He lived in his car tucked alongside a gentrified residential street just blocks from the Pacific Ocean. He was an unknown person, like most of the people living on the streets, until he was accused of an atrocious crime: mowing down innocent people who were simply strolling along a world-renowned beach, and running over people […]
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In the past, national leaders working to address homelessness in America looked at Los Angeles’s feeble efforts to house its homeless population with disdain. Some of that judgment was justified, given that Los Angeles has the highest number of people experiencing homelessness in the country, and has even been labeled the “homeless capital” of America.
The recent Aurora, Colorado massacre, and the senseless deaths and mayhem it caused, has placed a sobering cloud over our country. In the wake of this devastating tragedy, many may have missed the news of another human calamity that occurred in the greater Los Angeles area. A man from Santa Barbara, California, hunted down people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, stabbed them with a hunting knife, and placed a typed death warrant on their bodies.
Fortunately, in this case, no one died.
California’s state leaders are debating whether they should tax homebuyers in order to fund more affordable housing for those who struggle with renting a house, let a lone buying one.
It used to be the “American Dream” was to purchase a detached single family home down the street from Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Today, that dream has been reduced to simply hoping your family can afford rent on a two-bedroom apartment sandwiched in a multi-storied stucco box.
Proposal to Eliminate California Redevelopment Agencies Means Cutting Affordable Housing for the Poor
The Starbucks is on the left, packed with coffee connoisseurs. Or perhaps they are just people who are addicted to watered down java. On the right, is a Banana Republic catering to clothing devotees. In fact, on both sides of this lifestyle mall are storefronts signifying that this neighborhood is clearly entrenched in middle-class America. […]
I had the privilege of attending the inauguration ceremony of new California state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in Sacramento on Monday night. Amongst the new Insurance Commissioner’s top priorities for California is the creation of an educational outreach program that helps educate under-served areas on affordable insurance options. One such option in California is the […]
Have you ever heard the expression “you got a nickel holding up a dollar there?” It means focusing on small savings while letting big money go by, and it applies to the situation in California with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps.) While enrollment nationally in SNAP is at a record […]