Photo by Peter Menchini

Photo by Peter Menchini

Protesters disrupt landlord from getting on Google bus

By Sara Bloomberg

48 Hills

DECEMBER 16, 2014 — Sometimes he drives to work, but this morning Jack Halprin decided to take a private shuttle to his office at Google.

Housing advocates were awaiting him.

Shortly before 7 am, around a dozen protesters blocked a tech shuttle from leaving its stop at 18th and Dolores streets when someone in the group started yelling, “He’s walking down Guerrero!”

Maybe Halprin thought he could sneak by the loud group—and their signs denouncing him—unnoticed. But no such luck.

Halprin, a lawyer for Google, is using the Ellis Act to evict the remaining tenants at 812 Guerrero St., a seven unit building tucked between the bustling Valencia commercial corridor and Dolores Park.

And the question on everyone’s minds since he served the eviction notice last February is: Why does he need a seven unit building all to himself?   Continue Reading HERE

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