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Hillside Apartments in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment Complexes

Oakland 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.

03/04/2015

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Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process

Many 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.

03/04/2015

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Alameda County Bans Skateboarding On County Property; Violators To Face Citations

The county of Alameda voted Tuesday to ban skateboarding on all county property, allowing for violators to be cited.

03/03/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

Veteran San Francisco Police Officer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison

A 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.

02/23/2015

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San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Tax Property Owners Who Let Their Units Sit Vacant

A San Francisco Supervisor wants to tax out-of-town property owners who let their units sit vacant.

02/05/2015

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Jury Deliberations Set To Begin in San Francisco Police Officers’ Corruption Case

A San Francisco police officer corruption case is going to a jury on Monday where the officers are charged with conspiracy to commit theft from the Police Department, theft of more than $5,000 and conspiracy to violate civil rights.

11/25/2014

Valuable water resources in Antioch.

Drought: Valuable 100-Year-Old Water Rights Could Make Some East Bay Cities Rich

California’s pre-1914 water rights are not regulated. Even in drought years, whoever claimed the water first, gets it.

11/14/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Is Senator Feinstein Putting San Francisco’s Mayor Lee On The Hot Seat Over Airbnb Legislation?

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has some strong words about proposed Airbnb legislation under consideration by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and doesn’t want anything getting pushed through too soon.

10/21/2014

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Animals Often Center Of Nasty Divorce Proceedings When Bay Area Couples Split

In San Francisco, dogs don’t just outnumber kids, they often are the ‘kids,’ and when couples split up, the fur often begins to fly over their pets.

10/09/2014

Proposition G rally on City Hall steps heats up when both sides of the debate expressed their views. (photo courtesy Irwin Swirnoff)

Flipped Real Estate Tax Measure G Draws Dueling Rallies At San Francisco City Hall

A real estate taxation measure on San Francisco’s ballot prompted dueling rallies on the steps of City Hall Monday morning.

10/06/2014

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