Stories about Peter Owens

Planning Commission rejects condo application after 100-year-old was evicted

In a stunning, unanimous decision, planners say you can't evict a centenarian, lie about it on your condo application, and get a lucrative permit

Will SF allow the owner who evicted a 100-year-old to get a condo conversion permit?

Planning rules don't allow lucrative conversions after evictions -- so how can the Planning Commission allow Iris Canada's apartment to become a condo?

For seniors, eviction can be a death sentence

Elders are dying when they lose their homes. How can we stop it?

A move to halt condo conversion of Iris Canada’s home

Activists seek to deny landlords the right to make big profits off the eviction of a 100-year-old

The life and death of Iris Canada, the 100-year-old victim of eviction

Evictions can be a death sentence and there’s no mercy -- not even if you’re a 100 years old.

Iris Canada dies a month after her eviction

At 100 years old, she did not survive long after the loss of the place she called home for 60 years

Landlord seizes 100-year-old woman’s possessions

Moving crew starts to take away 60 years of property and memories and landlord lawyer refuses to let Iris Canada's niece go inside and look for her medicine

Who wants to evict a 100-year-old?

The judges don't. The sheriff doesn't. But the landlord is proceeding anyway

Landlord tries to justify evicting 100-year-old

Isn't a human life worth more than a condo conversion?

100-year old Iris Canada hospitalized as fear of eviction looms

It might sound bizarre but it's true: a 100-year-old Iris Canada may be evicted from her home at 670 Page today.