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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

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

New Scam Targets Bay Area Renters

Bay Area renters need to be aware of a new scam popping up online. Some properties are being offered at rock-bottom rents by people who neither own, nor have control over, the properties.

12/15/2011

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San Francisco Rent Board Sides With Smokers In State Ordinance Disputes

San Francisco landlords who want to ban smoking entirely on a property will not be able to evict a tenant who smokes if smoking was allowed in the apartment when the tenant signed a lease.

12/15/2011

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

Closer Look: Bay Area Problem Tenant Emerges In Oregon

A few weeks ago, CBS 5 reported on a woman who avoided paying rent for years. She had numerous court judgments against her, and owes more than $100,000 to landlords, some in the Bay Area.

11/22/2011

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

North Bay Tenant Accused Of Evading Rent For Years

The consequence of not paying rent often means losing the apartment. But one woman is accused of using her expertise to evade paying rent for years.

10/27/2011

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

Corporate Shuttles Partially To Blame For Skyrocketing San Francisco Rents

Rents in San Francisco are on the rise, up 13 percent from a year ago. Supply is short, partially because so many people are looking to live in the city but work elsewhere as corporate commuter shuttles make it easier for workers.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/11/2011

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SF Law Prohibits Short-Term Rentals Popularized By Airbnb

A woman whose home was recently vandalized by a short-term renter she found through Airbnb.com was probably violating city laws that prohibit a residence from being used as a hotel, city officials said.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/04/2011

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Airbnb To Offer Property Protection After SF Homeowner Ransacked

A company that connects travelers with people renting out their homes will soon offer property protection after a host in San Francisco had her home vandalized.

KPIX 5–08/02/2011

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

Social Media Boom Fuels Soaring South Bay Rents

More people want to live in San Jose thanks to growth in the technology sector fueled by social media, making the greater San Jose area one of the most expensive rental markets in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

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