California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' ove...→

California city pays DACA-holder $18,750 after police detained him for ICE

California city pays DACA-holder $18,750 after police detained him for ICE

Laguna Beach has agreed to pay $18,750 to settle a complaint from a local DACA-holder who said he was unlawfully transferred to an immigration facility  — in v [...] Read full article: California city pays DACA-holder $18,750...→

Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Tenants

Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Tenants

On Tuesday night, the city of Oakland is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants [...] Read full article: Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Backgroun...→

Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

OAKLAND — Council President Rebecca Kaplan is calling for the city to buy properties up for county auction to increase the stock of affordable housing.... “I a [...] Read full article: Oakland official calls for city to buy c...→

Manchester City gets 2-season ban from Champions League

Manchester City gets 2-season ban from Champions League

The English Premier League champion has also been fined 30 million euros ($33 million). Read full article: Manchester City gets 2-season ban from C...→

Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn California travel ban

Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn California travel ban

The Texas attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California law prohibiting state employees from using taxpayer-funded business trips [...] Read full article: Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn Cal...→

Seattle City Council approves legislation protecting renters from wintertime evictionsme evictions

Seattle City Council voted Monday to limit when and how renters can be evicted from their  homes, but amended the proposal by shortening the number of months t [...] Read full article: Seattle City Council approves legislatio...→

Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Break Record in 2019

Like the 97-year-old Lear, who made his name — and TV history — with groundbreaking sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” the other honorees a [...] Read full article: Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Bre...→

New York City unveils new postpartum checks and home visits for 1st-time parents

New York City unveils new postpartum checks and home visits for 1st-time parents

Chirlane McCray, who built New York City’s mental health initiative ThriveNYC, unveiled the #NewFamilyHomeVisits initiative today. Read full article: New York City unveils new postpartum che...→

Letter: This Oakland ordinance is designed for votes, not renters

Letter: This Oakland ordinance is designed for votes, not renters

Fact: Average renters can’t afford typical down payment required for a modest home in the Bay Area. Read full article: Letter: This Oakland ordinance is design...→

After stabbing during a party, residents want California city to shut down vacation rental

After stabbing during a party, residents want California city to shut down vacation rental

The home on the 100 block of West Avenida Cordoba has been reported to law enforcement many times since 2007. Read full article: After stabbing during a party, residents...→

Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer parking ban for all city streets | MinnPost

Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer parking ban for all city streets | MinnPost

The city currently prohibits commercial vehicles from parking on either side of streets in residential areas, but that leaves some commercial and industrial ar [...] Read full article: Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer ...→

Trump Administration Sues California in San Diego Over Private Prison Ban - Times of San Diego

A similar lawsuit was filed in San Diego federal court last month by the GEO Group, a Florida-based corporation that owns and operates private prisons, jail an [...] Read full article: Trump Administration Sues California in ...→

The high cost of beating City Hall in California

The high cost of beating City Hall in California

Ron Mugar celebrated when he fought City Hall and won. Then came a bill for $60,000 in attorney fees from the same government that tried to take his home. Read full article: The high cost of beating City Hall in Ca...→

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards [...] Read full article: New York City Council votes to ban cashl...→

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to the Sooner State. Read full article: Oklahoma governor orders ban on state tr...→

LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Migrant Detention Centers

LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Migrant Detention Centers

The ordinance specifically notes a private children’s immigrant detention center which was recently proposed in Arleta. Read full article: LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Mi...→

Oakland may ban tenant criminal background checks

Oakland may ban tenant criminal background checks

Oakland City Council may prohibit landlords from rejecting a prospective tenant because of a criminal record. Read full article: Oakland may ban tenant criminal backgrou...→

Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ California travel ban after filing suit

Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ California travel ban after filing suit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against California. The lawsuit alleges that the California law, which was put [...] Read full article: Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ Ca...→

Denver City Council votes to lift city ban on pit bulls, though some regulations remain

