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7:40am

Wed March 25, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

It's Time To Overturn the State Ban on Rent Control // East Bay Express

"...A twenty-year-old state law known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act blocks Oakland and other California cities from adopting sensible rent control rules that could help keep rent prices from getting even higher.

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3:18pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Your Legal Rights 7pm 01.21.15

Landlord/Tenant Laws and Disputes

Landlord/Tenant Laws and Disputes
Guests: Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.
Listeners with questions for James and Marc, please call 415-841-4134.
Also tonight, Your Legal Rights features our mini Call-A-Lawyer Night exclusively for listeners with landlord/tenant questions. While Your Legal Rights is broadcasting over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, off-air attorneys will be taking calls at  800-525-9917; for private/no-fee consultation on landlord/tenant questions, please call early.
 

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5:24pm

Tue April 29, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

What's it like to lead the San Francisco Rent Board?

With rental housing being such a contentious topic in San Francisco, we thought it could be helpful to talk with the person who might know more about rent laws than anybody else in the city, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Rent Board.

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5:33pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Growing number of San Francisco landlords not renting

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Adelie Freyja Annabel Under CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/legalcode

We often hear how the rent in San Francisco is some of the priciest in the country, but there are also just not enough places for people to live.

The mayor’s office has asked city officials to speed up the lengthy permitting process in efforts to increase the housing supply. But some say that the supply already exists -- that thousands of units are simply being kept off the market. Some estimate up to 10,000 of these units exist. Many sit unrented because tenants are proving too risky an investment for some property owners.

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4:06pm

Fri April 4, 2014

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