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Entries by Alex Brant-Zawadzki from 01/2012

More Light Please: Campaign for California Bill To Force Disclosure of Corporate Campaign Contributions

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

The old guard of San Francisco politics gathered in the Latino Room of the San Francisco Main Library Sunday to bring more light into the state's political processes by kick-starting the campaign to support AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act. The goal of DISCLOSE is to shine a light on the real money and influence in California politics. The act is deemed necessary due to the failure of the 2010 Federal DISCLOSE Act, which would have institutionalized clean money regulations nationwide. Here in California, the bill would make changes that, among other improvements, would revamp advertisements' disclosure requirements.

'Dear Bank of America...' Defiant Daughter's Letter Saves Family Home From Foreclosure (Maybe)

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

The house that had been the Schmidt family home for 23 years was set to go up for auction. The sad truth is that stories like this are no longer news. But in this particular case, it is -- because of what happened next.