Denver City Council votes to lift city ban on pit bulls, though some regulations remain

After more than 30 years in the books, Denver’s pit bull ban will be a thing of the past, following a decision by city council Monday night to give this contro [...] Read full article: Denver City Council votes to lift city b...→

Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel Ban, AG Paxton Says It 'Violates U.S. Constitution'

Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel Ban, AG Paxton Says It 'Violates U.S. Constitution'

Texas is taking on California, suing The Golden State's 2017 travel ban forbidding all non-essential travel to the Lone Star state. Read full article: Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel B...→

Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up Nearly 100%

Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up Nearly 100%

The NSSF reports that firearm background checks in Virginia in January 2020 were nearly 100 percent over the number of checks in January 2019. Read full article: Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up...→

Boston to consider broker fees after New York City ban

Boston to consider broker fees after New York City ban

Boston may follow New York City’s lead in getting rid of broker fees, as Mayor Martin Walsh plans to create a working group to study the fees as sky-high rents [...] Read full article: Boston to consider broker fees after New...→

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Background Checks, Are Open to Red Flag Laws: DMN-UT Tyler Poll

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Background Checks, Are Open to Red Flag Laws: DMN-UT Tyler Poll

Texans strongly support expanding background checks for gun purchases and laws that let police remove guns from people deemed by a judge to be dangerous, accor [...] Read full article: Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Backgroun...→

Americans evacuated from city at center of coronavirus outbreak land in California

Americans evacuated from city at center of coronavirus outbreak land in California

The outbreak that started in central China has left at least 170 people dead and infected thousands around the world. Read full article: Americans evacuated from city at center ...→

San Diego City Council Approves Ban on Scooters

San Diego City Council Approves Ban on Scooters

The San Diego City Council narrowly voted Tuesday to approve a ban on motorized scooters on the city’s boardwalks. Read full article: San Diego City Council Approves Ban on S...→

Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in every Oakland City Council district

Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in every Oakland City Council district

As council members, we must reach across district lines and work together to reduce serious crime city-wide. Read full article: Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in ever...→

New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ stores in potential setback for Visa, MasterCard

New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ stores in potential setback for Visa, MasterCard

The future of retail is supposed to include “cashless” stores, where shoppers pay with a swipe, or tap, of their credit or debit card – or with their smartphon [...] Read full article: New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ st...→

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to [...] Read full article: Oklahoma governor orders ban on state tr...→

California man claims group of homeless thugs in Oakland beat him with sticks, two-by-fours

California man claims group of homeless thugs in Oakland beat him with sticks, two-by-fours

What started out as a minor traffic infraction for a 21-year-old California man turned into a brutal beating near one of Oakland's largest homeless camps. Max [...] Read full article: California man claims group of homeless ...→

Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background Checks

Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background Checks

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday moved to approve an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from asking about a potential tenant’s criminal history or reje [...] Read full article: Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background ...→

City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Housing Reach Deal to Sell Home

City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Housing Reach Deal to Sell Home

Wedgewood Inc, the city of Oakland and Moms4Housing, the organizations involved in the case of the homeless mothers squatting in a vacant West Oakland home, re [...] Read full article: City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Hous...→

Some ‘disgusted’ California Little League parents ban Astros name

Some ‘disgusted’ California Little League parents ban Astros name

Some league officials say the Houston Astros’ cheating makes it a problem to send the right message about integrity to young players. Read full article: Some ‘disgusted’ California Little Leagu...→

Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ California travel ban after filing suit

Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ California travel ban after filing suit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against California. The lawsuit alleges that the California law, which was put [...] Read full article: Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ Ca...→

Denver City Council votes to lift city ban on pit bulls, though some regulations remain

Denver City Council votes to lift city ban on pit bulls, though some regulations remain

After more than 30 years in the books, Denver’s pit bull ban will be a thing of the past, following a decision by city council Monday night to give this contro [...] Read full article: Denver City Council votes to lift city b...→

