KCBS Cover Story
In part three of our KCBS Cover Story series, “Through The Roof,” reporter Doug Sovern looks at the changing landscape of some of San Francisco’s working class neighborhoods.
In part two of Doug Sovern’s ‘Through The Roof’ cover-story special he looks at how Ellis Act evictions lead to landlords converting their property into Tenants In Common units at the cost of those with rent-controlled apartments.
San Francisco currently has the highest average rent in America. Meanwhile, real estate speculators are cashing in on the boom by snapping up buildings and evicting longtime tenants.
In just over a year, the most state of the art Children’s Hospital on the west coast will open in San Francisco, according the UCSF officials. The UCSF facility will replace an old, cramped out-dated space in Parnassus Heights.
The public golf course is ripping out its greens next week and replacing them, a $1.2 million project.
Flames and smoke are the visible threat but cancer is a silent killer that is claiming the lives of firefighters.
The issue was a major talking point at the recently completed International Conference on Family Planning in Ethiopia.
In response to this special series, San Francisco’s Presiding Judge and the state’s Chief Justice are both recommending reforms. KCBS has also learned that one Bay Area district attorney, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, is taking it even one step further, training his attorneys to observe a victim’s Marsy’s rights, even if the victim doesn’t ask for them to be honored.
In response to a KCBS investigation into the violation of victims’ rights in California, the presiding judge in San Francisco is recommending new procedures for the courts to follow. KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports exclusively that the state’s Chief Justice is also asking judges in other counties to consider doing the same.
A KCBS investigation has determined that the rights of California crime victims are often ignored, despite the passage five years ago of a landmark law to protect them.