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Raising the Rent at 138 Monte Cresta

The landlord says he's just trying to recover his costs. The tenants say he's violating the spirit of rent control. Their dispute may affect all of Oakland.



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And by summer — just as voters state-wide are grappling with rent control in Proposition 98 — the issues exemplified by the case of 138 Monte Cresta are likely to face the Oakland City Council.

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