Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Lawsuits

Newsom, Chiu agree on bill that could lead to widespread evictions

Assemblymember David Chiu has reached a compromise with Gov. Gavin Newsom and the big landlord groups on a relatively limited bill to protect renters from evictions during the COVID...

Uber, Lyft drivers rally as state sues the companies

On Thursday, about 50 Uber and Lyft drivers joined a caravan outside  the Uber Greenlight Hub in Oakland demanding that the rideshare companies classify their drivers as employees and...

Screen Grabs: Sentiment averse

Normally I wouldn’t bother explaining why a certain movie is not being covered in this column, but this weekend there’s a particular glut of ‘em, all of whose absence from greater...

Insurance companies deny 100s of COVID claims; venues sue

When the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order began on March 19, owners of the East Bay music venue Ivy Room, thought that their business interruption insurance would cover the loss in revenue....

The plutonium of Artificial Intelligence could be coming to a city near you

Of all the tools of mass surveillance deployed by law enforcement, private industry and the federal government, Facial Recognition Technology poses by far the greatest threat to civil liberties,...

Foreign Correspondent: Washington’s COVID blame game

The Republican Party is trying to shift blame for President Donald Trump’s disastrous coronavirus policies onto China. Chinese communists, Republican leaders claim, hid the pandemic from the public, allowing...

‘Crip Camp’ captures a very vivid moment in disability rights struggle

In 1970 and 71, Jim LeBrecht attended Camp Jened for teenagers with disabilities in upstate New York. The camp had a profound effect on his life—now, he and his collaborator...

Coronavirus crisis doesn’t stop eviction cases

Update: The courts have agreed to put evictions on hold. The mayor has declared a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent. The sheriff has announced that they will “postpone...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...

Massive new office development in Soma? Maybe not

The various parties to a series of lawsuits over Soma development have settled– but that doesn’t mean two massive new office projects are going to move forward. The Chron’s upbeat...