Judge Rules Against Suit Citing Gangs, Bedbugs, Blight At Oakland’s Hillside Complex, Owners Agree To Security Upgrades
Hillside Apartments have been called the worst in Oakland. Neighbors have a nickname for the complex: Killside Prison.
Bedbugs have led Concord to seek an arrest warrant for a landlord.
More than a dozen tenants of a West Oakland apartment complex have filed complaints against their landlord that include sexual harassment and deplorable living conditions.
As of Wednesday, there was no evidence of bedbugs at a Burlingame Goodwill Industries warehouse, officials with the donation center reported.
The San Francisco city attorney has filed a lawsuit against a Tenderloin District hotel owner, claiming the building is riddled with bed bugs and is the base of operations for a street gang.
The number of bed bug infestations reported in South Bay homes and hotels nearly doubled in 2010, and county vector control officials said Thursday they expect even more cases this year.
The number of bedbug complaints in San Francisco has doubled in the past five years, and the violation notices have increased threefold.
County health officials will be holding a town hall meeting in Concord on Thursday to provide information about bed bugs to local residents, according to Contra Costa Health Services.
Legislation designed to make it easier for San Francisco to correct public health nuisances in rental property is moving forward with the Board of Supervisors.