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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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Grandmother who helped daughter destroy evidence of 3-year-old’s death gets jail time 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

An Oxnard grandmother will spend 180 days behind bars after she admitted to helping her daughter and her granddaughter’s father conceal evidence of their 3-year-old girl’s death.

Maria De Jesus Lopez, 45, was also sentenced to three years of formal probation. She will not be allowed to associate...

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One of Southland’s last model and hobby shops will close because of rising rent 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Evett’s Model Shop has gotten unusual requests over its 71 years of operation, but few have been as weird as the one in January from YouTube car comedy channel Donut Media: Help a Bugatti built from Lego bricks go really fast, maybe even set a speed record.

The Santa Monica store, one of Southern...

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Colorado on verge of expanded traction law targeting 2WD cars driving I-70 in the mountains 24.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Drivers who venture onto Interstate 70 in the mountains in two-wheel-drive cars with standard tires during colder months -- even on sunny days -- are expected to be put on notice soon: That won't fly anymore.
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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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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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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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The Sports Report: Dodgers quietly put together a six-game winning streak 20.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hello, one and all, my name is John Cherwa, and I’m guest-hosting this newsletter for a couple of weeks while Houston Mitchell ponders if UCLA will win or lose its spring game.


Baseball is a game of streaks, and if you like the Dodgers, you’ll love this one. Jorge Castillo captures the...

California housing crisis podcast: Why it’s so hard to pass tenant legislation at the Capitol 20.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Last November, nearly six in 10 California voters rejected an initiative that would have expanded rent control across the state.

But state lawmakers have come back this year with a collection of bills that would better protect tenants from evictions and large surges in rents. Gov. Gavin Newsom...

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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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New York City Just Passed Historic Climate Legislation—Its Own Green New Deal 19.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The nation’s largest and most economically influential city passed a historic bill Thursday capping climate-changing pollution from big buildings and mandating unprecedented cuts to greenhouse gases.  The City Council approved the legislation in a 45-to-2 vote Thursday afternoon, all but ensuring […]
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Denver housing initiative was supposed to help 400 families. So far it’s helping 3. 19.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's LIVE program was announced in 2017 and launched last summer. So far, it has three participants.
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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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Kim Kardashian West Sunglass Ad With Shannade Clermont 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Words can’t explain the sorrow I have in my heart."
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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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Trump Campaign Paid Out $168K to Trump Brands 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest Trump campaign FEC disclosures show the team paid $137,025 to rent Trump Tower buildings, $5,289 for accomodation at Trump's hotels and $25,436 for legal services from Trump Corporation between January 1 to March 31 this year.
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Bill that would lift ban on rent control measures in Colorado moves to Senate 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on Monday evening passed a bill to the Senate that would clear the way for local governments to implement rent control policies.
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Landlords could not ban Section 8 tenants under proposed L.A. ordinance 16.4.2019 LA Times: Business

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that would bar landlords from establishing blanket bans on tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

The law would extend protections against so-called source-of-income discrimination to people who pay with vouchers so they have...

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Seattle takes a small step against gentrification 16.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

This tech hub is booming as never before. Expedia is building a $900-million campus. Google, Facebook and Salesforce are expanding. And Amazon, closing in on Boeing as the area’s largest private employer, is currently advertising 10,000 jobs.

In seven years, Seattle saw its population swell from...

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