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Pat Watson in front of his East Campus housing residence in Marina.

Pat Watson's 15-year-old dog Rocket likes to walk around the dunes near his townhouse in East Campus housing at CSU Monterey Bay.

"There are owls, there are coyotes, the occasional skunk — the wildlife is pretty neat," said Watson, 64, an associate professor of digital media. "For a couple of weeks there was a red tail hawk nesting outside my window. ... That was nice."

But Watson may be forced to leave. Last month, he received a 60-day notice from the property management company that his "tenancy" at the Marina residence, where he pays $930 a month, would be terminated. And even though the letter offers the "opportunity to discuss the situation," no one from the company nor its attorneys are calling him back, he said.

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Watson doesn't know why Alliance Residential Co., the property manager for student and faculty housing at CSUMB, is not responding to him.

But he believes the company's behavior is somewhat related to new rules for off-campus student housing, and may be a way to increase prices or make more room for new students.

Watson said he and his lawyers have asked for a copy of the lease but have received no response.

Annette Thurman, vice president of Northwest operations for Alliance, said it's puzzling why Watson has not received a response from anybody at the company.

"I would find it highly unusual," she said. "However, I can't speak to anyone's specific situation."

The notice Watson received was signed by Daniel Yampolski, an attorney for Karsaz and Associates of Los Angeles. The letter says, in part: "We have been forwarded reports concerning unauthorized occupant(s) residing in your unit in violation of the lease agreement and questionable behavior of individuals."

Emails sent to Yampolski and Karsaz and Associates on Friday were not returned by Tuesday.

Watson moved into faculty housing in 1999 when his two sons still lived with him. His sons moved out a year later, but they have asked their father to let them back in on occasion. Once, about three years ago, Watson's youngest son burglarized the house next door, and the neighbor was granted a restraining order against him.

"He was arrested," Watson said. Alliance officials warned Watson he would lose his two-bedroom townhouse if it happened again.

Over this winter holiday, Watson suspected his son brought drugs into the house when he came to visit. Watson confronted him and told him to leave. His son became hysterical, Watson said, and the neighbors called police. The officer convinced Watson to let his son stay, then left. Nobody was arrested or charged, Watson said.

Watson believes Alliance is scouring police logs for reasons to evict people.

Thurman said tenants always have recourse when they receive eviction notices.

"Every eviction has to go through proper procedures. Everyone is invited to explain why they should not be evicted, and a judge would make that determination," she said.

Watson's 60-day notice is dated Jan. 18, so he has until March 18 to find out what's going to happen to him.

"If I was willingly bringing people who are creating trouble, fine, but as soon as there was trouble, I kicked them out," Watson said. "I don't understand why I'm the one being singled out."

Claudia Meléndez Salinas can be reached at 753-6755 or cmelendez@montereyherald.com.