What your landlord is doing is ILLEGAL!
The only person that can remove you from a unit is a sheriff with a “Writ of Restitution” or a notice of eviction. This notice is the last step of an eviction process that involves:
- A notice from your landlord
- An unlawful detainer from the court and
- A judge order
If this is not the case, and your landlord is the one removing you or your stuff from the unit without a legal process, this is a lockout. Lockouts aren’t legal in CA under Civil Code 789.3.