San Rafael tenants call for rent control in Canal neighborhood March 9, 2023
Tenants of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and their supporters amassed at City Hall this week to demand that officials urgently enact a rent control ordinance amid mounting fears of gentrification.
Temen quedarse en la calle: residentes hispanos piden control de renta en San Rafael March 7, 2023
Decenas de inquilinos, en su mayoría hispanos, acudieron el lunes en la noche a una reunión en el Ayuntamiento de San Rafael para exigirle a las autoridades que impongan un control de renta para así evitar desalojos en la ciudad.
CEO of Marin County’s Canal Alliance says helping Latinos overcome poverty will have a ‘transformative’ impact on society February 28, 2023
The Northbay Business Journal goes in depth on the work that Canal Alliance CEO Omar Carrera has done for the Canal community.
‘Opportunity zone’ designation is costly February 23, 2023
Opportunity zones were created by the federal government to stimulate economic growth in historically underserved areas.
Niveles del agua preocupantes para los residentes de San Rafael February 14, 2023
El nivel de los mares en el mundo aumentó cerca de 8 pulgadas en el siglo pasado.
San Rafael gets $1.6M in planning grants for ‘priority’ areas February 3, 2023
San Rafael has been awarded $1.6 million in grants to fund studies for long-term planning in the Northgate and Canal neighborhoods.
More Chances for San Rafael Canal Communities to Be Heard January 18, 2023
In November 2022, the San Rafael City Council launched the Canal Community Resilience Planning Project, a study investigating the feasibility of sea-level rise adaptation in the Canal neighborhood.
Marin immigration advocates decry Title 42 extension January 2, 2023
Omar Carrera, chief executive of Canal Alliance, an immigrant advocacy organization in San Rafael, said the policy is being “misused.”
Omar Carrera joins Marin IJ editorial board as public member December 31, 2022
Omar Carrera, CEO of the San Rafael-based nonprofit Canal Alliance, has joined the Independent Journal’s editorial board as its public member.
Marin Small-Business Owners Put Microgrants to Good Use November 30, 2022
Darlin Ruiz received a $2,500 grant through an agency partnership dedicated to assisting some of the hardest-hit microbusinesses
San Rafael gets funds for Canal area climate change project November 28, 2022
San Rafael will use a $762,000 grant to fund an equity-guided study on the effects of sea level rise and climate change in the Canal.
Marin nonprofits call for rent control in San Rafael November 4, 2022
A coalition of Marin nonprofits is asking San Rafael to urgently adopt a rent control ordinance for the Canal neighborhood amid concerns of gentrification
SFF Unlocking the Power of Public-Nonprofit Partnership September 21, 2022
The Canal Policy Working Group was formed in late sumer of 2020 to develop bold, equity–focused solutions to address the disproportionate impacts that Covid-19 brought to the Canal community.
The State of the Economy September 6, 2022
North Bay businesses meet high demand, but shore up for a slowdown.
A responsible way for North Bay counties to ensure their economies remain robust is to support Latino business owners.
Immigration Legal Services as the Foundation for Improving Lives September 6, 2022
Canal Alliance’s Immigration Legal Services (ILS) serves as the foundation for Improving Lives in the Canal district.