California Foundations Agree to Invest More in Minority Areas

January 29, 2009

By Aurelio Rojas Under pressure from minority members of the California Legislature, 10 of the state’s largest foundations will give an additional $30 million over [...]


Foreclosure Fightback

January 22, 2009 Economic Equity By Ben Ehrenreich “This is a crowd that won’t scatter,” James Steele wrote in the pages of The Nation some seventy-five years ago. Early one [...]


Protesters in San Francisco Demand More Credit

January 16, 2009 Economic Equity Emily Flitter Housing advocates in California today got some fresh air as they decried bank bailouts and called for government aid to Main Street. Representatives [...]


Demonstrators Call for Banks To Help Consumers

January 16, 2009 Economic Equity

San Francisco Chronicle James Temple About 100 demonstrators marched through San Francisco’s Financial District on Thursday, calling on the recipients of billions in federal bailout funds [...]

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“Billions for Banks: What’s in it for Main Street?” Dr. King March Against Banks on January 15th in S.F.

January 14, 2009 Economic Equity

Contacts: Orson Aguilar Executive Director 510-926-4004 office Preeti Vissa Program Manager 510-926-4022 office Press Conference: 555 California St (BofA headquarters) at 11:30am, at the [...]

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Fostering Homeownership — the Right Way

January 7, 2009 Economic Equity

American Banker By Orson Aguilar and Faith Bautista As the presidential inauguration draws near, it is increasingly clear that bailouts and government guarantees are unlikely to [...]


The Philanthropy Shakedown

December 30, 2008

Wall Street Journal Give to ‘minority-led’ charities, or else. In 2006, Publix Supermarket Charities donated almost $30 million to causes that included Habitat for Humanity, the [...]


PUC Grants Bonuses to Electric Utilities

December 20, 2008 Energy Equity David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writer California regulators handed electric utilities $82.2 million in bonuses Thursday for improving energy efficiency, even though the state isn’t [...]

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California Ratepayers Demand Utility Rate Freeze

December 18, 2008 Energy Equity

Samuel Kang Managing Attorney-Consumer Protection 510-926-4004 office 415-317-5946 cell San Francisco, CA – Over 150 ratepayers packed the auditorium at the California Public Utilities Commission [...]


McClatchy to Hold On Through Turbulent Times

December 11, 2008 Economic Equity

Andrew S. Ross Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Might a media company based in Northern California follow the Tribune Co.’s example and be the next to [...]

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