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Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisors Pass Controversial Airbnb Law

San Francisco Supervisors have passed a controversial proposal on how the city should handle people who rent out their homes and apartments on websites like Airbnb.

10/07/2014

A view looking east toward man-made islands of the Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary. The Bellevue-Staten apartment building is in view, and the Oakland/Piedmont Hills are in the background. (Wikipedia)

Rental Boom Around Oakland’s Lake Merritt

The trendy neighborhood is attracting new residents and it’s driving up rents.

09/13/2014

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2-Alarm Senior Community Fire In Walnut Creek Displaces 4, Causes $250K In Damage

A two-alarm fire at a Walnut Creek retirement community on Tuesday night left at least four people displaced from their homes and two apartments badly damaged.

08/13/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement

San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.

08/11/2014

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Evacuation Lifted For Hundreds Of Campbell Residents Following Gas Main Leak

Utility crews have stopped the leak of a 4-inch natural gas main in Campbell Monday morning that had prompted police to evacuate hundreds of residents near a construction project, a police captain said.

08/11/2014

Affordable apartment complex Candlestick Heights celebrates its grand opening Thursday. (CBS SF)

Candlestick Heights Brings High-End, Affordable Apartments To San Francisco

There’s more affordable housing available in one of the most expensive rental markets following the grand opening of a new apartment complex in the Bay View District Thursday.

07/24/2014

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San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation Fees

Several property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

07/24/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley, Peninsula Apartment Rental Prices Skyrocketing Due To Job Growth

Skyrocketing rental prices in the Bay Area, especially Silicon Valley, are showing no sign of easing up, according to a new survey.

07/15/2014

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Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment Renters

The website Swapt claims to ease some of the anxiety that comes with apartment hunting by providing renters with reviews that cover over 500,000 apartment units throughout the nation.

06/30/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill To Halt Mass Ellis Act Evictions In San Francisco Revived

A bill that would allow the city of San Francisco to limit the mass eviction of tenants in rent-controlled properties has squeaked through the state Senate after the author agreed to make changes.

05/29/2014

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