11-04-2014, 16:34 #1
Manhã de protestos em SF contra o Google
Police have cleared a protest that stopped a Google bus in The Mission this morning.
This morning's protest is the 3rd in 2 months to single out a Google employee at their home
11-04-2014, 16:39 #2
Protesters Are Targeting A Member Of Google's Legal Team And Blocked Another Shuttle Bus In San Francisco
Earlier today, protestors from Eviction Free SF blocked a Google shuttle bus in the Mission district in San Francisco.
The protestors also directly targeted Google employee Jack Halprin, a member of Google's legal team. It's the third protest in two months that have singled out a Google employee at their home. Earlier this month, protestors targeted Google Ventures VC Kevin Rose.
VIDEO Protesters have stopped a Google bus at 18th and Dolores in SF
PS: Fuso horário San Francisco -> Brasilia -4 horas (agora 10:43 em SF)
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11-04-2014, 16:53 #3
Protesters block Google bus in Mission District
Protesters are once again rallying against tech buses in the Mission District — and Chronicle reporter Ellen Huet is in the field covering it live.
The demonstration began at the corner of 18th and Dolores streets with the now-familiar San Francisco tableau of a blocked Google bus.
Within minutes, police cleared the street and the protesters assembled outside a home on Guerrero Street between 20th and Liberty streets, where they allege a “Google lawyer” is attempting to evict tenants.
"Google is actually evicting people," said protester Erin McElroy of google atty.
"Google will not stop. We need to stop this because you are next," tenant tells crowd at googlebus protest
11-04-2014, 17:38 #4
- Data de Ingresso
- Oct 2010
- Rio de Janeiro
Este povo está ficando louco. Os alvos agora estão sendo pessoas diretamente (vide o caso do Eich), e não empresas ou idéias. É ataque ad hominem sendo legitimado...
11-04-2014, 18:05 #5
Entre as coisas que não entendi nesse protesto é que no Twitter um jornalista (perdi o link) disse ter relação com essa outra noticia:
Salesforce.com will lease half of the planned Transbay Tower in a landmark real estate deal that puts San Francisco's largest tech employer inside what is slated to be the city's tallest building.
Company and city officials are set to announce in a private meeting Friday that Salesforce will be the anchor tenant in Transbay Tower - now to become Salesforce Tower thanks to a naming rights agreement - when the 61-story skyscraper is completed in 2017.
The cloud-computing company will pay $560 million over 15 1/2 years to lead developer Boston Properties for 30 floors at Mission and Fremont streets.
The deal for 714,000 square feet marks the biggest corporate lease in the city in recent memory, outstripping J.P. Morgan's 650,000-square-foot site on Mission Street in 2000.
By taking over the 1.4 million-square-foot tower - set to soar more than 200 feet above the 853-foot-tall Transamerica Pyramid - Salesforce is not just staking a claim on the city's emerging skyline. It's also expanding in the South of Market neighborhood, where it already rents most of its local office space.
The planned skyscraper is within a block of 50 Fremont, where the company already leases 500,000 square feet, and a not-yet-finished 30-story building at 350 Mission, where Salesforce plans to fill every floor by 2015. Those leases will continue even after Salesforce moves into its tower.
The three buildings - within a stone's throw of one another and the planned Transbay Transit Center - will form the base of an enormous urban corporate campus at Fremont and Mission streets.
"What's exciting about this is we're just adding to that existing intersection," said Salesforce Chief Operating Officer George Hu. "It's amazing for us to have the opportunity to have these world-class buildings at one intersection."
Salesforce founder Marc Benioff's dreams of a San Francisco campus were once focused more than a mile away in Mission Bay, where the company hoped to build a sprawling, 2 million-square-foot facility on a 14-acre parcel. But Salesforce shelved its plans without explanation in early 2012, days before final approval by the Planning Commission. The company is in talks to sell almost 4 acres of that site to UCSF - a major beneficiary of Benioff's philanthropic largesse.
The company, founded in San Francisco in 1999, set up shop instead at 50 Fremont in 2012 - a move that "was really the catalyst to look at the intersection more strategically," Hu said.
Mayor Ed Lee said that when the company announced its first big lease downtown, Benioff pulled him aside and hinted it might not be its last.
"He did warn me and said, 'Don't be surprised if, as we expand, that all those possibilities continue to be in the same area,' " Lee said.
