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A picture shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris on April 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Quest For Extra Cash With Airbnb Turns Into Nightmare For South Bay Homeowner

A South Bay landlord who wanted to make some extra cash by renting out a room through Airbnb is in need of a place to stay herself since the tenants refuse to leave.

05/14/2015

Anti-eviction protesters at San Francisco City Hall, May 8, 2015. (CBS)

Anti-Eviction Protesters Take Over San Francisco City Hall

Anti-eviction protesters were holding a rally and sit-in at San Francisco City Hall Friday demanding to speak with Mayor Ed Lee about ending displacement in the Mission District, police and protesters said.

05/08/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent Control

Rents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.

04/29/2015

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After More Than 100 Years, San Francisco’s Shreve & Company Jeweler Priced Out Of Union Square Building Bearing Its Name

After more than 100 years doing business in the same spot, San Francisco jeweler Shreve & Company has been priced out of the building bearing its name.

04/26/2015

Cover art for the 'Superman' comic book, 1930s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum To Close In June; Searching For New Home After Rent Increase

San Francisco’s only museum devoted to comics, cartoons and animation is closing its doors at the end of June, but not forever.

04/20/2015

Squalid Conditions

San Francisco Apartment From Hell: Tenants Sue Landlord Over Sewage In Sinks, Blood-Stained Walls

Home is where their hell is — that’s what tenants of a South of Market apartment building are trying to illustrate in a lawsuit that alleges a bevy of terrible living conditions despite paying market-rate rents.

04/16/2015

Airbnb logo

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Proposes 120-Day Cap On Airbnb Rentals

Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco is seeking additional regulations on short-term rentals in the city, proposing that residents can’t rent out their homes or rooms on Airbnb and other sites for more than 120 days a year.

04/14/2015

SF apartment rentals on Craigslist. (CBS)

Think Bay Area Rent Is High? Rents Are Rising Everywhere Faster Than Inflation, Experts Say It’s Going To Get Worse

The average U.S. rent has climbed 14% to $1,124 since 2010. That’s four percentage points faster than inflation, and more than double the rise in U.S. home prices over the same period.

04/14/2015

Antioch School Board candidate Jeff Belle (CBS)

Troubled East Bay School Board Member Being Evicted For 3rd Time Since 2009

Trouble seems be following Contra Costa County School Board Trustee Jeff Belle, who is being evicted on top of having police called on him over the weekend after an alleged domestic violence incident.

04/08/2015

YouTube parody about San Francisco housing challenges (Photo from Chris Severn's YouTube video)

YouTube Parody Video Is Final Hope For Pair Unable To Find SF Housing

Faced with square footages in the triple digits with rents approaching five digits, a pair of health care consultants grabbed a banjo, a video camera and some kitschy lyrics and uploaded the result YouTube to lament and possibly land a sweet new pad.

04/08/2015

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