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San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

San Francisco To ‘Shame’ Property Owners Into Earthquake-Retrofitting Their Buildings

San Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes – shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.

16 hours ago

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2 Men Arrested In Santa Cruz Craigslist Stolen Property Stings

Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies assisted last week in two cases where stolen property was recovered after suspects tried to sell it on Craigslist.

09/02/2014

A sign is posted near a row of Kale at the City Hall Victory Garden August 11, 2008 at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco First California City To Test Urban Farming Tax Break Law For Property Owners

San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break.

09/02/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation Fees

Several property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

07/24/2014

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Former Monterey County Police Employee Suspected Of Stealing Department Property Arrested

Police found a former employee had stored multiple items in self-storage lockers, including police uniforms, firefighter “turn-out” gear, radio equipment, vehicle light bars, animal “catch poles,” keys and handcuffs.

07/03/2014

Screen images from Monkey Parking app. (Paolo Dobrowolny)

Monkey Parking App’s CEO Refuses To Halt Operations In SF, Despite Order From City Attorney’s Office

A Rome-based startup, whose users auction off public parking spaces via an iPhone app is refusing to halt operations in San Francisco, despite an order from the city attorney’s office.

06/26/2014

Ryan Paradiso (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

San Jose Burglary Suspect Arrested After Online Purchase Traced To Stolen Computer

A man was arrested last week after Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies determined a stolen Apple computer was used to make an online purchase from his San Jose home.

06/23/2014

Vinod Khosla  (James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly)

Billionaire Landowner To Testify In Court Over His Closing Off Access To Popular Peninsula Beach

Vinod Khosla, a billionaire venture capitalist, is expected to testify Monday afternoon in Redwood City in a case where he’s accused of violating public access laws when he closed off Martins Beach.

05/12/2014

Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Community in San Jose. (CBS)

Hayward City Leaders Push To Protect Mobile Home Parks From Development

As property values skyrocket in the Bay Area, mobile home parks are being left in the dust, and landlords in an East Bay city might have to pay the price for pushing those low-rent tenants out.

05/08/2014

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Alameda County Gentrification Pushing Out Longtime Residents, Possibly Causing Health Problems

When people are forced to move they are heavily stressed. That’s the finding in a new report co-authored by the Alameda County Health Department on the possible downsides of new money coming into old neighborhoods.

04/07/2014

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