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What’s it take to be wealthy? Depends on where you live, and the cash you carry 17.5.2019 LA Times: Business

We know that the older you are, the higher you set the bar for what it takes to be considered wealthy. But an even bigger influence on that number can be where you live.

Being wealthy in Denver doesn’t mean nearly the same thing as being wealthy in San Francisco, or in New York City for that matter.

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California puts off dealing with its housing crisis for another year 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Well, it looks like 2019 won’t be the state Legislature’s “Year of Housing” after all.

For months, it seemed like California lawmakers were warming to the idea of sweeping legislation to make it easier to build badly needed housing. The boldest proposal on the table, by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San...

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Essential California: Inside the demise of SB 50, the state’s most talked-about bill 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 17, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

The machinations of state politics rarely burst beyond the Sacramento bubble, but Sen. Scott Wiener’s proposal to radically rethink California housing has dominated the conversation...

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Why homelessness makes it so easy to feed an addiction 17.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: There was a good line in Steve Lopez’s column about addiction and homelessness: “The absence of well-paying jobs and affordable rent can sabotage self-control and crush hope.”

A $20 bill will not buy housing. When someone is down and out, cigarettes, beer and maybe food for a pet...

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California bill to add more housing in single-family neighborhoods blocked by lawmakers 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A high-profile bill that would have increased home building near mass transit and in single-family neighborhoods across California has been killed for the year, ending a major battle over how to address the state’s housing affordability crisis that has attracted significant attention nationwide.

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California housing crisis podcast: Bay Area mayors discuss end of single-family-only zoning 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Last year, the city of Minneapolis decided to permit duplexes and triplexes on residential land previously zoned only for single-family homes.

The decision kicked off a national debate over the future of single-family-only zoning. Single-family-home building has dominated development in California...

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SB 50’s faulty premise: California can continue to grow and grow 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: SB 50 would do away with single-family zoning, allowing any neighborhood to become dense and overcrowded, with cars lining both sides of the streets. Those who currently live in such areas would like to move; those who do not live in such areas do not want their neighborhoods destroyed.

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Support funding for civil counsel in California 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Tens of thousands of Californians who otherwise would have been at grave risk of losing their homes, their children, their ability to pursue a living or other basic human rights and needs at least had a fighting chance to defend themselves in court because of landmark 2009 legislation that gave...

Daily Digest: Private talks continue 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A quick roundup of some Minnesota political stories in the news.
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Does Anaheim consider Long Beach a legitimate rival for the Angels? 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On the day after the city of Long Beach announced its pursuit of the Angels, Dan Cromwell emailed the city manager of Anaheim. Cromwell, an expert in commercial real estate and municipal financing, used as his subject line “The Long Beach distraction” and wrote that he did not consider Long Beach...

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Large majority of Minnesota homeless people have a mental illness 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new study from the Wilder Foundation indicates nearly two thirds of Minnesota's homeless population is living with a mental health condition, which can exacerbate their difficulty finding and keeping housing.
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Work starts on massive Silicon Valley project by Hudson Yards developer 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The developer of New York’s Hudson Yards is ready to build another massive office, housing and retail complex — this time about 3,000 miles to the west.

Related Cos. announced Wednesday that it has started work on a 240-acre site in Silicon Valley for what it says is one of the largest entitled...

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Eric Trump's Profanity Laced Attacks on De Blasio Cheered By HUD Official 15.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“You know what else has GONE TO SH*T under the watch of the @NYCMayor?” HUD administrator Lynne Patton tweeted.
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A onetime addict on skid row has something to say about the homeless problem 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It was one of those digital town hall chats on social media, and the subject was one that impacts almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles — homelessness.

The conversation, by residents of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and southwest Pasadena, was fueled by a story my colleague Gale Holland wrote. She...

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In L.A. and the Bay Area, environmental law is used to block homeless shelters 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier this spring, residents of a San Francisco waterfront neighborhood put up a plea on GoFundMe, seeking to raise $100,000 to file a lawsuit under one of California’s landmark environmental laws.

The fundraiser, which surpassed its goal, wasn’t intended to fight a toxic waste facility or industrial...

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Rudy Giuliani Jumps to Eric Trump's Defense in Spat With New York Mayor 15.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani attacked the record of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he clashed with Eric Trump over emissions fines.
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What’s on MPR News – 5/15/19 15.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you'll hear on Wednesday on MPR News.
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A onetime addict on L.A.’s skid row has something to say about the homeless problem 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was one of those digital town hall chats on social media, and the subject was one that impacts almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles — homelessness.

The conversation, by residents of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and southwest Pasadena, was fueled by a story my colleague Gale Holland wrote. She...

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Reducing homelessness is impossible without ending mass incarceration 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Los Angeles will never reduce homelessness unless public officials reduce the causes of homelessness: mass incarceration and the resultant number of young people in foster care, 50% of whom will be homeless and involved with the justice system by the time they are 21. (“L.A. spent...

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Making housing less affordable is no way to bolster LAUSD’s finances 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: We live in a city with very high housing costs. If the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Measure EE passes, the cost of housing will go up even more — and not just for homeowners, but also renters. (“Vote yes on Measure EE, the parcel tax to increase L.A. schools funding,” endorsement,...

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