Family of Five Facing Eviction Despite Statewide Eviction MoratoriumDespite a statewide eviction moratorium, Jim Walker, his wife and their three children are at risk of losing their rent controlled home of 30 years. In May, they received a notice to vacate by August 20.
SF Judge Denies Property Owners’ Legal Challenge To Overturn Eviction BanA San Francisco judge on Monday denied a legal challenge brought on by property owners looking to block a new San Francisco law prohibiting landlords from evicting or imposing late fees on tenants who can't pay because of COVID-19.
Gov. Newsom To Sign Order Halting Death PenaltyCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order placing a moratorium on the state's use of the death penalty on Wednesday morning. The order will reprieve all individuals sentenced to death in California.
Oakland District's Deal With Teachers Includes Moratorium On Charter SchoolsThe Oakland Teacher's strike has come to an end, but not everyone is happy about it. One of the terms of the agreement was placing a moratorium on charter schools.
Santa Clara County Supervisors Back Moratorium On Dakota PipelineThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed a resolution that supports a moratorium on building the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Oakland Approves 90-Day Moratorium On Rent Hikes, EvictionsHoping to stem the city’s housing crisis, the Oakland City Council approved a 90-day moratorium on evictions and rent hikes.
Alameda Landlord Uses Moratorium Loophole, Evicts Whole Apartment ComplexEarlier this month, Alameda approved a temporary stop to rent hikes and evictions. But three days after lawmakers passed the bill, a new landlord used a loophole to evict all 31 families in an apartment complex.
Alameda Police Tackle Renters' Advocate At City Council MeetingThings got heated at a meeting of the Alameda City Council Wednesday night, as police tackled a member of the Alameda Renters’ Coalition and put at least two people in handcuffs.
SF Supervisor Campos Rallies For Development Moratorium In Mission DistrictSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos and proponents of Proposition I, which aims to suspend market-rate development in the Mission District for 18 months, held a rally outside San Francisco City Hall Tuesday, just a week ahead of the Nov. 3 elections.
San Jose May Put Mobile Home Park Closures On HoldAs San Jose’s real estate market stays hot, more mobile home park owners are being pressured to sell to developers. Mayor Sam Liccardo is proposing a six-month moratorium on such conversions.
Housing Moratorium In San Francisco’s Mission District Qualifies For November BallotA proposal to enact interim zoning controls, and thereby freeze the development of market-rate housing for 18 months in San Francisco’s Mission District, has qualified for the Nov. 3 ballot.