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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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This conservative ranking of states’ economies has been wrong about California for 12 straight years 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If you happened to check out the latest ranking of states for their “economic outlook” published last week by the right-wing political group ALEC, you would be excused for concluding that California is deep in an economic hole and digging itself deeper.

ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council,...

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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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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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Is Elizabeth Warren's Plan for Free College Feasible? 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Warren's proposals might require a tax on the middle class, according to one economist.
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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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Maui restaurants: 20 great places to eat for under $20 21.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Maui is my happy place. Scenery, weather, aloha spirit — I love it all. The only wrinkle in the fabric of this beautiful picture is the cost of food. Dining out here can break the bank.

But we have a solution: Eat where the locals eat. Maui has dozens of thrifty food options. You just have to know...

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Build 10,000 houses for homeless in 10 years? L.A. is closer, but it'll have to stretch funds 21.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

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 new units in a decade.

Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through...

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Denver to provide $15.7 million for shelter, housing upgrades to help combat homelessness 20.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Mayor Michael Hancock on Friday announced an effort to provide new housing options and expand shelter services.
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U.S. housing starts drop to lowest level in two years amid affordability concerns 19.4.2019 LA Times: Business

U.S. new-home construction unexpectedly fell in March, decelerating to the slowest pace since May 2017 and suggesting builders remain wary even as lower mortgage rates and steady wage gains offer support to consumers.

Residential starts fell 0.3% to a 1.139-million annualized rate after a downwardly...

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End Section 8 housing discrimination 19.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the homeless and those teetering on the edge of homelessness, housing vouchers are supposed to be a ticket into safe, stable housing. Federal Section 8 vouchers and other forms of rental assistance use public dollars to make up the difference between what a person can afford to pay and the...

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11 Must-Visit Global Destination for Foodies 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Make food the main course with these travel destinations
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Garcetti’s budget would spend more money on street repairs and homelessness 19.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Anticipating a rise in business and property tax revenue, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is looking to spend more money on street repairs, homelessness and police overtime next fiscal year.

Garcetti unveiled his $10.6-billion proposed budget for the city Thursday, a spending plan that relies on...

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Auditor finds Denver homelessness strategy is “fragmented and understaffed” 19.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's city auditor found that the local government's fight against homelessness has suffered from a "lack of a cohesive overall strategy." The city promised a new housing department and a plan.
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The Trump Administration Wants to Kick Undocumented Immigrants Out of Public Housing 18.4.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday night, the Trump administration proposed to gut a policy in place since the Clinton administration that gives some undocumented immigrants access to public housing without having to disclose their immigration status. Trump’s proposal will bar undocumented immigrants from claiming housing assistance, saying it’s “unfair” to the citizens who are on waitlists for public housing.  “HUD […]
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Q&A: Gavin Newsom on his ‘mayoral mind-set’ in first 100 days in office 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Gavin Newsom’s whirlwind start as California governor has been punctuated by a contemptuous feud with President Trump, a politically risky ban on the death penalty and an occasional backtrack or stumble. But he says his first 100 days as governor have been driven by an “in the weeds” mind-set and...

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L.A. City Council moves to outlaw discrimination against Section 8 tenants 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday moved forward with a law that would bar landlords from refusing to consider tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

In a 12-0 vote, the council instructed the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would extend protections against so-called source-of-income...

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L.A. City Council opposes state bill that would lift local zoning rules 17.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles City Council has come out against a plan by a San Francisco-based state senator to lift restrictions on higher-density housing near rail stations, major bus routes and areas with high concentrations of jobs.

On a 12 to 0 vote Tuesday, council members...

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