Homeless People Sue Caltrans For Allegedly Seizing, Destroying Their PropertyA coalition of East Bay homeless people and advocates sued Caltrans in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland this week, accusing the agency of illegally seizing and destroying property during sweeps of homeless encampments.
California Police Flouting Asset Seizure Laws Prompts Action By State, Federal LawmakersCalifornia police have been flouting asset seizure laws, prompting action by state and federal lawmakers.
Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire SeasonWhen California wildfires overwhelm firefighting resources, the National Forest Service is faced with deciding where the most important battles must be fought, and what firefighters will work to save.
Building Damaged By Mission District Fire Could Sell For $20 MillionA 108-year-old building in San Francisco’s Mission District badly damaged by a fire that took the life of one man could sell for $20 million.
House In Front Of Children's Hospital Oakland Could Be Yours, If You Can Take It AwayThe little house that looks so out of place in front of Children’s Hospital Oakland is looking for a new plot of land to call home, and the hospital is willing to pay thousands of dollars for someone to take it away.
Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb RentalsSan Francisco's Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.
San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum To Close In June; Searching For New Home After Rent IncreaseSan Francisco's only museum devoted to comics, cartoons and animation is closing its doors at the end of June, but not forever.
Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing CrunchSan Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.
Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment ComplexesOakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said on Wednesday that her office has secured settlements that will require landlords to address what she says are unsafe and inhumane living conditions at two rental properties.
Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application ProcessMany San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.
Alameda County Bans Skateboarding On County Property; Violators To Face CitationsThe county of Alameda voted Tuesday to ban skateboarding on all county property, allowing for violators to be cited.
Veteran San Francisco Police Officer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal PrisonA former SFPD sergeant was sentenced to 41 months in prison for corruption in a federal court on Monday after being convicted of four charges related to a scheme to steal money and property seized during searches and arrests in 2009.