They are: San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and West Hollywood. San Jose, Palm Springs, Hayward and Beverly Hills have rent control, but no eviction protections. San Diego, however, has "just cause" eviction, but no rent control. A few other communities have mediation programs or very limited rent control. Those won't help you in this situation, and your "protection" is limited to that provided by state and federal law.