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SRO hotel owner: slumlord to some, savior to city officials

Contra Costa Times

By Rebecca Rosen Lum
Times staff writer

Mista Yancey stuffs the holes in his wall with plastic grocery bags to keep rats out of the room he and his wife share. On this oppressively hot, stagnant day, he plucks the pane out of the window and sets it aside. The sashes are so badly rotted, the windows no longer slide up and down.

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