Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

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Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

The landlord denies this. But tenants rights’ groups say more and more property owners are turning down these subtenant applications in an effort to increase rents.

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Vast New Bay Area Bike-Share Program Is Everywhere ... Except Deep East Oakland

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