Real estate dictatorships threaten 'American Dream'

Part 2: Do residential governments mean the end of homeowner freedom?

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(This is Part 2 of a two-part series. See Part 1: Homeowners wage war on real estate dictatorship.)

Last week, I reported on the convoluted and sometimes baffling war over the fate of the Westlake Subdivision Improvement Association, the homeowners association (HOA) for 6,500 homes in Daly City, Calif. At the heart of the struggle was U.