More Videos

Capitol chant: 'Fight, fight, fight. Housing is a human right' 0:57

Capitol chant: 'Fight, fight, fight. Housing is a human right'

What we know about Karen Garcia's death 0:51

What we know about Karen Garcia's death

The Sacramento march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 1:41

The Sacramento march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Video shows baby tossed safely to firefighters from building 1:00

Video shows baby tossed safely to firefighters from building

The Cranberries' singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at 46 2:34

The Cranberries' singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at 46

Watch John Cox debate border wall, immigration policy 0:45

Watch John Cox debate border wall, immigration policy

Here's the video of Casino boat shuttle that caught fire off 0:46

Here's the video of Casino boat shuttle that caught fire off

These are the top rookies the 49ers played in 2017 1:12

These are the top rookies the 49ers played in 2017

Dave Joerger explains why veterans will be held out of games 3:21

Dave Joerger explains why veterans will be held out of games

Democrats challenge front-runner Gavin Newsom on school progress 1:13

Democrats challenge front-runner Gavin Newsom on school progress

  • Heated rent control fight splits renters, landlords

    Groups of renters and landlords converged on California's Capitol on Jan. 11, 2018 for a hearing on a bill to ease restictions on local rent control laws.

Groups of renters and landlords converged on California's Capitol on Jan. 11, 2018 for a hearing on a bill to ease restictions on local rent control laws. Angela Hart ahart@sacbee.com
Groups of renters and landlords converged on California's Capitol on Jan. 11, 2018 for a hearing on a bill to ease restictions on local rent control laws. Angela Hart ahart@sacbee.com
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

If not rent control, then what? California renters can’t afford to wait

January 12, 2018 10:23 AM

Comments

More Videos

Capitol chant: 'Fight, fight, fight. Housing is a human right' 0:57

Capitol chant: 'Fight, fight, fight. Housing is a human right'

What we know about Karen Garcia's death 0:51

What we know about Karen Garcia's death

The Sacramento march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 1:41

The Sacramento march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Video shows baby tossed safely to firefighters from building 1:00

Video shows baby tossed safely to firefighters from building

The Cranberries' singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at 46 2:34

The Cranberries' singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at 46

Watch John Cox debate border wall, immigration policy 0:45

Watch John Cox debate border wall, immigration policy

Here's the video of Casino boat shuttle that caught fire off 0:46

Here's the video of Casino boat shuttle that caught fire off

These are the top rookies the 49ers played in 2017 1:12

These are the top rookies the 49ers played in 2017

Dave Joerger explains why veterans will be held out of games 3:21

Dave Joerger explains why veterans will be held out of games

Democrats challenge front-runner Gavin Newsom on school progress 1:13

Democrats challenge front-runner Gavin Newsom on school progress

  • 'Every time the sheriff gets on the news, he talks about me,' Black Lives Matter leader says

    Tanya Faison leads protesters down Stockton Boulevard toward Fruitridge. Dozens of drivers were forced to take an unscheduled detour.

About This Blog


Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

Contact Erika D. Smith at 916-321-1185, esmith@sacbee.com, on Twitter at @Erika_D_Smith or on Facebook at Erika D. Smith, Journalist