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Demystifying The Latest State-Wide and Local Eviction Orders

 

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Contra Costa County Superior Courts Are Closed Through April 30, 2020; No Unlawful Detainer Evictions May Be Filed

The Contra Costa County Superior Court issued another press release extending the courts’ closures through April 30, 2020.  During this time, they will be accepting some filings beginning April 6, 2020, including restraining orders.  However, they will NOT accept unlawful detainer eviction filings during this time.  This means that landlords cannot file any new unlawful detainer cases until after April 30, 2020.

Concord City Council Approved Very Limited Eviction Ordinance through May 31

On March 25, 2020, Concord City Council approved an extremely limited ordinance on evictions.  The ordinance prevents landlords from evicting residential or commercial tenants for nonpayment of rent or utilities, if those tenants’ incomes are reduced due to the coronavirus.  Importantly, this is NOT a complete moratorium on evictions.

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Watch Out for Scams During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Woman working from homeThough Many Americans Are at Home, Scammers Are Still Hard at Work

Scammers are excellent at taking advantage of any vulnerability, real or perceived, in our society.  During this coronavirus pandemic, scammers are devising ways to scam people who are worried, anxious, and looking for help.  In addition to reducing your risk of contracting the virus, you need to keep your eyes out for scammers trying to take advantage of you during this difficult time.

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Announcement: COVID-19 “Shelter In Place” Order

Contra Costa County Is Under a “Shelter In Place” Order

Contra Costa County, along with five other Bay Area counties, has been ordered to “shelter in place.”  Many businesses will be closing until the order ends on April 7, 2020. Residents are ordered to stay home except for urgent medical needs, grocery shopping, or other urgent services. Residents may go outside for walks, but should practice “social distancing” and stay at least 6 feet away from others.  (more…)

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Seniors: Stay Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Person washing handsFederal and Local Governments Are Making Safety Recommendations During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The new coronavirus has become a pandemic.  It causes a respiratory disease, which can have a range of symptoms.  For some, symptoms are mild, and for others, it can cause serious illness or death.  Older people and people with underlying health conditions, like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, are at greater risk.  This coronavirus spreads quickly, and most people who contract it will develop symptoms within 12 days. (more…)

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It’s National Consumer Protection Week 2020

National Consumer Protection Week Kicks off March 1st – 7th

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is kicking off one of the agency’s biggest events: National Consumer Protection Week.  There are resources and webinars you can access online this week.  In particular, AARP is hosting a 15-minute “Slam The Scam” webinar for free on March 5.  There will also be a Twitter Chat and a Facebook Live to talk about Social Security scams. (more…)

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Do you know where your polling place is? March 3 is the Presidential Primary

Voting Day Sign and StickersMarch 3 is the Presidential Primary Election in California

If you are registered to vote for a party, you will be able to vote in that party’s presidential primary.  To find out if you are a registered voter in Contra Costa County, click here.  That site will also tell you where your polling place is as well as other information.  Not in Contra Costa?  Find your polling place here. (more…)

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