evictions

06 Jul 2016

An Eviction Horror Story Starring an Evil Bay Area Judge

This article is written anonymously because the author fears reprisal from the courts. Someone, Help Us It isn’t just landlords raising rent that kills tenants. It’s the court. In the last two weeks, I have seen more horrific, gut wrenching things in a courtroom in the Bay Area than I

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29 Jun 2016

Oscar the Grouch Evicted from SF Trashcan, Moves to Oakland Dumpster.

We got the news today that longtime San Francisco resident, Oscar the Grouch, has been evicted from his rent controlled San Francisco trashcan. Last week Mr. the Grouch came home to find an eviction notice on his trashcan lid. His landlord, David McCloskey (the man who famously tried to evict

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27 May 2015

15 Rental Rights Every San Franciscan Should Know

*This article was researched and written with help from tenant attorney and Broke-Ass Stuart columnist Daniel Wayne.  To learn more about your rights as a tenant check out out Daniel’s other articles here or his website.  Did you know that not all buildings in San Francisco are protected by rent control? Did

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06 May 2015

FREE Workshop For Renters, Know Your Rights!

  Tenant leaders hold bootcamps to crack down on “gotcha evictions” San Francisco — Following a report showing a disturbing new trend in evictions, the San Francisco Tenants Union and statewide tenant advocate Dean Preston are launching a new renters rights project to fight back. Known as Tenant Rights Bootcamps,

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18 Apr 2015

UPDATE – Owner Claims Studio 17 Will Remain For Artists

Thanks to Daniel Hirsch at www.missionlocal.org for this update! This week we received information from the historic art collective Studio 17 in the mission.  It explained how Studio 17’s owner Rick Holman was not going to renew their lease.  Holman was not responding to any of the tenants’ emails and they took

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16 Apr 2015

70 Artists Face Displacement In The Mission

  Studio 17, one of our city’s largest art collectives may disappear this year.  Redlick Building owner failed to renew the lease which expires June 2015. “We are stuck in limbo and our situation as working artists in this city is dire,” said Robert Donald, visual artist and the master

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02 Apr 2015

Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer: What to do if you get Served with an Eviction Notice

Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a renter in San Francisco. Every few weeks attorney Daniel Wayne will answer a different question making it so that you have all the info you need to keep you in your home. Got a question? Send

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18 Aug 2014

What Happens if They Stop all the Ellis Act Evictions and the Hyper-Gentrification of San Francisco?

Look outside. Did you see the bombs drop this morning? Did you hear the bullets sizzle? Did you cover your ears to protect yourself from the screams of chaos and desperation? Did you smell the smoke? San Francisco is at war right now. Literally, no, but I wouldn’t reduce it down

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