News and Views

The Ventura County Star recognizes that Ventura county renters have been affected by the mortgage crisis.
  • Ventura
An editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle slams Prop. 98.
The Marin Independent Journal covers the impact of foreclosures on Marin renters.
  • Marin
In a housing discrimination case, Napa landlords agreed to pay $18,000 to a tenant they attempted to evict after she gave birth to one child and got pregnant with another. The landlords claimed that the tenant violated a contract limiting the number of occupants in the rental property.
  • Napa
L.A. Times provides an overview of these competing measures. Dean Preston of Tenants Together explains that Proposition 98 would strip tenants of basic protections, including rent control.
A San Mateo Daily Journal article reviews Prop 98 and Prop 99. Aside from eliminating rent control and other rental protections, Prop 98 would prohibit cities from mandating new developments to carry affordable housing. In San Mateo, Prop 98 could affect development plans for Millbrae Bay Area Rapid Transit Station.
  • San Mateo
Los Angeles launches a county-wide initiative to address a growing senior population. A part of the initiative will be focused on helping LA seniors deal with rising rental costs.
  • Los Angeles
Paul Hogarth of Beyond Chron covers Oakland's rally against Prop 98.
  • Alameda
This article covers a bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee that would allow rental property owners to ban smoking. Advocates for the poor express concern that the bill could lead to evictions of rent controlled tenants who violate a smoking ban.
April 28, 2008
ABC News covers the story of a Stockton family who find themselves in a tight rental market as a result of being evicted from their rented home due to a foreclosure.
  • San Joaquin
Dean Preston of Tenants Together explains to KCBS that Proposition 98 would eliminate basic renter protections in California.
April 28, 2008
A Marin court decision, which would eliminate rent control for mobile home owners, leaves thousands fearing that they will lose their homes due to mortgage payments and increasing rents.
  • Marin
Governor Schwarzenegger joins other California Republicans, including Senator Diane Feinstein and former Governor Pete Wilson in opposing Proposition 98
On Friday, April 25, Governor Schwarzenegger announced his opposition to Prop 98, which, if it passes, would abolish rent control in California.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the story of a landlord couple being charged with terrorizing tenants in their South of Market building. Charges stem from such acts as cutting out floor supports, shutting off electricity, breaking and entering, and theft.
  • San Francisco
April 24, 2008
Palm Springs' Desert Sun reports on the plight of an estimated 2,000 to 10,000 residents who live in homes on Native American land. Residents of one park, Duroville, named after owner Hary Duro, are awaiting a ruling on whether or not the mobile park will be closed.
  • Riverside
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  • San Bernardino
New dramatic "Yes on 98" radio ads draw on fear of eminent domain, but fail to mention that Proposition 98 would abolish rent control.
This Daily News article discusses the fear of the impact that Proposition 98 would have on renters in California, focusing on tenants and the rental market in the Los Angeles area.
  • Los Angeles
Pasadena Star-News reports on the effect that Proposition 98 would have on renters throughout California in eliminating rental protections, as well as affordable housing in the city of Pasadena.
April 22, 2008
The Sacramento Bee reports that former Governor Pete Wilson has publicly opposed Proposition 98.

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