Landlord/Tenant laws/issues & rental issues involving Airbnb, Inc., the online marketplace for national &  international vacation rentals. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorney Sal Timpano; Real Estate & Shared Economy attorney Tad Devlin. Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Employment Law -- the shared/gig economy: Uber/Airbnb/Lyft and other work opportunities. Guests: Real Estate attorney Tad Devlin and Employment Law attorney Aaron Minnis. Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Daily news roundup for Monday, July 25, 2016

Jul 25, 2016

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Bay Area table tennis phenom is youngest U.S. Olympian // SFGate

"Kanak Jha doesn’t mind social pingpong. He was willing to volley a bit on Thursday with a reporter who is a decent garage player for 10 shots. But on the 11th, Jha put so much slice and speed on the ball that you could snap your wrist trying to return it.

Daily News Roundup for July 13, 2016

Jul 13, 2016
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San Francisco To Vote Nation’s Most Strict Styrofoam Ban // ABC 7 News

“San Francisco lawmakers are poised to give final approval to what will be the strictest ban in the nation on Styrofoam products.

Daily News Roundup for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016
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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jun 7, 2016
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City Preparing to Close Pier 80 Homeless Shelter // SF Weekly

“San Francisco's temporary homeless shelter at Pier 80 just below Dogpatch is set to close July 1, when a two-month extension expires. 

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016
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Lee vetoes S.F.’s proposed rolling-stop law for bicyclists // SF Gate

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Mayor Ed Lee was a big winner, yesterday, in San Francisco’s elections, for more reasons than just being voted into another term in office.

City Visions: San Francisco Election Special

Nov 1, 2015


November 2, 2015: San Francisco voters head to the polls Tuesday to consider measures addressing affordable housing, building height limits, restrictions on Airbnb and a development moratorium in the Mission district. And they'll decide on the city's next mayor, sheriff and District 3 supervisor. City Visions discusses the props and the candidates. Guests:

-Lisa Feldstein, assistant professor of public affairs, University of San Francisco

James Grimes / flickr

On the October 28th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about what’s at stake for San Francisco and the greater Bay Area in the upcoming election. 



Airbnb has been reshaping the way San Franciscans think about property from the time the company was founded seven years ago. Since then, the company has grown, largely unregulated, to a $25 billion market valuation.


On the Oct 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll host a debate about Prop F. If it passes, it would limit private rentals to 75 nights per year.

Daily news roundup for Monday, August 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015
Gabrielle Lurie, Special To The Chronicle

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California Death Penalty, Struck Down Over Delays, Faces Next Test // The New York Times

"Whether California’s application of the death penalty is so drawn out and arbitrary that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment will be argued on Monday before a federal appeals court in Pasadena."

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jul 7, 2015
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It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November​ // Tech Crunch


On the July 1st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about labor laws and how they affect the explosion of independent contractors. 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 8th, 2015

Jun 9, 2015
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Police chases balance danger of criminals, safety risk to public // SF Gate

Three times in the past three months, suspects racing away from San Francisco police have plowed cars into innocent people, killing a woman and sending several others to hospitals. Each time, officers apparently followed department policy. But in the aftermath of twisted metal and grief, a long-nagging question has re-emerged:

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015

Chinatown opera musicians seek solution to repeated citations // SF Examiner

The ongoing drama of Chinese opera singers and musicians performing without permits at Portsmouth Square in Chinatown might have a happy ending one day, if the group’s self-proclaimed guardian can drum up enough support for a new arrangement.

David Zlutnick

Activists gathered in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, last month, to call attention to part of the city’s housing crisis. They got together around a three-unit apartment building where flats are rented out to vacationers through an online broker. The protesters plastered the building with green stickers that said the tourist rentals there are illegal.

On the August 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the transformation of the sharable economy with the explosion of for-profit companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and Task Rabbit? Big investors and venture capitalists are backing these companies. Who’s investing? What is the original mission of the sharing economy and how has it changed? What should a sharing economy look like? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.



Ben Trefny

The sharing economy in San Francisco is humming. Companies like Airbnb have figured out how to make a lot of money by using existing housing stock to meet consumer demand, which in Airbnb’s case is coming from tourists. Fast Company magazine declared AirBnB will soon become “the world’s largest hotel chain – without owning a single hotel.”

Traveling off the Beaten Track

May 8, 2012
photo courtesy of Global Exchange

Bay Area companies and organizations are using the web and social media to redefine what it means to be a tourist and help people create authentic travel experiences that build cultural understanding. 

City Visions host Lauren Meltzer, along with guests from Couchsurfing.orgGlobal Exchangegogobot and Airbnb had a lively conversation about the impact of the web on how, why and where we travel.

Despite the growth of prescription painkiller abuse, only 86 of 30,000 doctors and pharmacists in the Bay Area are enrolled in California’s state prescription drug monitoring system. The system is optional, and drug prescribers say it is outdated, slow, and clunky. Prescription drug overdoses kill more than 11 people every day in California...