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The California State Bar provides a wonderful public resource for tenants and I have posted the link. If you want to continue to occupy the premises, I would suggest you read through the information and then send your Landlord a formal letter stating your case. If that does not resolve the issue, you may want to consult with an CA lawyer. You can find Oakland area lawyers on Avvo (some of whom offer free consultations), or use the local Lawyer Referral Service by accessing the link.