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High-profile California housing bill clears hurdle after tense debate over local control 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

High-profile housing legislation to allow mid-rise apartment construction near mass transit across California was poised to advance in a state Senate committee Wednesday after two lawmakers reached an agreement that would limit its effect on smaller counties and along the coast, but eliminate zoning...

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Holy cow! California may get rid of single-family zoning 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California may be on the verge of eliminating single-family zoning statewide. This is huge. And it’s a sign of how quickly the politics around housing and land use have shifted in just the last year.

On Wednesday, a key committee signed off on Senate Bill 50 — San Francisco Sen. Scott Wiener’s...

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In Battle Lake, history comes with a side of entertainment 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jay Johnson inherited from his mom a priceless home full of buried treasures that have consumed his later years and kept him where he says he's been all his life: poor. She left him something else: a keen interest in history, and a desire to tell the family story by preserving her grandfather's Old Prospect Inn.
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Hudson Yards: Post Child for Middle Class Destruction? 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Hudson Yards, the new Manhattan mega-development, has become the poster child for urban projects that critics say harm the middle class. Is it time to change course?
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California housing bill could have 'far-reaching effects' in Los Angeles, report says 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

More than 40% of the developable land in Los Angeles could be eligible for homebuilding at a greater density under high-profile legislation working its way through the Capitol, according to a new city analysis.

Senate Bill 50, which faces a key legislative committee hearing Wednesday morning, would...

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The affluent homeless: a sleeping pod, a hired desk and a handful of clothes 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and they rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others, a necessity.
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Reagan Economist Claims Obama Started Great Recession 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Former Reagan economist and "Trumponomics" author Arthur Laffer ridiculed Americans with student loan debt and blamed the 2007 Great Recession on Barack Obama, who didn't begin his presidential term until January 2009.
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U.S. new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March, and prices sank 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage-rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump.

The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual...

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Essential California: 10,000 homes in 10 years? 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, April 23, and here’s what’s happening across California:


Following the money: In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000...

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Today: Grief and Disbelief in Sri Lanka 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Sri Lanka is mourning the victims killed in a string of attacks, while the government there is drawing skepticism as it blames an obscure Islamic extremist group.


Grief and Disbelief in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has blamed a little-known domestic extremist group called National...

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Can California boost home building without supercharging gentrification? 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Along a stretch of South Los Angeles near the Expo light rail line, investment dollars are pouring in.

Landlords outfit vacant apartments with stainless-steel appliances to lift rents, flippers list renovated bungalows for sale at twice what they paid. And as long-term tenants are forced out, development...

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L.A. renters deserve a ‘right to counsel’ for evictions 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here’s one way to help ease Los Angeles’ homeless crisis: Give poor, vulnerable tenants lawyers to help them fight unjust evictions. Why? Because it’s often easier, cheaper and more humane to help people stay in their homes than it is to get them back on their feet after they have become homeless.

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Tucker Carlson Blames Homelessness In LA on Immigrants 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Why wouldn’t local leaders want to stop the flow of new arrivals to get prices under control," Carlson said.
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Denver has a new plan for the year 2040. Here’s how the vote finally happened. 23.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In votes of 11-1 and 10-2, the council approved two key elements of Denveright, a vision for how Denver will handle the projected addition of 200,000 more residents over the next 20 years.
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Mentally ill homeless people keep going to jail. But a study says L.A. County can fix that 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On a typical day, thousands of homeless and mentally ill people are behind bars in Los Angeles County’s jails. But more than half of them would be good candidates to divert into housing with supportive services instead, according a new study from the Department of Health Services.

If enough housing...

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Castro Vows to Fight 'Racially Discriminatory Policing' 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The new campaign policy was made directly in response to a recent incident in Florida, where a officer was caught on video brutally beating a 15-year-old black male.
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Hennepin County officials want renters, landlords to know their rights 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Hennepin County is trying to raise awareness of fair housing laws among landlords and renters, using Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels.
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Rafer Johnson, Olympian and L.A. hero, is the subject of LA84 Foundation exhibit 22.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Rafer Johnson, an L.A. hero who won the Olympic decathlon gold medal in 1960 and has been recognized for his humility, service and sportsmanship, will be honored with a new exhibit opening April 29 at the LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles.

The display will be on view through December.

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California housing bill targeting wealthy cities could rezone nearly all of Palo Alto 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few California communities have as many trappings of the good life as Palo Alto. The Silicon Valley suburb is home to two of the state’s highest-earning neighborhoods, top-performing public schools and tens of thousands of residents with graduate degrees — plus it neighbors Stanford, one of the...

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Essential Politics: Gov. Newsom hits the 100-day mark with a long to-do list 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Put yourself in the shoes of Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Long considered a rising political star, he waited eight years as the state’s second-in-command for his chance to stand in the spotlight. He won the top job by the largest electoral margin in modern history, quickly becoming California’s most powerful...

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