Oakland fire warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Artists Call for End to Oakland Evictions

Three Bay Area residents say they have collected over 1,000 signatures from local artists and have penned a letter calling on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to stop landlords from evicting residents of warehouses similar to the “Ghost Ship” where 36 people perished in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

San Francisco eviction (torbakhopper / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Silicon Valley Eviction Season Gives 97-Year-Old Woman the Boot

With rents jumping over 50 percent in the last four years, there are many horror stories about evictions across Silicon Valley — most recently, the story of a 97-year old woman who has lived in the same rental for 66 years.