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A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Economist Feels Record Rents In Bay Area Could Severely Stunt Economic Growth

Stephen Levy, Director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto, said the skyrocketing prices are having wide-ranging effects on the economy.

04/16/2014

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)

San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Fees

A group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.

04/09/2014

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Muni Looks For Ways To Carry More Riders Amid Building Boom

As San Francisco is in the midst of a building boom, transit officials said they are looking at two new ways to pack more people onto Muni Metro trains.

10/24/2013

308 Turk Street in San Francisco has been placed into receivership after city officials said the landlord, Atique Rehman, failed to fix complaints about deplorable conditions inside. (CBS)

San Francisco Cracks Down On Landlord Over Deplorable Conditions

The City of San Francisco is cracking down on a property owner it calls a slumlord, after numerous complaints about filthy living conditions at a building on Turk Street.

05/24/2013

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Bill To Ban Smoking In California Condos, Apartments Defeated

A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.

04/17/2013

A view of the layout of a micro-apartment at 38 Harriet St. in San Francisco. (Panoramic Interests)

KCBS Cover Story: A Look Inside San Francisco’s Micro-Apartments

Crews are putting the finishing touches on some San Francisco micro-apartments, spaces under 300 square feet, meant to be a more affordable option for those looking to live in the city.

04/10/2013

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San Francisco Supes Look To Strengthen Already Tough Smoking Laws

Two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in San Francisco will come before the city’s Board of Supervisors at its first regular meeting of the new year Tuesday.

01/15/2013

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Petaluma City Council Bans Smoking In Apartments, Hotels

The Petaluma City Council on Monday night unanimously passed an ordinance that bans smoking in apartments and other units of multi-family dwellings, as well as in hotels and motels.

12/04/2012

Inside a life-size model of a 150 square foot apartment. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve 220 Square Foot Apartments

San Francisco’s building code got downsized Tuesday with the Board of Supervisor’s approval of a pilot program that will build efficiency units, or apartments with reduced square footage requirements.

11/20/2012

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

California Renters Won’t Have To Declaw, Devocalize Pets

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation barring landlords from forcing renters to declaw or devocalize their pets to cut down on noise and property damage.

09/26/2012

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