Roundtable: The Lengthy Court Process Of Evicting Squatters
Friday, March 8, 2019
Evicting squatters can be tough
San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Peter Rowe recently analyzed the difficulties in removing tenants from properties even when they have violated their rental agreement, and why some squatters have legal rights to remain in those residences.
His piece takes readers through the lengthy, but common, court process to evict squatters. He profiled a couple who wanted to return to their Carlsbad home after living abroad for several years. They had been renting the house out to a couple who eventually trashed the house and stopped paying rent. Despite violating their lease terms, the tenants could not be removed without a court judgment.
Layoffs at San Diego Unified, Sweetwater school districts
Both San Diego Unified School District and Sweetwater Union High School District announced layoffs in the last week—blaming budget shortfalls. Sweetwater may be releasing nearly 90 administrators. SDUSD will be issuing dozens of layoff notices and eliminating more than 100 positions.
Government tracks journalists covering border
NBC7 Investigates drew national attention this week with a report saying the federal government is tracking journalists and others working with the migrant caravans of asylum seekers. The report is based on documents NBC7 said were provided by a source inside the Department of Homeland Security.
Peter Rowe, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Kristen Taketa, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mari Payton, reporter, NBC 7 Investigates
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