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ConsumerWatch: Student Tries To Barter His Way Through Semester

A University of Minnesota sophomore is living on an extreme budget, and chronicling it online.

11/05/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Ellis Act Evictions Surge 170 Percent In Last Three Years

Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco have increased 170 percent over the last three years, according to a report made by the city.

11/05/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates

The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in prison.

10/07/2013

Exotic dancer "Pepper" of Lusty Lady (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Unionized San Francisco Strip Club Closing Its Curtains

Nearly 20 years after they made the nation gawk by forming its first unionized strip club, the dancers at the Lusty Lady are are hanging up their thongs.

08/21/2013

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Scathing Audit Exposes Major Problems Within SF Housing Authority

A scathing audit released Monday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Legislative Analyst has exposed multiple problems within San Francisco Housing Authority.

06/04/2013

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Sequester Cuts Could Mean Rent Increase For Santa Clara County Section-8 Households

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority Commission will on Tuesday consider a proposed 5% rent increase for the 18,000 households participating in the local Section 8 housing voucher program.

06/04/2013

A view of the layout of a micro-apartment at 38 Harriet St. in San Francisco. (Panoramic Interests)

KCBS Cover Story: A Look Inside San Francisco’s Micro-Apartments

Crews are putting the finishing touches on some San Francisco micro-apartments, spaces under 300 square feet, meant to be a more affordable option for those looking to live in the city.

04/10/2013

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

California Renters Won’t Have To Declaw, Devocalize Pets

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation barring landlords from forcing renters to declaw or devocalize their pets to cut down on noise and property damage.

09/26/2012

SS Red Oak Victory, a World War II cargo ship docked at the Port of Richmond. (CBS)

WWII Ship At Richmond Port May Be Asked To Pay Rent

A symbol of the Bay Area’s role in fighting World War II may be asked to pay rent or lose its home, if a Richmond lawmaker’s proposal is approved.

07/04/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Many Parents Opting To Borrow, Rent Toys

New sites are popping up that allow parents to rent toys for their children, instead of buying them.

12/21/2011

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