My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I am very sorry to hear that this happened.
First, absolutely, if this man is threatening you with dogs and violence and trying to stop you from retrieving your personal belongings, call the police and ask them to meet you on the premises to do a civil standby. They will require him to restrain the dogs or take them elsewhere and stop him from harming you.
Second, if you have an agreement that you were renting the premises from the father, it is illegal for him to throw you out. Under California law, he is your landlord and you are month-to-month tenants. A landlord who physically removes a tenant from rented premises without a court order can be sued for $100 per day that the tenant is denied access to the property, plus actual damages and attorney's fees. Cal. Civ. Code, Section 789.3
. So, you may be able to file suit against him, if you so choose.
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