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    Would You Like a Living Wage With That?

    Dec 18, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    It’s common after dining out to wonder how much to leave as a tip for your server. Given the low wages for many in the restaurant industry, the amount could determine whether your server affords rent that month. <br/> <br/>
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    Would You Like a Living Wage With That?

    Dec 18, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    It’s common after dining out to wonder how much to leave as a tip for your server. Given the low wages for many in the restaurant industry, the amount could determine whether your server affords rent that month. <br/> <br/>
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    #ThePinkTax: The Hidden Cost of Being a Woman

    Dec 14, 2015

    Kody Stoebig

    In all the talk about the wage gap between men and women, there’s another gender disparity that has slipped past us all for years: the Pink Tax.
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    #ThePinkTax: The Hidden Cost of Being a Woman

    Dec 14, 2015

    Kody Stoebig

    In all the talk about the wage gap between men and women, there’s another gender disparity that has slipped past us all for years: the Pink Tax.
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    Life After Jail: How to Get a Job in Long Beach

    Nov 09, 2015

    Alexa Ramirez

    At 26.5 percent, the 2014 unemployment rate for 16 to 19-year-olds in the Los Angeles- Long Beach – Santa Ana area means that getting a job as a millennial is not easy. As if being a young person was not tough enough, those youth who have been incarcerated or are on probation face an even bigger problem upon entering the workforce.
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    Life After Jail: How to Get a Job in Long Beach

    Nov 09, 2015

    Alexa Ramirez

    At 26.5 percent, the 2014 unemployment rate for 16 to 19-year-olds in the Los Angeles- Long Beach – Santa Ana area means that getting a job as a millennial is not easy. As if being a young person was not tough enough, those youth who have been incarcerated or are on probation face an even bigger problem upon entering the workforce.
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    Long Beach Residents Join Fight for Fifteen

    Aug 17, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    About 70 residents rallied alongside city councilmembers in support of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The demand follows recent minimum wage hikes by the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County.
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    Long Beach Residents Join Fight for Fifteen

    Aug 17, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    About 70 residents rallied alongside city councilmembers in support of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The demand follows recent minimum wage hikes by the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County.
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    Richmond City Council Approves Rent Control Ordinance

    Jul 24, 2015

    Malcolm Marshall

    Richmond will become the first California city in decades — and the first in Contra Costa County ever — to enact a rent control ordinance, after a 4-1 approval by the Richmond City Council.
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    Richmond City Council Approves Rent Control Ordinance

    Jul 24, 2015

    Malcolm Marshall

    Richmond will become the first California city in decades — and the first in Contra Costa County ever — to enact a rent control ordinance, after a 4-1 approval by the Richmond City Council.
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    Cuentos de Coachella

    Jul 07, 2015

    Coachella Unincorporated Reporters

    Earlier this year, students from the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) joined the Land Use Planning Awareness (LUPA) Project to learn about the power of land use planning in the eastern Coachella Valley. The students chose to focus their efforts on raising awareness about the need for affordable housing in Coachella.
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    Cuentos de Coachella

    Jul 07, 2015

    Coachella Unincorporated Reporters

    Earlier this year, students from the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) joined the Land Use Planning Awareness (LUPA) Project to learn about the power of land use planning in the eastern Coachella Valley. The students chose to focus their efforts on raising awareness about the need for affordable housing in Coachella.
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    No More Slumlords Aims to Rid Fresno of Absent Landlords

    Mar 18, 2015

    Lauren Baker

    Many families live in unsafe, unhealthy conditions and absentee and negligent landlords contribute to blighted conditions where criminal activities take place unchecked. This is why Sergio and Ashley Cortes founded No More Slumlords, a social media campaign which urges Fresnans to get involved to ensure a safe and healthy living environment.
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    No More Slumlords Aims to Rid Fresno of Absent Landlords

    Mar 18, 2015

    Lauren Baker

    Many families live in unsafe, unhealthy conditions and absentee and negligent landlords contribute to blighted conditions where criminal activities take place unchecked. This is why Sergio and Ashley Cortes founded No More Slumlords, a social media campaign which urges Fresnans to get involved to ensure a safe and healthy living environment.
    Continue to The Know Fresno