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Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

It is unfortunate that such much misinformation gets spread so quickly. instead of seeking out what is truth and what exists that might be helpful.
1. Although Oakland's rent laws are weak they still provide certain protection for tenants against owner abuse, and should be asked about and utilized (Oakland Rent Program (510) 238-3521)..
2. It seems that Mr ALkebulan's unit is a "covered unit", and what the owner is attempting is illegal. The city provides no-coast legal service for these types of issues through East Bay Community Law Center (510-548-4040)..
3. As long as Mr ALkebulan pays the rent and abides by the terms of rent agreement, he has in effect established a "permanent right of occupancy.
An owner cannot just remove a rental unit. There are specific requirement that must be met.
4. The rent law is "silent" on whether a unit is legal or code compliant -- all units where rent is collected are covered units. An owner may be required to make health & safety repairs, and it is only the code inspector who determined if required work will cause "temporary" relocation. If so , the owner must pay the tenants relocation expense -- which would be appx $12,000.
5. The worst comment on the page is the one above which states that "all residents pay for the cost of rent control." To which I will only reply that without even Oakland's' weak rent protections, unmitigated landlord greed would have long assured that no working class household's would currently be able to reside in Oakland.

Continue to stand firm Mr ALkebulan !!.

Posted by James Vann on 11/23/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership

Never a favorite. Always found the staff inattentive and the food not great and the cost more than you should have to pay for diner food.

Posted by dadinkel on 11/23/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

And 25% of cap and trade money goes to the dumb high-speed rail project:
http://legal-planet.org/2017/07/18/cap-and…

Posted by Rob Anderson on 11/23/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

I hope CA keeps up it's leftist programs, it will drive moderate democrats into the welcoming arms of the republican party.

Posted by Jonathan Dunn on 11/23/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The Wrong Path?

Let me better understand the problem. A low performing high school, where my grandfather graduated from in 1929, crafts a program to help all students become better prepared for college is now a threat because the demographics changed? Having a diverse group of students in your classroom does not mean improved academic performance. If diversity is the goal, tearing down a program that improves student outcomes is the wrong solution.

Posted by michael.sagehorn on 11/23/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership

My favorite place for breakfast years ago.....have moved away and miss this place!

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

Many newcomers to Oakland are indeed making their neighborhood better and prettier.

Gorelik Name Meaning: Interesting!!
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname for someone who had had a house fire, from Belorussian gorelyj burnt + the noun suffix -ik.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press

Does he plan to burn down the place for the insurance?

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

BTW, the new arrivals to Oakland have been making it a more beautiful city. Eugene Gorelik is not one of them.....GIVE ME ACCESS
Gorelik Name Meaning
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname for someone who had had a house fire, from Belorussian gorelyj burnt + the noun suffix -ik.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Oakland Landlord Evicts Tenant, Then Hangs Pro-Trump Billboard on Building

The sign will kill the trees. Remove immediately.

Posted by mamasan41 on 11/23/2017 at 6:55 AM

Re: “The Wrong Path?

Oh Oakland! "Equality" run amok! If the kids deserve to be there based on grades and their interests, and that causes them (regardless of race) to be seen as "elite", then the underperforming ones shouldn't cry. But cry they do and will continue to do so, all the while missing the lesson that life ain't fair to begin with, and only hard work and effort will help get one ahead.

Do well, or don't, but do not drag others down. Some people need to realize their kids should become acquainted to digging ditches..

In any case, thank God for Oakland, because it contains the crazy in a small part of the bay area.

Posted by Barry Wanderlust 1 on 11/23/2017 at 6:47 AM

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