News and Views

May 20, 2008
CNN covers the plight of Santa Barbara residents who lost their homes when they could no longer afford to pay rent.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel covers a Santa Cruz rally against Prop 98.
  • Santa Cruz
The Contra Costa Times covers a lawsuit filed by Bay Area Legal Aid on behalf of low-income African-American tenants in Antioch. The tenants allege that the Antioch police department's Community Action Team unfairly targets them as part of a "concerted and unlawful campaign to seek evidence which could lead to the termination of participants' Section 8 voucher benefits."
  • Contra Costa
May 14, 2008
In this Sacramento Bee editorial, Peter Schrag discusses the Howard Jarvis Tax Association in light of Proposition 98.
San Francisco's Examiner covers Monday's Board of Supervisors hearing, which addressed tenant complaints against CitiApartments. CitiApartments one of San Francisco's biggest landlords and has been accused of using aggressive tactics to harass long-term rent controlled tenants.
  • San Francisco
The Los Angeles Times announces its endorsements on June state ballot measures. Commenting on the rent control aspect of Prop. 98, the paper wrote: "Statewide abolition of rent control must not sneak its way onto the books as a hidden addendum to an ostensible eminent domain reform. Including it in Proposition 98 is cynical and devious -- and reason enough to reject the measure."
  • Los Angeles
The Modesto Bee profiles a Los Angeles renter worried about losing her home if Prop 98 passes.
  • Los Angeles
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  • Stanislaus
Brian Leubitz of Calitics covers San Francisco's May 7th rally against Prop 98 in California Progress Report
Executive Director of Tenants Together is interviewed in this front page San Francisco Chronicle article on the rent control aspects of Proposition 98.
May 7, 2008
Charisse Domingo documents Page Mill tenants in East Palo Alto in a photo essay.
  • San Mateo
This New Times SLO editorial explains how far-reaching the consequences of Prop 98 could be, including its effects on future water projects, the environment, and California's renters.
  • San Luis Obispo
This Pasadena Weekly article reports on the devastating effects Prop 98 would have on affordable housing.
  • Los Angeles
Pasadena Star News reports on a man being criminally prosecuted for using eBay and Craigslist to con renters out of tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Los Angeles
Hollister Freelance reports that the San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose Prop 98.
  • San Benito
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.

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