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Amid immigration setbacks, one Trump strategy seems to be working: fear
Chicago TribuneMay 1, 2017

"The decline at the border is not something that happened on its own — it's a reaction to concerns Trump is going to restore the enforcement of immigration laws," Krikorian said. "It won't last if that fear isn't realized, but if it is, if Trump ...more »

Utility Proposal Would Increase Legacy Costs for California CCAs
RTO InsiderMay 1, 2017

The proposal — filed jointly by Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric — calls for the California Public Utilities Commission to adopt a new approach to apportioning the utilities' costs for energy contracts ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Bill would block California landlords from threatening tenants with deportation
89.3 KPCCMay 4, 2017

Also, landlords would be banned from threatening to report tenants to immigration agents. If that were to happen, tenants would have the backing of the law to sue the landlord. The bill's supporters maintain the landlords are using threats against ...more »

COLUMN: Award-winning author Matthew Desmond explains how being evicted scars families
WCPOMay 19, 2017

In Hamilton County alone, nearly 12,000 evictions were filed with the court last year, said Stephanie Moes, a housing and education attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. That total doesn't count informal or unlawful evictions, she said.more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Mediation group plays key role in promoting justice
Pacific Daily NewsMay 4, 2017

Inafa' Maolek conducts private mediation for disputes in the workplace, between landlords and tenants, and neighbors. The organization's educational component includes offering training to those interested in becoming mediators, peer mediation programs ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Rent control: A primer on Santa Rosa's Measure C
Santa Rosa Press DemocratMay 28, 2017

If voters approve the measure, the rent control and just-cause for eviction rules passed by the City Council in August would go into effect. ... The measure was inserted to dissuade landlords from increasing rents on tenants before the measure took effect.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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This nifty, silicone cake mold just might change your baking game
whnt.comMay 18, 2017

This silicone cake mold claims to be the ultimate baking buddy. It advertises making it easier to create a variety of different shapes and sizes of cakes, without leaking or sticking. And to test it, we wanted to bake a uniquely-shaped cake. "I think I ...more »

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