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Advice for Ventura: When a man behaves erratically in public, arrest him before he hurts someone 26.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Every once in a while there is an incident so outrageous that it should cause people to rethink certain assumptions, and the killing described in the article, “As Ventura seethes over fatal stabbing, police acknowledge mistake in handling of homeless man,” is one of those.

A man...

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A blind dachshund and his seeing-eye dog were adopted in Virginia 25.4.2018 Washington Post
A blind dachshund and his seeing-eye dog were adopted in Virginia
California voters: Get ready for an onslaught of television ads 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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The doctor and diplomacy: This week on President Trump's to-do list 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is expected to soon address a joint session of Congress. But will that speech make news that eclipses the serious questions being raised about President Trump’s selection to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs?

DIAGNOSING DR. JACKSON’S POLITICAL FATE

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South O.C.'s solution to homelessness is class warfare at its NIMBYest 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Last week, the mayors of 12 cities in South Orange County had the opportunity to cut the Gordian knot that is homelessness. They met at the behest of U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter, who’d issued them a warning: Step up and help solve this problem, or I’m striking down the HOA-approved...

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Today: Weird Science at the EPA 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is targeting the science behind many of its rules for clean air and water.

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Weird Science at the EPA

EPA chief Scott Pruitt says he’s for government “transparency.” Does that mean he’s addressing the soundproof telephone booth he spent...

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Los Feliz traffic median's latest makeover might include planters in a bid to thwart homeless encampments 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Nearly a decade ago, Los Angeles city officials, including then-City Councilman Eric Garcetti, cut the ribbon on a street beautification project in Los Feliz.

Landscapers added sycamore trees, honey-colored grass and seating areas at Vermont Triangle, a traffic median off Hollywood Boulevard. The...

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Essential California: Racism at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, April 25, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Being a black student was already a lonely affair at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The university has the smallest percentage of minority students in...

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Jobs and work support could curtail L.A.'s stubborn homeless crisis, study says 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Providing jobs and other aid to Los Angeles County residents soon after they land in the streets could help prevent 2,600 to 5,200 people a year from falling into persistent homelessness, according to a new study from a liberal think tank.

The “Escape Routes” study from the nonprofit Economic Roundtable...

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson tours women's homeless center on skid row 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson toured a homeless women’s center on L.A.’s skid row Tuesday as part of a fact-finding trip to local public-private partnerships and faith-based programs tackling homelessness and job training.

Carson, whose agency provided a record $109 million...

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Kamala Harris says she won't take corporate donations anymore 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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As Ventura seethes over fatal stabbing, police acknowledge mistake in handling of homeless man 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

On Wednesday evening, the Ventura Police Department received a call about a homeless man “yelling and being disruptive” in the city’s promenade area, a bustling boardwalk flush with restaurants.

Officers in the area were busy, so police decided to monitor the man on a surveillance camera, ultimately...

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Today: California’s Weather Whiplash 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Drought. Flood. Repeat. A new study says this California weather cycle will get worse.

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California’s Weather Whiplash

California has a long history of extreme weather, including serious droughts and devastating storms, such as those that put much of the state underwater in the Great...

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Essential California: More rent control, maybe? 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, April 24, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he would “absolutely” consider extending L.A. limits on rent increases to cover newly built apartments,...

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Give paramedics the power to make better choices on behalf of vulnerable people 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

If a person is intoxicated or suffering from a mental health crisis, a crowded hospital emergency room may not be the right place to get treatment. Yet homeless people are often taken there when they may just need a place to sober up or be seen by a mental health professional.

That’s because paramedics...

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With money tied up in court, California lawmakers try again with new plan to spend $2 billion on homeless housing 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Ventura police acknowledge mistake in father's fatal stabbing at restaurant 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ventura’s police chief said Monday that his officers should have responded to reports of a disruptive man on the city’s promenade and not relied on a pier security camera to assess the situation. Less than three hours later, police said, the man fatally stabbed a diner at a beachside restaurant.

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Garcetti says he would consider expanding rent control in L.A. 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he would “absolutely” consider extending L.A. limits on rent increases to cover newly built apartments if California voters roll back a state law that prohibits it.

Garcetti joined tenant and community activists at a news conference outside City Hall...

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Greece beats budget target as it looks to post-bailout era 23.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Greece has beaten its budget targets for a third year and trimmed its massive debt burden, according to data released Monday. But the economy has not yet grown back to its level of 2014, before its last recession.
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Government wants to take blighted property neglected after L.A. riots; owner objects 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ever since the 1992 riots, there have been promises but not changes at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues.

Property owner Eli Sasson has over the years proposed a shopping center, a housing development and an entertainment complex for a vacant lot the size of three football fields in...

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