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New Homemade Food Legislation - 2017

On Tuesday, a bill was introduced in the California legislature to expand the types of homemade foods allowed to be sold in California, especially hot meals. The bill, AB 626, was introduced by Assemblymembers Eduardo Garcia and Joaquin Arambula, however, the bill is still in “spot bill” form, meaning that... Continue Reading

Sustainable Economies Law Center Awarded American Bar Association Award

Sustainable Economies Law Center Awarded American Bar Association Award

The Sustainable Economies Law Center was awarded the 2017 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access by the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. The Louis M. Brown Award recognizes our center for "improving access to legal services for those of moderate and middle... Continue Reading

New Workers Comp Law Undermines Worker Ownership in California

New Workers Comp Law Undermines Worker Ownership in California

Because of a new California law that passed last year, starting January 1, 2017, any worker cooperative corporation with seven or more members must now obtain workers compensation insurance for its worker-owners, even when everyone serves on the Board of Directors. Although Assembly Bill (AB) 2883 was framed as a... Continue Reading

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

Jamie Facciola of Repair Revolution. Photos by Gabriel Tolliver of Oaklandnorth.net Meet Jamie. She’s an entrepreneur who first came to the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe in 2015 with a question: "If I reframe repair, will people come?" Since then, her business, Repair Revolution, has gone through many iterations. She’s brought... Continue Reading

Piecing Together the Community Energy Puzzle

Piecing Together the Community Energy Puzzle

By Subin Varghese, Community Renewable Energy Director What if you could use your consumer power and investment dollars to drive a fast and equitable transition to renewables? That’s part of the potential of community-owned renewable energy: to expand opportunities for ordinary citizens to put their money toward community-controlled energy facilities... Continue Reading

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