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    Expectations for retirement living have escalated since the Saratoga Retirement Community (SRC) was built in 1912, and management is faced with a growing population of seniors who want to continue to live locally as they age. Proponents of a plan to increase the number of independent living residences on the Fruitvale Avenue campus from 143 to 195 say it would allow more local seniors to age in place in familiar surroundings. Currently, 85 percent of SRC residents are from Los Gatos and Saratoga. “The last major renovation of campus was 20 years ago,” says Brian McLemore, president and CEO of Pacific Retirement Services, which manages the facility. “The people who live here today are here because we expanded.” The 37-acre...
    OAKLAND — Alleging that elderly and disabled renters are living in squalor, surrounded by mold, cockroaches, rats and bedbugs, the Oakland city attorney has filed an emergency tenant protection lawsuit against the owners of an independent living center. City Attorney Barbara J. Parker filed the lawsuit Thursday against the Oakside Independent Living facility, located on International Boulevard in East Oakland. The lawsuit asks the court to prohibit the owners and operators of the facility from retaliating against the tenants, forcing them to relocate to another facility and illegally evicting them by locking them out. The lawsuit also intends to protect the tenants from unsafe and unhealthy conditions at the facility, according to the city attorney’s office. There are about 18...