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California’s immigrant-friendly policies aren’t helping the housing crisis 23.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The editorial, “SoCal leaders either haven’t gotten the memo on the housing crisis or don’t care,” continues your attacks on local governments and what you call “NIMBY groups.”

It’s true that some local governments resist doing their part to abate the housing crisis. I suggest that...

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Evictions loom for Chinatown residents who can’t find affordable housing 22.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“Hi, Thelma,” Shao Zhao said Wednesday evening to her longtime neighbor, Thelma Caseres, who was strolling through the courtyard of the Hillside Villa apartments in Chinatown.

Zhao is 23 and was born in China. Caseres is 61 and from El Salvador. But they have something in common: They both are...

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Grocery strike rocked Southern California 16 years ago. It may happen again soon 22.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Nearly 16 years ago, the largest and longest supermarket strike in U.S. history reshaped the Southern California grocery industry.

Tens of thousands of workers at Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Ralphs stores spanning from San Diego to San Luis Obispo went on strike or were locked out, starting...

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4th of July Last Minute Travel Deals, Coupons and Discounts on Flights, Hotels, Car Rentals and Cruises 22.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Americans could end up paying $220 more for flights if they're not coupon-savvy.
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2020 Democrats offer up affordable housing plans amid surging prices 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Candidates have proposed everything from tax credits for renters to spending billions on new affordable housing to address a prime example of racial and income inequality.
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Four Hours: Bowling, snacking and shopping in Highland Park 21.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Stroll around Highland Park these days and you'll see how this onetime sleepy family neighborhood rocketed to a hipster haven, edging out Silver Lake, that other hip hood.

Stories have been written about soaring rent prices driving out mom-and-pop Latino-owned businesses in favor of high-end boutiques,...

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Trump Faces Emoluments Accusations After Report His Businesses Received $1.6m From Republicans, Federal Agencies 21.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this week, House Democrats passed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would make it illegal for the State Department to spend money at Trump businesses.
Section 8 demand in Twin Cities overwhelms available waitlist spots 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Twin Cities housing authorities and the Metropolitan Council opened their waiting lists simultaneously for the first time this month. And they received more than 45,000 applications for just 7,500 spots on the voucher waiting lists.
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Today: The Storm Over Trump's 5G Plan 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Will the Trump administration’s 5G push interfere with forecasting deadly storms in California and U.S.?


The Storm Over Trump’s 5G Plan

5G networks are the future of wireless communications. But officials with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worry the Trump...

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Germany’s capital plans 5-year ban on rent hikes to fight gentrification 20.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

German officials facing protests and endless complaints about threats to affordable housing in the nation’s capital have decided the solution may be a five-year ban on rent increases and fines as high as $550,000 for violators.

Officials in Berlin, a city of about 3.7 million residents long known...

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Are rent controls the solution to the affordable housing shortage? 20.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Do rent controls help address housing inequality and affordability? Some political leaders in New York and Oregon and some presidential candidates think so.
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Google wants to build 20,000 homes in Silicon Valley. Will NIMBYs let it happen? 19.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Faced with a housing shortage and affordability crisis that they exacerbated, Silicon Valley companies are increasingly under pressure to do something to fix the region’s housing woes.

On Tuesday, Google stepped up in a big way, with a pledge to make a $1 billion investment in housing across the...

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L.A. City Council votes to ban low-income Section 8 rental discrimination 19.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that bars landlords from refusing to consider tenants who pay rent through Section 8, the federal subsidy program for low-income households.

In California, it’s already illegal to deny housing based on someone’s source of income, though...

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Coming up: Can rent control fix the affordable housing crisis? 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Roughly one-third of Americans pay more than 30 percent of their income on housing each month. Can regulating rent change that?
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3 of 4 Californians want to restrict housing in wildfire-prone areas, poll says 18.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Three quarters of California voters believe the state should restrain home building in areas at high risk of wildfires, a new survey has found.

The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies Poll, prepared for the Times, shows bipartisan support for such restrictions after deadly fires wiped...

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A towed car can mean life on the street for some homeless people 18.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The L.A. Times editorial against the proposed law repealing the right of cities to tow cars that have been parked in the same place for more than 72 hours does not give enough attention to the many people who have been forced to live in their vehicles because of the skyrocketing...

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Julian Castro calls for surge in federal spending to end homelessness 18.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro called for a sharp rise in federal spending on housing for millions of Americans who are living on the street or struggling to pay rent.

Castro, who was secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, on Monday proposed a federal...

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As iconic Minneapolis restaurant closes, residents fear what's to come 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Marla's Caribbean Cuisine served its final dish at its Powderhorn location this weekend. Community members see it as a symbol of increasing gentrification and displacement in many Twin Cities areas.
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Once-controversial, Boulder housing co-ops proving worth in affordability, community 17.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Once labeled by a former councilman as “the most closely watched houses in the city of Boulder,” co-ops are not without their critics. The bruising, emotional debate over the co-op ordinance two years ago illuminated contrasting opinions about how a city -- and neighbors — should define a home. In the years since its passage, it also has provided an example of the creative ways in which the city can address its affordable housing crisis.
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Cuba suffers privations that tourism helps offset 16.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“A New Policy on Cuba Forces Itinerary Changes,” Need to Know by Mary Forgione, June 9, raises this observation: I have just returned from a people-to-people group tour in Cuba, and I find it unfathomable that this poor, barely surviving island, trying to provide an economy for its people, could...

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