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Illinois Sheriff Takes a Stand – Will Any California Sheriffs Follow?
by Dean PrestonBeyond Chron
October 26th, 2010
Tenants Together executive director Dean Preston calls on sheriffs nationwide to refuse to evict people from their homes until banks prove foreclosures are valid.

Residential smoking ban puts Santa Clara County in forefront of crackdowns
by John WoolfolkMercury
October 25th, 2010
Residents of apartments, condominiums, and town homes will be banned from smoking in their homes if the law passes Nov. 9.

Republican who wants to overturn rent control pumps $200,000 into district elections
by Sarah PhelanSan Francisco Bay Guardian
October 22nd, 2010
In the November 2008 election, Thomas J. Coates gave $1 million to Prop 98, a statewide measure that would have eliminated rent control in California. More recently, Coates has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to certain causes and candidates in the local SF election. Ted Gullicksen of the SF Tenants Union is quoted.

Developing the War Against Bed Bugs
by Coalition for Economic SurvivalCoalition for Economic Survival
October 21st, 2010
TT member org Coalition for Economic Survival leads a bedbug boot camp on how to deal with this growing pest problem.

Where The Rents Are Highest
by Francesca
October 20th, 2010
Half the cities on the list are in California, with San Jose at the top.

California Foreclosure and Tenants Rights
by Kat Riverside
October 20th, 2010
Inland Empire real estate writer highlights Tenants Together's work to keep tenants in their homes after foreclosure.

Council adopts rent-stabilization ordinance
by Justine FrederiksenThe Ukiah Daily Journal
October 20th, 2010
The Ukiah City Council adopted a rent-stabilization ordinance. Only one member of the audience testified against the passage of the ordinance - the attorney representing the owners of a mobile home park.

Chinatown housing project goes green
by Erin SherbertSan Francisco Examiner
October 20th, 2010
Sara Shortt, executive director of the Housing Rights Committee of SF, comments on the San Francisco Housing Authority's energy-saving improvements.

Foreclosure moratorium sought
by Dan MoranLake County News-Sun
October 19th, 2010
Following one Illinois sheriff's refusal to carry out bank-initiated evictions, activists call for another county to stop evicting tenants from foreclosed homes.

Sheriff takes hard stand against foreclosures
by Melanie EversleyUSA Today
October 19th, 2010
Cook County sheriff Thomas Dart refuses to enforce foreclosure evictions without proof that the foreclosure was done properly.

Dart To Suspend Foreclosure Evictions Filed By Leading Banks
by eNews Park ForesteNews Park Forest
October 19th, 2010
An Illinois sheriff refuses to evict tenants from foreclosed homes, unless banks can prove they followed the correct procedures to alert tenants of foreclosure status.

Tenants complain about conditions at Rancho Cordova apartment complex
by Bryan PatrickSacramento Bee
October 18th, 2010
A photo essay on unsafe living conditions in a Rancho Cordova apartment complex.

Foreclosures leave renters in a quandary
by Mike PerraultThe Desert Sun
October 17th, 2010
A flurry of questions come up for tenants in Palm Springs whose landlord defaulted on his loan.

Radio interview on tenants in foreclosure
by Michael FinneyKGO Radio
October 16th, 2010
Tenants Together program coordinator Gabe Treves discusses how the foreclosure crisis affects tenants.

Why Facebook's Billionaire Founder Rents
by Leah GillisAOL Housing Watch
October 15th, 2010
At least one smart tech mogul prefers to rent his home.

Feds offer Napans rental help
by Kevin CourtneyNapa Valley Register
October 13th, 2010
The Napa Housing Authority recently received additional vouchers from HUD to assist families with physical and mental disabilities.

Website seeks to call out bad landlords in California
by Pueng VongsYahoo! News
October 13th, 2010
Yahoo! News features TT Landlord Hall of Shame.

New website features California’s worst landlords ever
by Rebecca BoweYahoo! News
October 11th, 2010
Yahoo News features SF Bay Guardian article on TT’s new Landlord Hall of Shame.

Floor at Center Of Rent Dispute
by Natalie JarveyLA Business Journal
October 11th, 2010
The Coalition for Economic Survival, an LA-based non-profit and TT member group, opposes the proposed changes to the city's Rent Stabilization Ordinance which would lower the rent floor. Tenants and advocates speak out and explain that tenants need more. CES executive director Larry Gross is quoted.

Council moves rent-stabilization law forward
by Justine FrederiksenThe Ukiah Daily Journal
October 7th, 2010
The Ukiah City Council takes another step towards adopting protections for mobile-home tenants who rent land from park owners.

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