Tag Archives: landlords

Artist and Scavenger Stronghold Booted from SF Mission

The new year marked the end of an era for the proprietors of Junko’s, a once clandestine thrift-store cabaret in the Mission and a two-decade stronghold of the city’s underground scavenging movement that unearthed everything from a letter from Ronald Reagan to a manuscript by Beat icon Neal Cassady. The owners, Derek Felten and Michael McQuate, made careers out of...

Queer Activist Collective Under Threat of Eviction Fights to Save Home

Members of a queer activist collective threatened with eviction gathered August 11 and sharply protested their co-founder’s attempt to sell his Bernal Heights home where they have lived for nearly a decade. Current residents of the Holly Park Collective, located at 150 Highland Ave. near Holly Park, accused their former housemate Adan Luevano of acting as a “pro-eviction” landlord motivated by...

SF Legislators Restrict Evictions

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve new tenant protections that will make it more difficult for landlords to evict tenants for nuisance offenses or hike rents after certain types of evictions. “We won a victory today for all San Franciscans who care about affordability,” Supervisor Kim said after the legislation passed. “We know from the Housing...

Tamale Lady Struggles as Landlady

While tamale lovers await the opening of the Tamale Lady’s brick-and-mortar restaurant, few know that the Mission’s beloved Virginia Ramos is grappling with the responsibility of managing a four-plex she has owned at 3175 24th Street since 2008. To her tenants, Ramos is simply “la señora Virginia,” their industrious but struggling and somewhat distant landlady who has had a difficult...

Measure M Promises Legal Battle

“Illegal.” “Scary.” “Unconstitutional.” “Cluster***k.” Curses multiplied like bounced checks at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting of the Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute. To the eight dozen members gathered in the conference room of Saint Mary’s Cathedral—an unusually large turnout—last week’s election brought the latest assault against San Francisco landlords.