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Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Airbnb Hosts Call For Progressive Home Sharing Laws In San Francisco

Airbnb hosts and supporters have launched the “Fair to Share” campaign aimed at helping to tax and regulate home sharing in San Francisco.

07/31/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

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San Francisco Tenants Outraged Over Lower-Haight Property Manager’s Costly Rental Requirements

Tenants at a rent-controlled apartment building in San Francisco’s Lower-Haight neighborhood say they’ve received notice from their landlord that they need to prove an annual income of $100,000 in addition to a high credit score.

05/06/2014

SF groups protest a planned Ellis Act conviction Wednesday. (CBS)

Time-Lapse Map Illustrates Explosion Of Evictions In San Francisco

A group of anti-eviction activists who say gentrification is dramatically changing San Francisco have mapped evictions in the city over nearly two decades to “de-isolate” the eviction phenomenon and raise awareness about what neighborhoods are turning over.

04/30/2014

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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.

07/24/2013

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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.

02/09/2012

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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.

12/21/2011

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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

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.

12/03/2011

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

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