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Ed Buck liked to generate controversy, but the deaths of two men may give him more than he wants 18.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In 2010, then-California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was holding a political rally at a Hollywood hotel when from the front row a man started heckling her.

“What are you hiding?” the man shouted at the Republican candidate. “You’re looking like Arnold in a dress!” he said, referring to...

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Venice's loud anti-shelter voices don't speak for the community on homelessness 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: None of the many elements of a solution to homelessness are 100% perfect. The old Metro bus lot in Venice is an excellent location for a temporary shelter for homeless people. (“Venice homeless shelter faces a legal challenge claiming insufficient review,” Jan. 14)

If fears of “the...

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UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi rediscovers her joy of gymnastics, becomes internet sensation 18.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Katelyn Ohashi’s smile filled her face as she danced across the blue floor; her bob cut bounced with each movement in her now-famous floor routine.

UCLA’s gymnasts gravitated toward their 21-year-old senior captain, moving closer as the music blared. They began cheering and dancing behind her....

Minnesota's new housing commissioner has her work cut out for her 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Housing and homelessness are top of mind in Minnesota which means that Jennifer Ho, Minnesota's new housing commissioner, has a lot on her list of issues to tackle.
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Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis 17.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Microsoft has pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region’s widening affordability gap.

Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time when they’re...

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What’s on MPR News – 1/17/19 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
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In a skid row apartment building, L.A. restaurant chefs help residents get cooking 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

On a cool December evening, a group of residents at the Charles Cobb Apartments in downtown made their way through the building’s open-air courtyard to the communal kitchen for a cooking class.

There, a pot of sauce was simmering on the stove, and Saint Nick himself — or someone dressed up as him,...

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How the teacher's strike is playing out at the school with the most homeless students in the district 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Telfair Elementary School Principal Jose Razo returned to his roots Tuesday, filling in as a pre-K teacher while the L.A. Unified strike continued.

His text for the day: “How I Became a Pirate.”

But first he asked his students whether anyone knew what a pirate does.

“A pirate lives on the ocean...

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Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the tech industry to help pay for new housing. But not for the neediest Californians 16.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s housing affordability crisis over the past decade has coincided with a boom in tech-fueled job growth. Now Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling on Silicon Valley companies to make an unprecedented contribution to help build new homes — but his idea is drawing concern from some budget watchers...

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Homeless man shot and killed in North Hollywood park 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who shot and killed a 34-year-old homeless man at a North Hollywood park Monday morning.

Officers were called to Whitsett Park about 9 a.m., where they found the man lying in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds, the...

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Instead of jail, Denver will offer new “stabilization” center in Sun Valley for mental health crises 15.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council on Monday approved a controversial rezoning that will bring a new model of mental health treatment to the Sun Valley neighborhood.
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Venice homeless shelter faces a legal challenge claiming insufficient review 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A proposed homeless shelter in Venice faced a legal challenge Monday from a homeowner and business group that claims the controversial project was “jammed through” with insufficient review of the environmental effects on nearby schools and residences.

The Venice Stakeholders Assn. lawsuit, filed...

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California housing crisis podcast: Newsom's big affordable-housing budget 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gov. Gavin Newsom attempted to make a dent in California’s housing-affordability problems in his first budget proposal last week.

Newsom put forward $2.3 billion in new low- and moderate-income housing and homelessness spending. And he also promised to — for the first time — to punish cities and...

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Community feast marks end of the homeless encampment and "the beginning of something great" 14.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
On Friday, a community feast was held to mark the end of the homeless encampment along Franklin and Hiawatha avenues and the beginning of a new chapter for everyone involved.
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Colorado appeals judge’s attorney says judge’s ex made baseless allegations 13.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
An attorney for Colorado Appeals Court Judge Laurie Booras said she gave her resignation recently after writing two regrettable messages out of thousands to her married lover over the course of 10 years.
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Gavin Newsom goes big on housing. Will California NIMBYs play along? 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Gov. Gavin Newsom said he wasn’t going to play “small ball” on the state’s housing crisis, he wasn’t kidding.

On his fourth day on the job, Newsom offered a budget that includes an additional $2.3 billion to build more housing for low-income and homeless Californians and to help cities rezone...

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Man accused of shooting ex-wife and one of her friends found dead in Pueblo County jail cell 12.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An investigation is underway after a 58-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell at the Pueblo County jail.
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Coroner IDs man killed near Denver homeless shelters in November 12.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver coroner's office on Friday identified a 66-year-old man killed in November near homeless shelters in downtown Denver.
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Ed Buck’s attorney says critics have unfairly used race to blame for two deaths in his client’s home 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The attorney for Ed Buck, the longtime Democratic donor whose West Hollywood home has been the scene of two black men’s deaths since 2017, said Friday that critics have unfairly used race to blame his client for the deaths.

“Some people still want us to have a race war,” attorney Seymour Amster...

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Denver non-profit needs volunteers for annual homeless population count 12.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Denver homeless advocacy group is seeking hundreds of volunteers to fan out to river banks, underpasses and alleys and find every homeless person living in the metro area in a single day.
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