L.A./VENICE: BUSINESS/TOURISM ALERT!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Coming To Venice Beach Boardwalk? Better Read This WARNING! Venice Beach Boardwalk an, "APOCALYPTIC SCENE," according to L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin! (Click here to read)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TENANT RELOCATION FEES FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL by FEDERAL JUDGE

Zuma Dogg may have to pursue this matter, with L.A. City Council, on LIVE TV, across the city; to inform them (and the public), that today, a Federal Judge, out of San Francisco (and a Clinton appointee, no less) ruled that TENANT RELOCATION FEES are unconstitutional -- and have been struck down in San Fran. L.A. has a similar TENANT RELOCATION FEE, too (though only $20K, compared to San Fran's $100K. BUT, unconstitutional, is unconstitutional, even at one dollar.) This could have HUGE implications, with renters and property owners they rent from. Currently, owners have to pay renters 20K, if they wanna kick em out. Now, I guess they don't have to pay anything. Hmm.
Pacific Legal Foundation | Press Release

Contact:J. David Breemer
Principal Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation
jdb@pacificlegal.org
(916) 419-7111
Jennifer F. Thompson
Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation
jft@pacificlegal.org
(916) 419-7111

PLF statement on victory:
S.F. tenant-payment mandate is struck down


SAN FRANCISCO, CA; October 21, 2014
: Today, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer sided with PacificLegal Foundation’s (PLF) lawsuit and struck down San Francisco’s Tenant Relocation Ordinance, as unconstitutional.

J. David Breemer
Principal Attorney
Under the ordinance, rental property owners who want to reclaim use of their own property must pay a massive sum to their tenants — a sum that the tenant doesn’t even have to use for relocation purposes.

PLF’s lead clients are Dan and Maria Levin, who live in the upstairs unit of their two-story home.  They would like to use the lower unit for friends and family, but they would have to pay their tenant $118,000 to withdraw it from the rental market.  As a national property rights defender, PLF represents the Levins, as with all our clients, free of charge.

PLF Principal Attorney J. David Breemer issued this statement inresponse to today’s ruling:

“This is a great victory for every San Franciscan who owns any kind of home or property, small or large, and for everyone who values property rights as a fundamental freedom,” said PLF Principal Attorney J. David Breemer, the lead attorney in PLF’s challenge to the relocation-payment mandate.  “By striking down this confiscatory law, Judge Breyer’s ruling makes it clear that government can’t force people to stay in the rental-property business against their will.  And government can’t force owners to pay a massive ransom in order to make use of their own property.  The Constitution protects property rights for everyone, including rental property owners.  Today’s ruling should remind city leaders that the Constitution protects property owners in San Francisco, like everywhere else.”

PLF clients Dan and Maria Levin issued this statement:

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“We are gratified that Judge Breyer found this oppressive law to be unconstitutional,” said Dan Levin.  “We thank the lawyers at Pacific Legal Foundation for all their hard work.  We now look forward to being able to use our own property for family and friends without having to pay a massive fine.”

The case is Levin, et. al., v. City and County of San Francisco.  More information, including the ruling, a videoblog post, and a podcast, may be found on PLF's website.

About Pacific Legal Foundation
Donor-supported Pacific Legal Foundation is the leading legal watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, and free enterprise, in courts across the country.  PLF represents all clients free of charge.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this date, fifty years ago, Zuma Dogg was born

[Pictured: Zuma Dogg/October 2014]
Didn't want the birthdate of Zuma Dogg to go unmentioned by the L.A. media, and rest of the world (except by his mom), so for the record of L.A. Daily Blog, on this date, fifty years ago, the creator of Zuma Dogg was born. Will spend next fifty years, reflecting on the previous, as retired radio executive and pop culture performing artist.