Landlords spent $650k to defeat rent control in Alameda vs. the $30+k rent control advocates spent. Recently, Alameda landlords announced their plans to raise $2 million to block rent control / just cause eviction and defeat progressive candidates for Alameda's City Council in 2018.
Gov. Jerry Brown on January 10, delivered good news to California’s judicial branch—an extra $150 million in funding and a pledge to help underfunded trial courts. The budget infusion for the courts is the largest proposed by the governor since the recession, and it reflects the state’s rosy economic status. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (US FWN100™ '07) said the governor’s proposal was “strong” for the judiciary.