Seattle City Council approves legislation protecting renters from wintertime evictionsme evictions

Seattle City Council voted Monday to limit when and how renters can be evicted from their  homes, but amended the proposal by shortening the number of months t [...] Read full article: Seattle City Council approves legislatio...→

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

State lawmakers in California are considering a bill that would prohibit state agencies from spending taxpayer money at any of the hotels owned by President Tr [...] Read full article: California bill would ban stays at Trump...→

Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up Nearly 100%

Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up Nearly 100%

The NSSF reports that firearm background checks in Virginia in January 2020 were nearly 100 percent over the number of checks in January 2019. Read full article: Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up...→

Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Break Record in 2019

Like the 97-year-old Lear, who made his name — and TV history — with groundbreaking sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” the other honorees a [...] Read full article: Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Bre...→

New York City renters no longer have to pay broker fees

New York City renters no longer have to pay broker fees

Tenants will no longer be forced to pay a broker’s fee when renting an apartment in New York City, a report said Wednesday. The ruling — which was made on Frid [...] Read full article: New York City renters no longer have to ...→

Letter: This Oakland ordinance is designed for votes, not renters

Letter: This Oakland ordinance is designed for votes, not renters

Fact: Average renters can’t afford typical down payment required for a modest home in the Bay Area. Read full article: Letter: This Oakland ordinance is design...→

No background checks for DIY firearms, gun-rights supporters notch temporary courtroom win in Pennsylvania

No background checks for DIY firearms, gun-rights supporters notch temporary courtroom win in Pennsylvania

Unfinished receivers that have not been fully manufactured are not traditionally considered firearms, although some states have cracked down on unregulated pre [...] Read full article: No background checks for DIY firearms, g...→

Americans evacuated from city at center of coronavirus outbreak land in California

Americans evacuated from city at center of coronavirus outbreak land in California

The outbreak that started in central China has left at least 170 people dead and infected thousands around the world. Read full article: Americans evacuated from city at center ...→

Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer parking ban for all city streets | MinnPost

Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer parking ban for all city streets | MinnPost

The city currently prohibits commercial vehicles from parking on either side of streets in residential areas, but that leaves some commercial and industrial ar [...] Read full article: Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer ...→

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

California will eliminate a homeless site located outside an Oakland Home Depot next month -- roughly six months after the city announced it would shut down th [...] Read full article: California to shut down large homeless s...→

Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in every Oakland City Council district

Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in every Oakland City Council district

As council members, we must reach across district lines and work together to reduce serious crime city-wide. Read full article: Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in ever...→

The high cost of beating City Hall in California

The high cost of beating City Hall in California

Ron Mugar celebrated when he fought City Hall and won. Then came a bill for $60,000 in attorney fees from the same government that tried to take his home. Read full article: The high cost of beating City Hall in Ca...→

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards [...] Read full article: New York City Council votes to ban cashl...→

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to [...] Read full article: Oklahoma governor orders ban on state tr...→

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to the Sooner State. Read full article: Oklahoma governor orders ban on state tr...→

California city pays DACA-holder $18,750 after police detained him for ICE

California city pays DACA-holder $18,750 after police detained him for ICE

Laguna Beach has agreed to pay $18,750 to settle a complaint from a local DACA-holder who said he was unlawfully transferred to an immigration facility  — in v [...] Read full article: California city pays DACA-holder $18,750...→

Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background Checks

Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background Checks

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday moved to approve an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from asking about a potential tenant’s criminal history or reje [...] Read full article: Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background ...→

Oakland may ban tenant criminal background checks

Oakland may ban tenant criminal background checks

Oakland City Council may prohibit landlords from rejecting a prospective tenant because of a criminal record. Read full article: Oakland may ban tenant criminal backgrou...→

Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

OAKLAND — Council President Rebecca Kaplan is calling for the city to buy properties up for county auction to increase the stock of affordable housing.... “I a [...] Read full article: Oakland official calls for city to buy c...→

