Occupy Bernal http://kalw.org en Occupy Bernal: Occupy at the local level http://kalw.org/post/occupy-bernal-occupy-local-level <p>It’s Sunday afternoon, and two-dozen San Francisco homeowners and activists are gathered in front of venture capitalist Peter Briger’s house, in the wealthy South Bay suburb of Atherton chanting,&nbsp; “Come out and talk to us! Don’t throw us under the bus!”</p><p>Briger is co-chairman of Fortress Investment Group, which owns the company foreclosing on some of the demonstrators’ homes. A protest two weeks earlier at the downtown San Francisco offices of the company did not draw a response, so they are taking their concerns to Briger’s home.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:07:35 +0000 16767 at http://kalw.org Occupy Bernal: Occupy at the local level Fighting foreclosure on multiple fronts http://kalw.org/post/fighting-foreclosure-multiple-fronts <p>The recent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/business/states-negotiate-26-billion-agreement-for-homeowners.html?pagewanted=all">$26 billion bank settlement</a> found that the nation&rsquo;s five largest banks engaged in a pattern of unfair and deceptive practices in servicing mortgages and dealing with loan modifications. And yet, <a href="http://www.realtytrac.com/trendcenter/trend.html">hundreds of thousands</a> of Californians have lost their homes.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Holly Kernan 9165 at http://kalw.org Fighting foreclosure on multiple fronts