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CAUSE: Central Coast tenants being unjustly evicted, facing rent hikes  KEYT
Goleta City Council to consider temporary ban on no-fault evictions  Santa Barbara News-Press
The Tenants Group is suing for the rights of tenants displaced by the Hollywood project  gotech daily
Moms Reclaim Vacant Home Amid National Attacks on Homeless People  Truthout
Oakland looks to amend 40-year-old condo conversion laws  The Mercury News
In San Diego, activist Rafael Bautista is fighting a seemingly impossible fight. Landlords do whatever they want. Developers build whatever they want. And city politicians do next to nothing about the troubling practices of landlords and developers.   “They’re very developer friendly,” says Bautista, referring to the politicians, “but they’re not doing anything for tenants.”
As Brown Berets, Jessica Aguallo-Hurtado and her husband, Jesse Hurtado, travel throughout California to help the underserved in the Latino community. They tackle police brutality, immigration reform, education, and other important issues. Recently, they added housing justice to their activism. What was happening in their hometown of Concord, a middle- and working-class city that’s 22 miles northeast of Oakland, could no longer go unattended.  
El Segundo extends no-fault eviction ban in lead up to state law  The Daily Breeze
LA Tenants Union puts repealing the Ellis Act on the table  Knock LA
Baldwin Park apartment dwellers are set to receive some relief from large rent increases after the City Council unanimously passed a rent control measure Wednesday. As part of the proposal, rent increases for apartments in the city will be capped at 3%, and no more than one increase will be allowed in a 12-month period. It also requires landlords to have “just cause” before evicting tenants.
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Hesperia targeted black, Latino renters for illegal eviction, feds allege  Los Angeles Times
Will San Francisco OK Further Limits on Evictions? Board of Supervisors to Decide  KQED
Salinas City Council votes to protect renters until new state law  KSBW Monterey
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE PASSES | Ventura bans no-fault evictions through Jan. 1, 2020  Ventura County Reporter
Santa Monica could guarantee legal representation to renters threatened with eviction  Santa Monica Daily Press
San Luis Obispo's temporary tenant protection law in effect  KCBX
Oakland Protesters Say Luxury Units Sit Empty While Residents Lack Affordable Housing  CBS Pittsburgh

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