Hosts Take A Hit After Airbnb Expands 'Extenuating Circumstances' Refund Policy During Coronavirus PandemicAirbnb is allowing travelers to cancel their reservations and get full refunds, without charges or penalties, duirng the coronavirus pandemic but some hosts say the policy impacts them unfairly.
Contra Costa County Supes Tightening Rules On Short-Term RentalsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the basics of a short-term rental ordinance regulating Airbnb-type rentals. The supervisors expect to formally approve the ordinance at their March 31 meeting.
Family Ecstatic After Missing Palo Alto Couple Was Found Miraculously Still AliveThe Palo Alto couple found Saturday in a densely-wooded area in Marin County about a half-mile from their Inverness rental cabin, was in such good spirits about being rescued, Ian Irwin was singing as rescue helicopters arrived, according to authorities.
Proposed Law Would Make Owners Of Short-Term Rental Homes More AccountableAfter five people were killed at a Halloween party at an Airbnb in Orinda, a California lawmaker has proposed a law that make people who rent out their homes more accountable.
Orinda Lawmaker's Bill Aims To Keep Short-Term Rentals From Becoming 'Party Houses'A California state senator from the East Bay unveiled a bill Monday meant to deter short-term rentals from becoming "party houses."
Child Finds Loaded Gun, Badge Left By South Bay Sheriff's Deputy In Lake Tahoe AirbnbA nine-year-old child apparently found a loaded gun and badge left behind by a Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputy at an Airbnb rental in South Lake Tahoe, officials said Monday.
Contra Costa County Eyes Short-Term Rental OrdinanceA prospective ordinance governing short-term rentals in unincorporated parts of Contra Costa County is scheduled to be discussed.
Airbnb Bans 'Open Invite Parties' In Wake Of Orinda Halloween Mass ShootingIn the wake of an Orinda mass shooting on Halloween night that left five victims dead, San Francisco-based Airbnb announced Thursday it was issuing a nationwide ban on rental use for "open invite" parties.
Good Cook? AirBnB Will Fly 100 Home Cooks To Italy For Intensive Culinary Experience Airbnb is launching a global search for 100 top home cooks and treating them to a trip to Italy to learn how to refine their recipes. Applications close December 23.
Contra Costa County Sheriff Confirms New Arrests In Orinda Halloween ShootingTwo more people have been arrested by federal agents in connection with the investigation into a shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda that killed five people and wounded nine more.
ATF Links Guns Seized During New Orinda Shooting Arrests Linked To Multiple ShootingsThe San Francisco division of the ATF announced Thursday that guns seized during raids connected to the Orinda Halloween mass shooting have been linked to other Bay Area shootings.
Halloween Party Shooting: Orinda Passes 'Urgency Ordinance' For Short-Term RentalsJust weeks after a Halloween shooting that left five people dead in Orinda, changes are coming to short-term rental rules in the small Contra Costa County city.
Orinda Halloween Shooting: DA Not Filing Charges, Most Suspects ReleasedContra Costa County prosecutors are not filing charges against the suspects in the Orinda Halloween party shooting at an Airbnb and most of the suspects were released Monday night.
Airbnb, San Jose State University Partner To House Homeless StudentsThe City of San Jose has announced a partnership with Airbnb, the Bill Wilson Center and San Jose State University to temporarily house students who are homeless or those with unstable housing situations.
Orinda Police Stay Silent On Halloween Airbnb Shooting InvestigationThe families of victims killed in the mass shooting at an Orinda Airbnb party house on Halloween night are experiencing frustration after getting radio silence from police two weeks after the deadly incident.