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Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, Northern California
Organization Type: Media

San Jose Mercury News


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Palo Alto: Council to hear Buena Vista appeal

Jason Green
Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP), Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, San Jose Mercury News
April 10, 2015
Residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park appeal decision to close the park and to approve the relocation assistance package offered.


License suspensions create hardship for poor

Tammerlin Drummond
San Jose Mercury News
October 12, 2015
Traffic fines, debt, license suspensions, and economic outcomes for low-income Californians.

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California foster children would be better protected from overprescribing physicians, under proposed new laws now in the Assembly

Karen de Sá
San Jose Mercury News
July 11, 2015
Four bills would give greater power and set new requirements for legal staff and social service personnel to prevent the inappropriate administration of psychotropic medication.

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California legislators revive right-to-die bill

Lisa M. Krieger
San Jose Mercury News
August 18, 2015
Legislators propose a similar assisted suicide bill in a special health care funding legislative session, bypassing the regular Assembly Health Committee.

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Belmont: Lawsuit alleging sex abuse in middle school is settled

Aaron Kinney
San Jose Mercury News
September 18, 2015
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District settled a lawsuit by a former student who says that district officials acted negligently by allowing a sexual predator to inside Belmont middle school for two decades.

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Pacific Skies Estates tenants allege management’s eviction threats

Jane Northrop
San Jose Mercury News
October 6, 2015
Residents at Pacific Skies Estates say that the property management threatened to take away relocation packages and quickly evict tenants that publicly go against plans to renovate the park.

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Step by step: Attorney Daniel Saver battles for affordable housing in Bay Area

San Jose Mercury News
March 9, 2017
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto's Daniel Saver was interviewed by The Mercury News to discuss the Bay Area housing crisis, the rise of no-cause evictions, and their recent $3 mil grant from the Chan-Zukerberg Initiative.

Op-Ed , Opinion

Opinion: Why California should boost legal aid funding

Salena Copeland
San Jose Mercury News
March 23, 2017
We join with legal service organizations throughout California in calling on the state to provide $30 million to reach the national average in civil legal aid funding. President Trump’s budget threatens to eliminate all federal aid provided through the Legal Services Corporation. That leaves the state’s Equal Access Fund to help bridge this growing gap. Established in 1999, the fund receives just $10 million a year, a number that has only been boosted once ­– a $5 million increase that many of us fought hard for in this year’s state budget.

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