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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

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Delay Vote On Tiny Apartments

San Francisco lawmakers have postponed voting on a proposal that would make the city home to some of the smallest apartments in the country.

09/25/2012

Embarcadero Center in San Francisco (CBS)

San Francisco May Approve Tiniest Apartments In US

Supervisors are set to vote on Tuesday on a proposed change to the city’s building code that would allow construction of among the tiniest apartments in the country.

09/24/2012

Downtown San Jose

High-Rise Apartment Living On The Horizon In Downtown San Jose

Two developers agreed on Friday to build two high-rise apartment buildings in Downtown San Jose, where the demand for rental housing and desire for an urban lifestyle has grown.

07/21/2012

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

San Francisco May Allow 150-Square-Foot ‘Shoebox’ Apartments

A developer’s group is proposing the City of San Francisco change its building code to make the smallest living space in an efficiency apartment 150 square feet, down from the current 220 square feet.

07/10/2012

BART station (CBS)

Fremont Considers Development Near Future BART Station

A new report outlines a bold plan to develop the area surrounding the newest BART station in Warm Springs.

06/15/2012

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

Social Media Boom Fuels Soaring South Bay Rents

More people want to live in San Jose thanks to growth in the technology sector fueled by social media, making the greater San Jose area one of the most expensive rental markets in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

(AP)

Bill Lets California Landlords Ban Smoking In Units

The state Senate has approved a bill that would let landlords ban smoking on their properties, including inside rental units.

CBS San Francisco–05/09/2011

(AP)

Contra Costa Landlords Urged To Control Secondhand Smoke

Multi-unit housing owners in unincorporated Contra Costa are bound by law to protect tenants from secondhand smoke, but Denice Dennis said that many landlords apparently have not gotten the memo.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/06/2011

(AP)

Group Seeks To Expand South Bay Smoking Bans

An anti-smoking group in Silicon Valley is trying to get more cities to enact smoking bans in apartment buildings, condos and townhouses.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/23/2011

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