Stories about Speculators

Where is Sup. Scott Wiener’s money coming from? Guess

By Tim Redmond FEB. 19, 2014 -- The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, one of my favorite organizations in San Francisco, has taken the work we did...

Statewide tenant movement comes alive in Sacramento. Where was Leland?

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (center) addresses the tenant rally, with State Sen. Mark Leno (left) and Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos (behind Ammiano) looking...

The Ellis Act, elder abuse, and a trip to the DA’s Office

By Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia FEB. 11, 2014 -- On Wednesday, Feb 5, citing California Penal Code Section 368, we -- the evicted,...

Citywide tenant convention: “This is the start of a movement”

By Tim Redmond FEB.10, 2014 -- Among the old-timers at the San Francisco tenants convention Saturday, the same question kept coming up: When was the...

Tom’s Town: Rain water, sugar water — and a Democratic Party squeaker

By Tom Temprano It’s raining! Real rain! Not just dense fog, but real rain in the form of droplets of water is finally making its...

Fighting evictions – at all levels

By Tim Redmond Jeremy Mykaels is still in his home. And that's very good news. The longtime Castro resident who is living with AIDS – and...

Tenants explain why Campos bill is needed

  By Tim Redmond Sup. David Campos announced a bill today that would substantially increase relocation fees for tenants at a press event featuring three heart-rending...

Speculation tax leads ideas at Haight tenant convention

Sup Eric Mar listens at the Haight-Richmond tenant convention   By Tim Redmond The Park Branch library was so packed for the Haight-Richmond tenant convention that people...

Ed Lee’s State of the City, for better and for worse

By Tim Redmond The good news about Mayor Ed Lee's State of the City Speech is that he clearly, finally, understands that he can't ignore...

City beat: Mayor Ed Lee’s “road to Sacramento” and the impact of Google buses

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee agreed Tuesday that the way speculators are using the Ellis Act in San Francisco is "unacceptable." He said some...