Landlord of West Oakland Building Destroyed by Fire Was Working to Evict Tenants
Tenants of the San Pablo Avenue apartment building destroyed by a fire early this morning were resisting a controversial eviction, according to court records and interviews.
The residents even obtained a restraining order against the building's landlord. And, now, their lawyer is calling for an arson investigation.
Records also show that the West Oakland building's dangerous conditions were known to the landlord, master tenant, the City of Oakland, and other authorities.