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BUSINESS
July 19, 2013 | By Martin Eichner
Question: My company owns and manages several large rental communities. After very strong encouragement from our local police department, I agreed to establish a "zero tolerance" policy for criminal activity by any of our residents. If a police call to one of our properties results in a police report naming a resident, or if it results in a resident being arrested, that action constitutes the "one and final strike" against the resident. That resident and anyone else living in the same unit will be immediately evicted.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded as he served an eviction notice in San Bernardino on Tuesday morning, officials said. The deputy was serving an eviction notice in the 1400 block of Date Street at 10:11 a.m. when an unknown shooter opened fire on the officer, said Cindy Bachman, a sheriff's spokeswoman. The deputy was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Bachman said initial reports indicated that he should survive. The deputy was not identified. Bachman said at this stage she does not know what happened to the shooter or whether the deputy was able to discharge his weapon before or after being shot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy about to serve an eviction notice was wounded in the face and arm Tuesday morning in a drive-by shooting that authorities characterized as an ambush. The veteran deputy was hospitalized in good condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center and is expected to survive, authorities said. A San Bernardino police sergeant spotted the suspected gunman's car a quarter of a mile away from the shooting scene. The driver was taken into custody after a short foot chase.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2013 | By Martin Eichner
Question: My family and I moved to our apartment two years ago. We have paid our full rent on time, every month. Last week, the apartment manager said the ownership has a new policy that requires me to give her my Social Security number. She said if I failed to do so, she would terminate my tenancy. I don't have a Social Security number. My husband and I are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, and we aren't authorized to get Social Security numbers. I pay taxes using my taxpayer identification number.
WORLD
June 22, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- A prominent Russian human rights activist and associates, including a Moscow mayoral candidate, were forcibly evicted from his office by security agents Saturday morning, in the latest government crackdown against political opposition and nongovernmental advocacy organizations. Lev Ponomaryov, head of the group For Human Rights, said he sustained light injuries when police raided the office between 2 and 3 a.m., roughing him up and saying he was being evicted because his group's lease had expired.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The relationship between New York University and Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng--whose flight from his homeland last year came amid a major diplomatic tangle--has soured as the university denies claims it is evicting Chen from his campus apartment. Chen, a blind, self-trained lawyer who arrived in New York amid a blaze of publicity in May 2012, said in a statement released early Monday that pressure from the Chinese government had led the university to tell him he has until July to find another place to live.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2013 | By Martin Eichner
Question: My wife and I were leasing a house. We were about six months into the one-year lease when the owner told us he was placing the house on the market and that we would need to find another place to live. Given today's rental market, my wife and I decided we needed to quickly find a new place to live. We were lucky to find another rental house in the same neighborhood. Given how quickly local rentals were being snapped up, we felt we needed to nail down the new house. We signed a rental agreement with the owner of that house.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Lauryn Hill does indeed have a record deal, she said Thursday on Tumblr, alleging inaccuracies in previous reporting on her deal with Sony. "Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music. " In court proceedings Monday related to Hill's tax-evasion case, it was revealed by the prosecution that the former Fugee had inked a deal to receive $1 million for recording five songs, plus more cash if she completed a new album, according to the Newark Star-Ledger . Hill's sentencing in the case -- she pleaded guilty last summer to three misdemeanor counts of tax fraud -- was delayed by two weeks to give her a final chance to pay restitution to the tune of $504,000, the balance of her $554,000 criminal liability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2013 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Historical advocates in San Juan Capistrano argued that the jagged hills of southern Orange County were deep under water when dinosaurs first roamed the Earth. No land-roaming dinosaur - neither a T. rex , stegosaurus nor apatosaurus - would have come through unless lost at sea. Many things have changed since the water washed away: Missionaries built a majestic cathedral, settlers established what would become one of California's oldest neighborhoods and a thick cloud of swallows would flock back to their nests here each spring.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lauryn Hill is facing eviction from her New Jersey mansion, according to reports circulating Friday. The eight-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter could be ousted from the South Orange mansion she's been living in since 2009. She stopped paying rent last month, TMZ reports, and now her landlord is trying to evict her. The former Fugees member was reportedly due in tenancy court earlier this week, according to South Orange Village Counsel Steve Rother ( via Patch). This proceeding is the latest in her personal financial struggles.
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