Saturday: Bake Sale for Planned Parenthood

Sunnyvale residents are hosting a Bake Sale this Saturday. Proceeds from the Bake Sale will be donated to Planned Parenthood. This Bake Sale is a local action inspired by the national “Defund Planned Parenthood” rally, taking place on February 11. Resident Manuel Luschas reports the bake sale is “definitely happening rain or shine, we’ll move into my garage if needed.”

When: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 10am to 3pm
Place: 567 Chiloquin Ct, Sunnyvale CA

From the organizers:

We are having a bake sale for women’s health at our home this Saturday. Please stop by and get yourself some delicious treats and coffee/tea!!

All are welcome! Gluten free and healthy options will be available. Stock up on snacks!

Take Action: Trump Administration Threatens Caltrain Electrification

California’s Republican delegation has submitted a letter to Federal Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao requesting that she cancel $647 million in funding for Caltrain electrification. The GOP delegation explains their intention to hold back the High Speed Rail project, but these specific improvements are badly needed by Caltrain to improve service for local riders. Bay Area representatives have followed up with their own letter to Secretary Chao explaining the need for this funding to be preserved. This issue is explained in detail on the Green Caltrain site.

Call to Action: Green Caltrain would like as many folks as possible to submit emails to Secretary Chao via this link:

Research: Low-Income Housing Doesn’t Depress Neighboring Home Values

Research via Trulia:

The bottom line for NIMBYs who fear that property values will take a hit when a low-income housing project locates nearby is that their anxiety is largely unfounded – at least in cities where housing is either expensive or in short supply.

The research looked at 20 of the nation’s least affordable housing markets, and compared changes in home value in neighborhoods where low-income housing was built, relative to neighboring areas which did not add low-income housing.

Homes within 2,000 and 4,000 feet of low-income housing developments in San Jose, Ca. Source: Trulia

Homes within 2,000 and 4,000 feet of low-income housing developments in San Jose, Ca.
Source: Trulia

Such statistics may be useful to reference when evaluating proposals to add Low Income Housing.