A lawsuit against an Oakland apartment building owner sheds light on tactics real estate investors use to remove tenants in rent-controlled units — including aggressive evictions and exorbitant rent increases.
For years, Dan Borenstein, an influential columnist and editorial page writer for the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times, has claimed that public employee pensions are strangling local governments. The problem is: He's wrong.
PredPol claims its software can map where future crimes are likely to occur and reduce crime by double digits. But critics, including some law enforcement officials, say there's no evidence that it works.