1985

Tenderloin Properties of Kaussen’s Keep Shrinking

The once vast U.S. holdings of West German real estate tycoon Guenther Kaussen, one of San Francisco’s most complained about landlords, have shrunk significantly because of his precarious position.

1985

Troubled S.F. Landlord Kills Himself in Germany

Accused slumlord Guenter Kaussen committed suicide on April 15, 1995. He left behind millions in debt and lawsuits, many of which were put into limbo after his death.

Trigger Warning: Suicide

1985

Did Kaussen Stash His Cash?

Kaussen’s death sends his estate scrambling to untangle his finances, leaving many in SF and abroad uncertain about the future of his debt and active lawsuits.

Trigger Warning: suicide

1985

Business As Usual 

THC letter condemning the inaction of the D.A. to prosecute misdemeanor offences.

 

 

1985

Last Post Hotel Tenant Won’t be Bought Off

Michael Brooke, the last tenant left at the Post Hotel, won’t take the owners money to move out. THC intercedes for Brooke – questions who the rooms will be rented out to after renovations.

 

 

1985

‘Safe Street’ March Set for Tenderloin

The rising crime rate in the Tenderloin prompts a “Safe Street” march. The march looks to show that the area “…is not a sanctuary for criminals.”

 

 

1985

Tenderloin Takes on Street Crime

Hundreds of residents join Tenderloin workers, and public officials for a parade to show they’re united for safer streets in the Tenderloin.