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Posted by ERIK ECKHOLM and IAN LOVETTNOV - The New York Times Reporters on November 24, 2014
This article was published in The New York Times on November 22, 2014, on page A10.
LOS ANGELES — Lorenza and German Artiga raised six children in a rent-controlled bungalow here, their only home since they moved from El Salvador 29 years ago.
So they were stunned this past summer when their landlord served them with eviction papers, claiming that their 12-year-old granddaughter Carolyn, whose mother was killed in a car crash in 2007, was an illegal occupant.