Manchester City gets 2-season ban from Champions League

Manchester City gets 2-season ban from Champions League

The English Premier League champion has also been fined 30 million euros ($33 million). Read full article: Manchester City gets 2-season ban from C...→

Washington House OKs bill to centralize gun background checks

Washington House OKs bill to centralize gun background checks

The proposal would overhaul a decentralized background-check system that studies have described as fragmented, complicated and possibly loose enough to allow s [...] Read full article: Washington House OKs bill to centralize ...→

Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn California travel ban

Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn California travel ban

The Texas attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California law prohibiting state employees from using taxpayer-funded business trips [...] Read full article: Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn Cal...→

Denver City Council repeals ban on pit bulls after marathon vote

Denver City Council repeals ban on pit bulls after marathon vote

The ban was first enacted in 1989 and a 2016 attempt to place a repeal on Denver’s municipal ballot failed Read full article: Denver City Council repeals ban on pit b...→

Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel Ban, AG Paxton Says It 'Violates U.S. Constitution'

Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel Ban, AG Paxton Says It 'Violates U.S. Constitution'

Texas is taking on California, suing The Golden State's 2017 travel ban forbidding all non-essential travel to the Lone Star state. Read full article: Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel B...→

CB5 parks and public spaces committee votes to support pesticide ban in city parks - amNewYork

By Chriss Williams Councilmembers Ben Kallos and Carlina Rivera's bill banning the use of chemical pesticides in city green spaces is gathering community Read full article: CB5 parks and public spaces committee vo...→

Boston to consider broker fees after New York City ban

Boston to consider broker fees after New York City ban

Boston may follow New York City’s lead in getting rid of broker fees, as Mayor Martin Walsh plans to create a working group to study the fees as sky-high rents [...] Read full article: Boston to consider broker fees after New...→

New York City unveils new postpartum checks and home visits for 1st-time parents

New York City unveils new postpartum checks and home visits for 1st-time parents

Chirlane McCray, who built New York City’s mental health initiative ThriveNYC, unveiled the #NewFamilyHomeVisits initiative today. Read full article: New York City unveils new postpartum che...→

Photos: City of Oakland clears large homeless encampment at Mosswood Park

Photos: City of Oakland clears large homeless encampment at Mosswood Park

Oakland Public Works Department employees cleared debris from a homeless encampment at Mosswood Park as residents were forced to leave on Tuesday. Read full article: Photos: City of Oakland clears large hom...→

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Background Checks, Are Open to Red Flag Laws: DMN-UT Tyler Poll

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Background Checks, Are Open to Red Flag Laws: DMN-UT Tyler Poll

Texans strongly support expanding background checks for gun purchases and laws that let police remove guns from people deemed by a judge to be dangerous, accor [...] Read full article: Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Backgroun...→

After stabbing during a party, residents want California city to shut down vacation rental

After stabbing during a party, residents want California city to shut down vacation rental

The home on the 100 block of West Avenida Cordoba has been reported to law enforcement many times since 2007. Read full article: After stabbing during a party, residents...→

Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended The City’s Temporary Ban On Pot Sales

Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended The City’s Temporary Ban On Pot Sales

This week the Detroit City Council voted unanimously to extend the recreational marijuana opt-out till late March.  Read full article: Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended...→

San Diego City Council Approves Ban on Scooters

San Diego City Council Approves Ban on Scooters

The San Diego City Council narrowly voted Tuesday to approve a ban on motorized scooters on the city’s boardwalks. Read full article: San Diego City Council Approves Ban on S...→

Trump Administration Sues California in San Diego Over Private Prison Ban - Times of San Diego

A similar lawsuit was filed in San Diego federal court last month by the GEO Group, a Florida-based corporation that owns and operates private prisons, jail an [...] Read full article: Trump Administration Sues California in ...→

New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ stores in potential setback for Visa, MasterCard

