In these troubling times of ever-increasing homelessness in the Bay Area, and fearful uncertainty about the federal safety net, there is a group of dedicated attorneys serving the neediest of Alameda County to obtain the benefits that they are entitled to but often lack.
Advocates for California motorists who face mounting fees for traffic tickets took another step to ease the burden, a settlement that seeks to offer options to paying fines that many people can’t afford.
SB 881 stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for low-income people with minor traffic offenses who fail to appear in court or to pay initial fines that snowball into huge financial burdens.
The East Bay Community Law Clinic releases a report highlighting disparities on the road between Black and Latino communities and wealthier neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Failure to accommodate the disabled poor draws lawsuit against L.A. County Department of Public Social Services.
New census data show increases in poverty and cost of living in the Bay Area.
Civil legal aid groups assist skid row tenants seeking justice against landlord trying to drive them out of homes.