Salesforce workers prefer the location to Mission Bay because of nearby transportation and restaurants, the mayor said.
Benioff "freely admits that his employees said, 'We like this area,' " Lee said.
By 2017, when Salesforce Tower is set to open, the company plans to have doubled in size - both in leased space and in the number of San Francisco-based employees.
Already the city's biggest tech tenant, Salesforce currently leases more than 1 million square feet across the city. It plans to hold 2 million square feet when the tower is completed. The company employs 13,000 workers - 4,000 of them in the city.
Along with the real estate deal, Salesforce also announced it plans to add 1,000 San Francisco jobs in the next year.
For Lee, the blockbuster commercial lease represents a key victory in his push to move the big business closer to regional transit. The planned skyscraper sits atop the proposed Transbay Transit Center, which one day could be a hub for local, regional and statewide commuters.
Excavation at the site is now under way. When finished, Salesforce will occupy the lowest and highest floors in the building, as well as floors 3 to 30.
The city approved plans for the tower in 2012. Two years before that, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was already envisioning Salesforce as an anchor tenant at the Transbay Tower - waxing poetic about the company's cloud logo perched atop the highest building in the city.
Under the current deal, there will be Salesforce signage, Hu said, but it will only be 100 feet above street level.
"Unfortunately," Hu said, "there will probably not be a giant cloud at the 61st floor."
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11-04-2014, 18:18 #6
- Data de Ingresso
- Oct 2010
- Rio de Janeiro
Os protestos na Bay Area são contra as empresas de tecnologia. Elas estão trazendo muita gente para morar na região, e a demanda está fazendo os preços imobiliários subirem muito de maneira predatória. Essa outra notícia que você postou basicamente diz que o maior empregador da área (Salesforce) vai dobrar o número de empregados até 2017, pulando de 4000 para 8000 (baseado no fato de que vai ter o dobro de espaço do que tem atualmente) e só em 2015 já vai contratar mais 1000 pessoas.
11-04-2014, 18:31 #7
The blockade, which took place at 18th and Dolores streets, was short-lived but featured speeches by tenants facing eviction, as well as a giant cardboard cut-out depicting 812 Guerrero, a seven-unit building where tenants are facing eviction under the Ellis Act.
The property owner is Jack Halprin, a lawyer who is the head of eDiscovery, Enterprise for Google. He moved into one of the units after purchasing the building two years ago and served eviction notices on Feb. 26, according to tenant Claudia Triado, a third grade teacher at Fairmount Elementary in San Francisco who lives there with her two-year-old son.
Evan Wolkenstein, who teaches Jewish literature at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, said he’s lived at 812 Guerrero for eight years. Other tenants facing eviction from the property include an artist and a disabled person, he added.
This evening, Eviction Free San Francisco will continue its protest activities with a march to the homes of teachers who are facing eviction, beginning at 20th and Dolores streets at 5pm.
11-04-2014, 18:37 #8
- Data de Ingresso
- Oct 2010
- Rio de Janeiro
11-04-2014, 18:37 #9
Ellis ActThe "Ellis Act" is a state law which says that landlords have the unconditional right to evict tenants to "go out of business." For an Ellis eviction, the landlord must remove all of the units in the building from the rental market, i.e., the landlord must evict all the tenants and can not single out one tenant (with low rent) and/or remove just one unit from the rental market. When a landlord invokes the Ellis Act, the apartments can not be re-rented, except at the same rent the evicted tenant was paying, for five years following the evictions, While there are restrictions on ever re-renting the units, there are no such restrictions on converting them to ownership units (e.g., tenancies in common or condos).
Ellis Act evictions generally are used to "change the use" of the building. Most Ellis evictions are used to convert rental units to condominiums, using loopholes in the condo law. Also, Ellis is used to convert multi-unit buildings into single family homes—mansions.
Ellis evictions require a one year notice for senior and disabled tenants, 120 days for all others.
11-04-2014, 18:44 #10
É só somar 1 + 1
- San Francisco has the highest rent in the nation, and the city's rent-control housing supply has decreased by more than 1,000 units in the past two fiscal years, according to a report from the city controller. Other reports place the loss even higher.
- o maior empregador da área (Salesforce) vai dobrar o número de empregados até 2017, pulando de 4000 para 8000 (baseado no fato de que vai ter o dobro de espaço do que tem atualmente) e só em 2015 já vai contratar mais 1000 pessoas.