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SF Renter Says Landlord Is Raising Her Rent 400 Percent With $12,500 Security Deposit

A San Francisco renter posted online a letter she received from her landlord which raises her rent by 400 percent, and adds a 12,500 damages deposit to her lease in an effort to force her to leave.

03/15/2015

The gold version of the iPhone 5S is displayed at an Apple store on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Is Apple Getting Sweetheart Deals On Rent At Malls Due To Foot Traffic Its Stores Bring In?

Because of the amount of foot traffic Apple brings to malls, in many cases, the stores are able to negotiate for a better rental deal.

03/11/2015

Sylvia Smith of San Francisco is facing eviction. (CBS)

Grandmother In Rent-Controlled Apartment Accused Of Dealing Drugs By New San Francisco Landlord

A 70-year-old grandmother is fighting to stay in her rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District after a new landlord accused her of buying drugs for neighbors.

03/10/2015

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Struggling Single Mom Of 2 Rents San Mateo Garage For $1,000 A Month

One mother in San Mateo says rent’s so expensive in her city all she can afford is a garage.

03/05/2015

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Steep Competition For $400-A-Month Affordable Housing Complex In Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ranked fifth for the nation’s biggest rent hikes last year.

02/18/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$100K San Francisco Tech Worker Asks Redditors For Advice On Living Out Of A Tent To Save Money

A San Francisco tech worker making over $100,000-per year took to Reddit seeking advice on how to live in a tent to avoid paying rent.

02/03/2015

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Farmers Feel The Sting Of Bee Rustlers — California’s New Outlaws

It’s a crime straight out of the wild west with a with a California twist. Bee rustlers have become the state’s new outlaws.

02/01/2015

The Oakland Food Pantry on Peralta Street in West Oakland. (Oakland Food Pantry via Facebook)

West Oakland Food Pantry That Serves 400 Families Threatened With Closure

A dispute between the building’s owner, who served on the board, and the board of directors over rent means the non-profit could close as soon as this weekend.

12/26/2014

Work crews at the site of a sinkhole at 6th and Lake streets in San Francisco's Richmond District. (CBS)

Craigslist Ad Offers ‘Just Opened Up’ San Francisco Sinkhole To Rent For $2,800

One clever Craigslist poster is offering to rent you a massive sinkhole that opened up in the street Wednesday after days of rain. The hole, at Sixth Avenue and Lake Street, was 20 feet by 30 feet Wednesday but had grown to 30 feet by 28 feet as of Thursday morning. The pit is 10 feet deep.

12/04/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Nearly As Unaffordable As San Francisco

Today’s development comes courtesy of Rent.com, who assembled a list of the country’s most populous cities, taking into account median household incomes and rental vacancy rates (provided by the 2012 U.S. Census) as well as their data of this year’s median rental rates.

11/25/2014

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