fix articles 100965, tenant
Trial Starts for Woman with Erb’s Palsy Punched in Face Repeatedly by LAPD Officers (tags)
Opening statements are scheduled to take place in Los Angeles this week in the civil trial (Case No. BC621315) of a disabled woman who alleges that in 2015 a Los Angeles police officer repeatedly punched her, including in the face, and pinned her non-functioning arm underneath her body. Zennea Foster, who was born with Erb’s Palsy rendering her left arm and hand immobile, is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for civil rights violations, assault and battery after she says she was viciously beaten by several LAPD officers in South Los Angeles in 2015.
A master-plan is needed to support renter protections in Northern California, & elsewhere (tags)
Oakland has the second fastest-rising rents in the nation, passing the pace of San Francisco’s rent increases, and coming in second behind the rent increases occurring in Denver. The rents in Oakland have climbed over 12.1 percent since 2014. Slumlords, greedy landlords, profiteers, speculators, and nefarious realtors reign supreme in Oakland, who are protected by local and state politicians that are in the pockets, of big money!
The Rent Control Quandary (tags)
Why Rent Control is needed in most major cities.
State of the Tenant Movement – Why Do So Many Democrats Vote the Wrong Way? (tags)
Tenants Together, California's statewide organization for renters' rights, is working to empower tenants across the state. Our current campaign fights back against security deposit theft.
Los Angeles Right to Housing Collective Fights for Tenant Rights (tags)
City Council made tenants wait over five hours before declining to vote on a moratorium against rent increases.When tenants voiced their anger, frustration and disappointment by chanting loudly in Council Chambers, Acting President Dennis Zine ordered Los Angeles Police Department to remove tenants from council. About 30 LAPD officers began roughly forcing tenants out of Council chambers.
Hey, Landlord, Show Me Your Credit Report (tags)
Given the current financial crisis, it's time to revise Civil Code § 1950.6 to allow tenants to get landlords' credit reports. The law should require reciprocity.
The UD Shuffle | Not Like Perry Mason (tags)
If you are representing yourself in unlawful detainer, imagine an episode where Perry isn’t familiar with the rules, the judge hates him and Hamilton Burger has a perfect record. If you truly want to save your tenancy, the business decision you make to defend your eviction should include an allocation of funds to hire a tenant lawyer.
The UD Shuffle | RSVP (tags)
When your landlord invites you to do the UD shuffle, like any polite invitee, you must respond. Unfortunately you cannot just tell the court that you are not planning to attend. Nor can you just ignore the invitation.
Time To Get Medieval? (tags)
A three-month old baby in Louisiana died in her home from blood loss due to rat bites. There were holes in the walls and holes in the floor. Evidently, the landlord spent FEMA money earmarked to repair the house on something else, but the authorities were still trying to determine if they should file criminal charges against the parents!
A Cave By Any Other Name (tags)
The warranty of habitability, the landlord’s guarantee that he will provide you a unit with more amenities than a cave or a cardboard box, is implied in every lease, written or verbal. Unfortunately, many landlords think their properties should perform like an annuity—that the rent should just roll in, like interest, while the landlord does nothing to maintain them.
Clueless at City Hall: Foreclosures and Tenants (tags)
Ordinances designed to protect tenants when a house enters foreclosure can have ramifications for the property owner, neighbors and taxpayer.
Recap of struggle to defeat Prop. 98 (tags)
An indepth look at the recent struggle to defeat Prop. 98 reveals that tenants across the state and nation need to unite to broaden and strengthen existing tenant protections in California, and across the country!
Prop 98 is fueled by avarice and greed (tags)
The realtors and landlords have united in their Prop 98 campaign, to strip renters of tenant protections and rent control protections!
Tenant/Voluntarily Groundskeeper (tags)
Low income tenant's need help w/ slum litigation
An Uncertain Future For Berkeley's Section 8 Tenants (tags)
City Officials Take The Heat For Housing Authority Failures
AUDIO: Interviews with Lincoln Place evicted tenants and their supporters. (tags)
Interview in three parts - Part one: Joseph Claus, evicted tenant. Part two: Elena Popp, attorney for the tenants. Part three: David Bush, activist for tenant’s rights
AUDIO: Interview with a Tenant Evicted from Lincoln Place (tags)
Interview with evicted tenant: Clair Sasoon.
Rent Control Rehab for the Well-Heeled (tags)
Property values have risen an average of 425% in California since 1980 and 115% in Los Angeles since 2000. If you have the means, escape the "perpetual tenant syndrome" and enter the rent control rehab program before it's too late.
Measure EE Update & Tenant Info (tags)
Renters across the nation are fighting against high rents & unfair landlords! We want to hear from you about your tenant/landlord stories.