Oakland rent law under fire as one couple faces 112 percent rent hike
The City Council's Community and Economic Development Committee is taking up the issue Tuesday as the council considers tightening Oakland's rent control law amid growing concern that low-income renters are being priced out of the city.
Richmond to explore new plan to fix blighted housing stock
The Richmond City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to develop plans for a "Richmond Distressed Housing Rehabilitation Program," which will partner a local nonprofit, a San Francisco law firm and the city in a strategy to float bonds to fund the purchase of blighted houses, rehabilitate them and resell them.
Builders guard sales gadgets that help market new homes
The new home sales center, once a supermarket of paint colors and cabinet designs, now sells something more, something less tangible than granite countertops.
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Tonight's TV picks: Will 'Bachelor' end in fireworks?
Plus, 'Believe' unleashes the supernatural powers of J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.