Ellis Act

Brisbane residents want commercial development with no housing at the site of the Brisbane Baylands because they want to preserve their “small-town feel.” (Courtesy photo)

Declaring war on Brisbane

On a recent visit to Los Angeles for some fancy show business…

 

Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

‘The Realtors Association Can’

“The Realtors Association Can” (to the tune of “The Candy Man Can”)…

 

In San Francisco politics, Assemblyman David Chiu may be the unprincipled lapdog of Ron Conway, but the so-called “moderates” in Sacramento are beholden to just about everyone else. (Noah Berger/2012 AP)

The Sacramento Problem

In San Francisco, we contort ourselves crafting ambitious policies to solve problems…

 

Naomi Cooper, resident of 1049 Market Street, speaks during the 1049 Market Street protest Tuesday, March 8, 2016 where 84 artist fight Ellis Act evictions. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Residents protest Ellis Act evictions of mid-Market building

A group of artists and musicians living in an 84-unit building on…

Naomi Cooper, resident of 1049 Market Street, speaks during the 1049 Market Street protest Tuesday, March 8, 2016 where 84 artist fight Ellis Act evictions. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

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Jack Halprin

Jack Halprin, Google attorney and target of anti-eviction activists, dies from cancer

Jack Halprin, the Google attorney who became of a target of anti-eviction…

Jack Halprin
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerDeb Follingstad

SF tenant trying to fight massive rent hike, eviction

A landlord in Bernal Heights is facing widespread criticism over a massive…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerDeb Follingstad
mike koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco officials plan to go to Sacramento to pursue measures such as 20 mph speed limits and automated speed enforcement cameras

Officials to seek state law change to end San Francisco's 'culture of speeding'

San Francisco city officials are taking their effort to Sacramento to make…

mike koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco officials plan to go to Sacramento to pursue measures such as 20 mph speed limits and automated speed enforcement cameras
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Campos hopes to salvage increased eviction payouts law; Yee seeks to silence tour bus drivers

A law that boosts relocation payments for those evicted under the Ellis…

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Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerGalina

Tenants in mixed-use buildings face unique eviction risk

Visitors to Michael and Galina Fridman's home walk by a TV repair…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerGalina
Gabrielle Lurie/special to the S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee

Evictee tours renovated former SF apartment

The first thing Gum Gee Lee, 75, did when she stepped into…

Gabrielle Lurie/special to the S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee

Campos’ Ellis Act payment law invalidated by federal judge

A federal District Court judge struck down Supervisor David Campos' Tenant Relocation…

City attorney to appeal federal judge’s ruling against tenant relocation law

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Wednesday announced plans to appeal…

Federal judge asks SF to show new Ellis Act payouts don’t take from landlords

San Francisco must show that increased payments required to be paid to…

Supervisor David Campos

Battle over increased Ellis Act payouts in SF to enter federal court

San Francisco's housing struggles will be the focus of a federal courtroom,…

Supervisor David Campos
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee

SF tenants rally for support of Proposition G

Nearly a year after a series of protests outside a Polk Gulch…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee

Landlords sue SF over new relocation assistance law

Several property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoUniversity Mound

Campos threatens lawsuit to spare seniors from eviction 'death sentence'

Declaring that San Francisco has "lost its soul," a city supervisor pledged…

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Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProtesters attempted to occupy the offices of Urban Green Investments on Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood Wednesday over the eviction of 98-year-old Mary Phillips and her caregiver Sara Brant from their Mission district apartments.

Housing activists take aim at Cow Hollow company over eviction of longtime elderly tenant

Anti-eviction activists have blamed San Francisco's housing crisis on a number of…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProtesters attempted to occupy the offices of Urban Green Investments on Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood Wednesday over the eviction of 98-year-old Mary Phillips and her caregiver Sara Brant from their Mission district apartments.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Wednesday

Urban Green says evicted SF tenant can stay, but attorney cries foul

Urban Green Investments, the landlord that was seeking to evict 98-year-old Mary…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Wednesday