New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ stores in potential setback for Visa, MasterCard

The future of retail is supposed to include “cashless” stores, where shoppers pay with a swipe, or tap, of their credit or debit card – or with their smartphon [...] Read full article: New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ st...→

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards [...] Read full article: New York City Council votes to ban cashl...→

California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

California announced Monday that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its "travel ban" because of its new prohibition against funding gender-transition s [...] Read full article: California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' ove...→

California man claims group of homeless thugs in Oakland beat him with sticks, two-by-fours

California man claims group of homeless thugs in Oakland beat him with sticks, two-by-fours

What started out as a minor traffic infraction for a 21-year-old California man turned into a brutal beating near one of Oakland's largest homeless camps. Max [...] Read full article: California man claims group of homeless ...→

LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Migrant Detention Centers

LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Migrant Detention Centers

The ordinance specifically notes a private children’s immigrant detention center which was recently proposed in Arleta. Read full article: LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Mi...→

Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Tenants

Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Tenants

On Tuesday night, the city of Oakland is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants [...] Read full article: Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Backgroun...→

City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Housing Reach Deal to Sell Home

City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Housing Reach Deal to Sell Home

Wedgewood Inc, the city of Oakland and Moms4Housing, the organizations involved in the case of the homeless mothers squatting in a vacant West Oakland home, re [...] Read full article: City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Hous...→

Some ‘disgusted’ California Little League parents ban Astros name

Some ‘disgusted’ California Little League parents ban Astros name

Some league officials say the Houston Astros’ cheating makes it a problem to send the right message about integrity to young players. Read full article: Some ‘disgusted’ California Little Leagu...→

Manchester City gets 2-season ban from Champions League

Manchester City gets 2-season ban from Champions League

The English Premier League champion has also been fined 30 million euros ($33 million). Read full article: Manchester City gets 2-season ban from C...→

Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ California travel ban after filing suit

Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ California travel ban after filing suit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against California. The lawsuit alleges that the California law, which was put [...] Read full article: Texas attorney general vows to ‘stop’ Ca...→

Washington House OKs bill to centralize gun background checks

Washington House OKs bill to centralize gun background checks

The proposal would overhaul a decentralized background-check system that studies have described as fragmented, complicated and possibly loose enough to allow s [...] Read full article: Washington House OKs bill to centralize ...→

Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn California travel ban

Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn California travel ban

The Texas attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California law prohibiting state employees from using taxpayer-funded business trips [...] Read full article: Texas asks Supreme Court to overturn Cal...→

Denver City Council votes to lift city ban on pit bulls, though some regulations remain

Denver City Council votes to lift city ban on pit bulls, though some regulations remain

After more than 30 years in the books, Denver’s pit bull ban will be a thing of the past, following a decision by city council Monday night to give this contro [...] Read full article: Denver City Council votes to lift city b...→

Denver City Council repeals ban on pit bulls after marathon vote

Denver City Council repeals ban on pit bulls after marathon vote

The ban was first enacted in 1989 and a 2016 attempt to place a repeal on Denver’s municipal ballot failed Read full article: Denver City Council repeals ban on pit b...→

Seattle City Council approves legislation protecting renters from wintertime evictionsme evictions

Seattle City Council voted Monday to limit when and how renters can be evicted from their  homes, but amended the proposal by shortening the number of months t [...] Read full article: Seattle City Council approves legislatio...→

Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel Ban, AG Paxton Says It 'Violates U.S. Constitution'

Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel Ban, AG Paxton Says It 'Violates U.S. Constitution'

Texas is taking on California, suing The Golden State's 2017 travel ban forbidding all non-essential travel to the Lone Star state. Read full article: Texas Sues California Over 2017 Travel B...→

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

State lawmakers in California are considering a bill that would prohibit state agencies from spending taxpayer money at any of the hotels owned by President Tr [...] Read full article: California bill would ban stays at Trump...→

Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up Nearly 100%

Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up Nearly 100%

The NSSF reports that firearm background checks in Virginia in January 2020 were nearly 100 percent over the number of checks in January 2019. Read full article: Firearm Background Checks in Virginia Up...→

CB5 parks and public spaces committee votes to support pesticide ban in city parks - amNewYork

By Chriss Williams Councilmembers Ben Kallos and Carlina Rivera's bill banning the use of chemical pesticides in city green spaces is gathering community Read full article: CB5 parks and public spaces committee vo...→

Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Break Record in 2019

Like the 97-year-old Lear, who made his name — and TV history — with groundbreaking sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” the other honorees a [...] Read full article: Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Bre...→

Boston to consider broker fees after New York City ban

Boston to consider broker fees after New York City ban

Boston may follow New York City’s lead in getting rid of broker fees, as Mayor Martin Walsh plans to create a working group to study the fees as sky-high rents [...] Read full article: Boston to consider broker fees after New...→

New York City renters no longer have to pay broker fees

New York City renters no longer have to pay broker fees

Tenants will no longer be forced to pay a broker’s fee when renting an apartment in New York City, a report said Wednesday. The ruling — which was made on Frid [...] Read full article: New York City renters no longer have to ...→

New York City unveils new postpartum checks and home visits for 1st-time parents

New York City unveils new postpartum checks and home visits for 1st-time parents

Chirlane McCray, who built New York City’s mental health initiative ThriveNYC, unveiled the #NewFamilyHomeVisits initiative today. Read full article: New York City unveils new postpartum che...→

Photos: City of Oakland clears large homeless encampment at Mosswood Park

Photos: City of Oakland clears large homeless encampment at Mosswood Park

Oakland Public Works Department employees cleared debris from a homeless encampment at Mosswood Park as residents were forced to leave on Tuesday. Read full article: Photos: City of Oakland clears large hom...→

Letter: This Oakland ordinance is designed for votes, not renters

Letter: This Oakland ordinance is designed for votes, not renters

Fact: Average renters can’t afford typical down payment required for a modest home in the Bay Area. Read full article: Letter: This Oakland ordinance is design...→

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Background Checks, Are Open to Red Flag Laws: DMN-UT Tyler Poll

Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Background Checks, Are Open to Red Flag Laws: DMN-UT Tyler Poll

Texans strongly support expanding background checks for gun purchases and laws that let police remove guns from people deemed by a judge to be dangerous, accor [...] Read full article: Texans Overwhelmingly Want Gun Backgroun...→

No background checks for DIY firearms, gun-rights supporters notch temporary courtroom win in Pennsylvania

No background checks for DIY firearms, gun-rights supporters notch temporary courtroom win in Pennsylvania

Unfinished receivers that have not been fully manufactured are not traditionally considered firearms, although some states have cracked down on unregulated pre [...] Read full article: No background checks for DIY firearms, g...→

After stabbing during a party, residents want California city to shut down vacation rental

After stabbing during a party, residents want California city to shut down vacation rental

The home on the 100 block of West Avenida Cordoba has been reported to law enforcement many times since 2007. Read full article: After stabbing during a party, residents...→

Americans evacuated from city at center of coronavirus outbreak land in California

Americans evacuated from city at center of coronavirus outbreak land in California

The outbreak that started in central China has left at least 170 people dead and infected thousands around the world. Read full article: Americans evacuated from city at center ...→

Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended The City’s Temporary Ban On Pot Sales

Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended The City’s Temporary Ban On Pot Sales

This week the Detroit City Council voted unanimously to extend the recreational marijuana opt-out till late March.  Read full article: Here’s Why Detroit City Council Extended...→

Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer parking ban for all city streets | MinnPost

Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer parking ban for all city streets | MinnPost

The city currently prohibits commercial vehicles from parking on either side of streets in residential areas, but that leaves some commercial and industrial ar [...] Read full article: Minneapolis considering tractor-trailer ...→

