Two Billionaires and their Shared Valet

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Valet #1 Mayor Ed Lee
Billionaire #1 Ron Conway
Billionaire #2 Sean Parker

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Call Urban Green Investments! Stop the eviction of Mary Phillips and Sarah Brant!

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Since they took down their Contact Info on the Cornerstone Holdings website (these calls are having an effect), we’ll post them here.

[from (Facebook Page) Call: Save Mary and Sarah's homes ]
E-mail: info@McCloskeyandCompany.com
Call Urban Green’s parent company Cornerstone Holding today to tell them to rescind the evictions of Sarah Brant and Mary Phillips at 55 Dolores. (It is really important you say Sarah’s name too, as Sarah is Mary’s neighbor who helps take care of her and if Urban Green gets Sarah out Mary will be all alone in the building.)
Colorado office 303-410-2510 (Laura Frank)
SF office 415-659-9407 (Thao Devine)

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Woman, 98, Evicted From San Francisco Apartment After 50 Years « KRON4 – San Francisco Bay Area News

 

Woman, 98, Evicted From San Francisco Apartment After 50 Years « KRON4 – San Francisco Bay Area News.

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Don’t be fooled by the frail frame of the 98-year-old woman that answers the door of a San Francisco apartment. The elderly woman is putting up a fight against the firm that is trying to kick her out of her home.

“I didn’t sit down and cry, I just refused to believe it,” said Mary Phillips.

“They’re going to have to take me out of here feet first.”

Phillips has lived at her Dolores Street apartment for 50 years, but now her landlord, Urban Green Investments, is evicting her and several others through the Ellis Act.

The 1986 Ellis Act is a state law that gives landlords the unconditional right to evict tenants to get out of the rental business.

Urban Green Investments has purchased a number of buildings in San Francisco, has evicted tenants through the Ellis Act, and is reselling the buildings for profit.

Many of those being evicted are low income families and seniors.

“I’ve been very happy here,” Phillips said. “I’ve always paid my rent, I’ve never been late.”

Phillips’ apartment is filled with mementos and memories of days gone by. She doesn’t go out anymore, but she was able to enjoy 4th of July fireworks from her patio.

She doesn’t know how long she will be allowed to stay there.

Phillips says she has nowhere else to live and now she and her attorneys are fighting the eviction.

Defenses may be limited but tenants who fight the Ellis eviction win surprisingly often, according to the San Francisco Tenants Union.

For now she continues to live her life. And, in case you think her age might cause her to cave in and change her mind, think again.

“Just because of your age, don’t let people push you around,” Phillips said.

KRON 4 made numerous attempts to contact Urban Green Investments, as well as its parent company, but they did not respond.

See: www.facebook.com/Vanishingsf
See: www.facebook.com/AntiEvictionMappingProject
See: www.facebook.com/pages/Housing-Rights-Committee-of-San-Francisco
See: www.facebook.com/EvictionFreeSummer

Call the landlord (Urban Green Investments parent company Cornerstone Holdings) and protest

And…

The McCloskey family is closely associated with the Aspen Institute.
www.facebook.com/AspenInstitute

A few others associated with the Aspen Institute (and therefore maybe influential to the McCloskey family), and accessible on facebook via comments are:

Condoleezza Rice = www.facebook.com/condoleezzarice
Queen Noor alhussien = www.facebook.com/Queen.noor.alhussien
Anna Deavere Smith = www.facebook.com/AnnaDeavereSmith

Something like…

Your association with the Aspen Institute makes me think that you are probably familiar with the McCloskey family of Aspen CO, also closely associated with the Aspen Institute. I am sorry to say that one of their family’s companies (Urban Green Investments) is right now in the process of evicting a 98 year old woman from her home of 50 years here in San Francisco, as the result of a real estate transaction.
If there is any way possible you could intervene with the McCloskey family to help this woman out, the whole city of San Francisco would be grateful. I’m sure someone can think of a better resolution to this awful situation.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this.
(with this link)
news.kron4.com/news/woman-98-evicted-from-san-francisco-apartment-after-50-years

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Target Addresses Firearms in Stores | A Bullseye View

 

Target Addresses Firearms in Stores | A Bullseye View.

Target Addresses Firearms in Stores

July 2, 2014

Every day at Target, in everything we do, we ask ourselves what is right for our guests? We make all of our decisions with that question in mind. Questions have circulated in recent weeks around Target’s policy on the “open carry” of firearms in its stores. Today, interim CEO, John Mulligan, shared the following note with our Target team members. We wanted you to hear this update from us, too.

The leadership team has been weighing a complex issue, and I want to be sure everyone understands our thoughts and ultimate decision.

As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law.

We’ve listened carefully to the nuances of this debate and respect the protected rights of everyone involved. In return, we are asking for help in fulfilling our goal to create an atmosphere that is safe and inviting for our guests and team members.

This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.

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Google Update: What we believe

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SFMTA Apartment Hunters Guide Map

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The Gods of Venture Capital ~ Ron Conway

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The Gods of Venture Capital ~ Tom Perkins

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Venture capitalist cat-fight as Ron Conway angrily defends Mayor Ed Lee | SF Politics

 

Venture capitalist cat-fight as Ron Conway angrily defends Mayor Ed Lee | SF Politics.

By my count he (Palihapitiya) scores an average of 6.58.

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