August 19, 2012 |
Question: I have rented a room in my house to a woman and her young daughter. After she moved in, she changed the lock on the door to her room without my consent and had male companions in her room who were very noisy and disruptive. If she continues to make me uncomfortable in my own home, can I just change the locks to force her to leave? If I can't get rid of her, can I at least force her to give me a key to her room? Answer: Unilaterally locking out a tenant is never legally permissible, no matter the justification.
September 5, 2010
Question: I own a couple of houses that I rent out for extra income. Unfortunately, they are not in the best part of our town. I have a tenant living in one of them who may be dealing drugs or doing something else illegal because the police have arrested him several times. Every time he is arrested he makes bail and returns to the house in a day or so. Even though he pays the rent on time, I realize that I can't continue to allow him to live in my house. My plan is to change the locks the next time he is arrested, so he can't come back into the house.
January 18, 2014 |
Besides the easy waves and sleek ponytails, short hair ruled on the SAG awards red carpet. Perhaps the most striking hairstyles were the pixie cuts, a la Jennifer Lawrence, who seems to have started a trend leading women to take the chop challenge. And a chic, angular bob, as seen on Jane Krakowski, proved to be a modern approach to red carpet hair without any trace of a curling iron or backcombing. Emma Thompson's blond crop was also very cool. She clearly goes for effortless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1986
This week employees of the Los Angeles City Schools received their current copies of Spotlight, an employee newsletter. One article in the newsletter announces a school district offer of a 7% increase in teachers' salaries. This would bring the beginning teacher's salary up to an amount just under $22,000 per year. The same newsletter has another article on a young woman who has just been hired as a school-district locksmith. Her salary will be $31,532 per year. The people of Los Angeles should demand that their Board of Education care more for their children than for locks.
July 6, 2008 |
The last of the Mississippi River navigational locks that were closed to barges because of flooding are back in business with the reopening of the locks in Clarksville and Winfield. Flooding on the Mississippi forced the Army Corps of Engineers to close the locks last month.
September 7, 2008 |
What if locking the front door of your home while you're away were as easy as hopping onto the Internet? At the CEDIA Expo in Denver last week, Ingersoll-Rand Co.'s Schlage unit showed off door locks that can be wirelessly activated or opened via the Internet, from a mobile phone or from a computer. The battery-operated locks have keypads that are accessed with four-digit codes (or old-fashioned keys, as a backup). Users who forget to lock a door and want to enter their code remotely can do so via the Internet or an application added to their mobile phones.