The Black Manifest
show @ 7pm – 9:30pm.
Balcony Seating: $25;
Table Seating: $30.
Aerialist Willow Wraith (Portland, OR)
Honey Lawless & Gigi d’Flower
Kitty Oaks & Leah Marie
Dem Foxie Femmes
Kiki La Chanteuse
Lulu Bon Coup
…and the Hubba Hubba Go-Go Gun Molls!
And shakin’ the speakeasy with risque rhythms:
I think many of these would be great band names! Read here for an explanation:
A Valentine’s Day Romp
Are you ready for round 2?
Back and more rambunctious than ever, The Jazzy Ginger presents: Cupid’s Cabaret! Bring your friends, sweeties, people, cuties, and all those you adore on down to the Starline Social Club this February 14th for a scintillating celebration of love in all its forms.
7:30PM Doors/ 8PM Show
$15 Advance / $20 at the Door
Hosted by the stunning Alexandria Love and starring:
– Jamie Zee
– Bunny Pistol
– Miss Kitty Oaks
– Side Note
…and many more!
We’ve got great food, tasty cocktails, a raffle, and much more to keep you entertained.
Thursday, February 14
My Spooky Valentine 2: Bowie/Trent Edition
A valentine’s day event for all the Goths out there who Love or Loath the ‘holiday’! Filled with live Bands and Burlesque! This year we have amazing performances and vendors lined up for you!!
21+ | wheelchair accessible
This should concern you:
“The house has a new owner, local executive and Airbnb host E.J. Blumberg. In July, he paid just under a million for the property, according to Redfin. In September, he served the eight residents with eviction papers, citing the Ellis Act, a state law that allows him to evict the residents of all four rent-controlled units if he takes the building off the rental market.
“He came to each apartment individually and told us all the same thing: that he intended to get us all out,” said Vixenn, referring to the new owner, Blumberg. “He offered me less than $20K and basically says, ‘I’m going to do so much construction you will have to move.'”
Walking gingerly to let his dogs outside, Vanciel patted the cold walls of the hallway connecting his apartment to the shared backyard. “He said he was going to turn the place into an Airbnb and because I lived in the basement I had to be the first to go — to do foundation work.”
Joey Colangelo, a managing attorney at the Eviction Defense Center in Oakland, said if a landlord claims they are going to take a property off the rental market, “the only thing a person can do is question if they’re being honest about it. The struggle I always have with clients is that the strongest defense you have is in the future.”
Indeed, in an email to the Express, Maryann Leshin, deputy director of the city of Oakland’s Housing & Community Development Department, wrote, “the city is not currently regulating Airbnbs.”
This makes housing speculation in a hot Oakland market even more appealing to investors who can use such rentals as a loophole in the Ellis Act. That 1986 state law has long been notoriously difficult for cities to regulate.
But the future is often too late for tenants. “Even if you have a pretty strong affirmative case where you can sue the landlord, you’re almost never gonna get back in there,” he said. “You’re talking about [suing for] monetary damages but meanwhile the person’s life has been uprooted.”
This is what happened in a recent case across the bay, where San Francisco fined an Airbnb landlord for illegal rentals on an Ellis Act property. The lawsuit settled four years after the eviction, long after the renters — including a disabled tenant — had been forced to leave their rent-controlled homes.
When asked what could protect tenants today, Colangelo pointed to the city. “You could try to strengthen the rental ordinance and eviction control ordinance,” he said. “What’s on the books is easily, and potentially often, abused.” The Legislature also could reform the Ellis Act.”
This is why we have regulations and elected officials. This kind of thing is completely preventable and we have the power to do so. Vote, get involved and put pressure on your local representatives. Public outcry is a very powerful weapon, FIGHT BACK!
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