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Section 8 Tenants In Santa Clara County Hit Hard By Federal Cuts

Federal sequestration cuts are hitting Section 8 tenants in Santa Clara County hard, with rent increases coming for thousands of households.


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Apple Continues Expansion, Leases Big Office Building In Sunnyvale

Apple continues to expand in Silicon Valley, signing a lease this week for a high-profile office building in Sunnyvale. It’s part of a trend of tech companies gobbling up commercial real estate quickly in Silicon Valley.


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SoCal Company Snatches Up Bay Area Business Parks

In what is likely the biggest real estate deal of the year, a Southern California company is buying up a whopping 18 business parks in Silicon Valley and the East Bay.



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.


Occupy Wall Street protesters stage a demonstration in San Francisco, Oct. 14. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Occupy SF Teams Up With Housing Rights Groups To Spread Message

Occupy San Francisco protesters are teaming up with local legal and housing rights organizations Saturday to spread their message to a handful of local neighborhoods.


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.


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.



Contra Costa Landlords Urged To Control Secondhand Smoke

Multi-unit housing owners in unincorporated Contra Costa are bound by law to protect tenants from secondhand smoke, but Denice Dennis said that many landlords apparently have not gotten the memo.


Bed Bug Complaints Soar In San Francisco

Bedbug Complaints Soar In San Francisco

South of Market hotels appear to have been hit especially hard by a recent bed beg infestation, and as KCBS’ Bob Melrose reports, the recent heat wave is taking a fair share of the blame.