East Bay Lawmaker Pusing New Protections For RentersJust days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's so-called "homeowner bill of rights" into law, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is pushing for new protection for renters.
Wells Fargo Earnings Up For 2nd QuarterWells Fargo has reported higher earnings for the second quarter thanks to a pickup in lending and a decline in the amount of bad loans.
California Foreclosure Rate Tops In Nation; San Leandro Family's Struggle TypicalCalifornia had the highest foreclosure rate in the country in July, a stark reminder that people are still losing their homes in record numbers despite state and federal efforts to end the housing crisis.
KCBS Cover Story: Richmond Foreclosure Crisis Impacting ChildrenThe foreclosure crisis in the Richmond area has forced some families into homelessness. Small children, in particular, are feeling the strain and stress of living in unfamiliar surroundings.
Investors Buying Up Many Foreclosed Oakland HomesAn advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.
California Lawyer Who Advocated Occupying Foreclosed Homes May Be DisbarredA California attorney who achieved national notoriety for advising clients to break into and reoccupy their foreclosed homes is facing the loss of his law license.
East Bay Democrat McNerney Faces Strong GOP Challenge In Redrawn DistrictRicky Gill, a young Republican who grew up in the Central Valley, will run against Rep. Jerry McNerney for Congress in a in a district whose newly drawn boundaries forced the incumbent Democrat to move from Pleasanton to Stockton.
Foreclosure Crisis Prompts Oakland Bank DemonstrationsMembers of a coalition aimed at making mortgage relief a key issue this election demonstrated at major banks in Oakland Thursday
Bay Area Foreclosure Rates On The Decline; Prices UpThe foreclosure picture across the U.S. and the Bay Area is showing signs of improvement according to foreclosure database Realty Trac.
'Occupy Bernal' Blocks Auction of Foreclosed Home In San FranciscoPlans to auction off a foreclosed home on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall fell through when Occupy Bernal protesters showed up.
Report Tracks Foreclosure’s Overlooked Impact On California ChildrenCalifornia is one of 10 states where home foreclosures have hit children harder than elsewhere in the nation, according to a study that documents the far reaching impact of the foreclosure crisis on the young.
California's AG Pushing New Mortgage, Homeowner ProtectionsThe proposals by Attorney General Kamala Harris would provide safeguards for homeowners while giving her office more leeway to investigate financial crimes.
ConsumerWatch: Foreclosures Return Despite Lingering Paperwork IssuesIn 2011, many foreclosures came to a halt after paperwork irregularities were discovered, but one out of 624 U.S. households received a foreclosure filling this past January.
Alamo Man Evicted From Self-Built Home After Barricading Himself InsideThe number of Bay Area homes in foreclosure is down nearly 40 percent from a year ago – but that’s little consolation for an East Bay man forced to walk away from the hand-built home he’s lived in for 18 years.
Vallejo May Implement Fees For Blighted Foreclosure CleanupForeclosed properties in Vallejo are now under target by city officials who claim that some of them have become eyesores in the neighborhood. Officials are now proposing stiff fines for owners who let their properties go.