This is not really an employment/labor question yet it is posted in that practice area. You should get more and better responses if you re-post in another practice area.
Good luck to you.
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Additional details are needed in order to give you a response. Also, I am moving this question to landlord/tenant so that your question may be answered.
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This isn't my field of law - just a post as a suggestion. I know you've posted this scenario several different ways, but this is something you don't want to delay in acting upon.
I'm sure any attorney will need much more details (including a review of any correspondence, lease or rental agreement, etc.). the ONLY Way to make headway on this is with a face-to-face consultation with an attorney. Time is of the essence if your attorney needs to go and file for some type of emergency injunction or other orders to get you back in your business.
Use the "find a lawyer" feature and search for an attorney that handles commercial leases or business landlord/tenant disputes. Or at least reach out to an attorney for a referral.
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Short answer is no, it is not legal. Regardless of whether you are a tenant (have exclusive right to possess your space) in the suite or if you are a licensee (shared use of your space), the landlord/suite operator must give you proper notice (3- or 30-days) to terminate your tenancy. If you don't move out, they MUST use the unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit process to evict you. Self-help evictions are illegal in California. You should speak with a tenants' attorney immediately.
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Who gave you the notice, the landlord or the sheriff? If the notice was from the landlord, no you cannot be evicted. He has to go through the eviction process and get a judgment against you and a "writ of execution of judgment" signed by a judge. The Sheriff will give you notice only after the landlord has obtained a writ. However, normally, the sheriff gives longer than a 24 hour notice. Your fact pattern is not detailed enough.
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