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Matt and Liam discuss a handful of tenants’ rights bills with uncertain futures currently making their way through the Legislature. First, an Avocado of the Fortnight asks what historians will make of a Los Angeles-area gas station decades from now (2:30). The Number of the Fortnight introduces us to an arcane part of the legislative process called the “suspense file”, which could spell the doom of several key housing bills (5:30). Then the current state of tenants’ rights in California, and some bills meant to strengthen those protections (12:30). Finally, an interview with Fernando Nadal, an organizer for the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment who was removed from a Sacramento rental property he lived in two years ago (28:20).

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Matt Levin is the data and housing dude for CalMatters. His work entails distilling complex policy topics into easily digestible charts and graphs, finding and writing original stories from data, yelling...