San Diego City Council Approves Ban on Scooters

San Diego City Council Approves Ban on Scooters

The San Diego City Council narrowly voted Tuesday to approve a ban on motorized scooters on the city’s boardwalks. Read full article: San Diego City Council Approves Ban on S...→

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

California will eliminate a homeless site located outside an Oakland Home Depot next month -- roughly six months after the city announced it would shut down th [...] Read full article: California to shut down large homeless s...→

Trump Administration Sues California in San Diego Over Private Prison Ban - Times of San Diego

A similar lawsuit was filed in San Diego federal court last month by the GEO Group, a Florida-based corporation that owns and operates private prisons, jail an [...] Read full article: Trump Administration Sues California in ...→

Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in every Oakland City Council district

Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in every Oakland City Council district

As council members, we must reach across district lines and work together to reduce serious crime city-wide. Read full article: Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in ever...→

The high cost of beating City Hall in California

The high cost of beating City Hall in California

Ron Mugar celebrated when he fought City Hall and won. Then came a bill for $60,000 in attorney fees from the same government that tried to take his home. Read full article: The high cost of beating City Hall in Ca...→

New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ stores in potential setback for Visa, MasterCard

New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ stores in potential setback for Visa, MasterCard

The future of retail is supposed to include “cashless” stores, where shoppers pay with a swipe, or tap, of their credit or debit card – or with their smartphon [...] Read full article: New York City votes to ban ‘cashless’ st...→

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards [...] Read full article: New York City Council votes to ban cashl...→

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards [...] Read full article: New York City Council votes to ban cashl...→

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to [...] Read full article: Oklahoma governor orders ban on state tr...→

California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

California announced Monday that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its "travel ban" because of its new prohibition against funding gender-transition s [...] Read full article: California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' ove...→

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to California

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday banned state-funded travel to California in response to a similar ban California placed on travel to the Sooner State. Read full article: Oklahoma governor orders ban on state tr...→

California man claims group of homeless thugs in Oakland beat him with sticks, two-by-fours

California man claims group of homeless thugs in Oakland beat him with sticks, two-by-fours

What started out as a minor traffic infraction for a 21-year-old California man turned into a brutal beating near one of Oakland's largest homeless camps. Max [...] Read full article: California man claims group of homeless ...→

California city pays DACA-holder $18,750 after police detained him for ICE

California city pays DACA-holder $18,750 after police detained him for ICE

Laguna Beach has agreed to pay $18,750 to settle a complaint from a local DACA-holder who said he was unlawfully transferred to an immigration facility  — in v [...] Read full article: California city pays DACA-holder $18,750...→

LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Migrant Detention Centers

LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Migrant Detention Centers

The ordinance specifically notes a private children’s immigrant detention center which was recently proposed in Arleta. Read full article: LA City Council Passes Ban On Private Mi...→

Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background Checks

Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background Checks

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday moved to approve an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from asking about a potential tenant’s criminal history or reje [...] Read full article: Oakland Bans Tenant Criminal Background ...→

Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Tenants

Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Tenants

On Tuesday night, the city of Oakland is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants [...] Read full article: Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Backgroun...→

Oakland may ban tenant criminal background checks

Oakland may ban tenant criminal background checks

Oakland City Council may prohibit landlords from rejecting a prospective tenant because of a criminal record. Read full article: Oakland may ban tenant criminal backgrou...→

City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Housing Reach Deal to Sell Home

City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Housing Reach Deal to Sell Home

Wedgewood Inc, the city of Oakland and Moms4Housing, the organizations involved in the case of the homeless mothers squatting in a vacant West Oakland home, re [...] Read full article: City of Oakland, Wedgewood and Moms4Hous...→

Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

OAKLAND — Council President Rebecca Kaplan is calling for the city to buy properties up for county auction to increase the stock of affordable housing.... “I a [...] Read full article: Oakland official calls for city to buy c...→