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Measure to Regulate Airbnb Won’t Be on Ballot, Backers Decide

July 8, 2014 | 2:20 pm

Measure to Regulate Airbnb Won’t Be on Ballot, Backers Decide

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Proposal’s backers say they’ll work with city to craft regulation of short-term rental services.

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Residents, Neighbors Fight to Save Palo Alto Mobile Home Park

May 12, 2014 | 4:34 pm

Residents, Neighbors Fight to Save Palo Alto Mobile Home Park

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Mobile-home dwellers, mostly Latino and low income, would likely be forced to leave town if land is sold.

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‘Underwater’ Homes: A Crisis Persists in Bay Area, Nationwide

May 8, 2014 | 11:18 am

‘Underwater’ Homes: A Crisis Persists in Bay Area, Nationwide

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Study from UC Berkeley think tank says local governments need to take action if lenders won’t help.

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Richmond Public Housing Workers Reap Thousands in Dubious Overtime Pay

May 8, 2014 | 8:00 am

Richmond Public Housing Workers Reap Thousands in Dubious Overtime Pay

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Two maintenance workers in agency charge extra hours for tasks like locking and unlocking one door.

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Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

May 7, 2014 | 11:34 am

Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

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Ordinance places new limits on rent hikes based on capital improvements to properties.

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Berkeley Proposal Reopens Debate Over Downtown Development

May 6, 2014 | 10:10 am

Berkeley Proposal Reopens Debate Over Downtown Development

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Measure includes new housing, labor and ‘green’ rules, would block development of historic post office.

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San Francisco Activists Sue City Over Tech Bus Plan

May 1, 2014 | 3:53 pm

San Francisco Activists Sue City Over Tech Bus Plan

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Lawsuit says city violated state law by approving project that lets tech shuttles use Muni bus stops.

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In San Francisco, Rooms for $1,000/Month Are Now Scarce

April 2, 2014 | 9:30 am

In San Francisco, Rooms for $1,000/Month Are Now Scarce

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The time of affordable rooms in San Francisco may be long over.

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Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

March 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

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Living in the Bay Area isn’t easy, but for average-wage workers it could be worse.

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Supervisors Will Consider Legalizing San Francisco In-Law Units

March 25, 2014 | 4:22 pm

Supervisors Will Consider Legalizing San Francisco In-Law Units

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City officials estimate there are about 40,000 such units, about 10 percent of the housing supply.

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