San Francisco and Airbnb, Take Two

Posted April 23, 2015 by

The San Francisco Planning Commission votes on April 23 on new regulations for the city’s short-term rental industry. Some of the measures were part of trailing legislation when the Board of Supervisors passed its law last fall; others are Mayor
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Realtors’ Fail to Re-Invent Their Image

Posted April 22, 2015 by Sara Shortt, Kathy Lipscomb, Tracy Parent, and Peter Cohen

Last Friday the San Francisco Association of Realtors penned an Op Ed in the Chronicle lambasting the proposed state bill reforms to the Ellis Act and instead promoting the new local Small Sites Acquisition program as the “solution” to the
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The Tenderloin Revealed

Posted April 21, 2015 by

Today is the release date for my new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco. The book comes during my 35th year working in the Tenderloin, and amidst high hopes for the neighborhood’s future.
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CA Senate Votes on Soda Warning Label Bill

Posted April 21, 2015 by Dr. Harold Goldstein

On Wednesday April 22, the California Senate Health Committee will vote on SB 203, the soda warning label bill. This legislation, when passed, will do for all Californians what cigarette warning labels did half a century ago – provide consumers
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Ellis Eviction of 82 Year Old Stopped

Posted April 21, 2015 by

Ellis Act reform may be on life support, but aggressive legal defense is continuing to stop Ellis Act evictions. The latest legal victory is in Bernal Heights. New owners of 261-261A Ellsworth Street purchased the property in February 6, 2015.
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