Results tagged “Matt Tinoco”

LA's Current Homeless Outreach Strategy Is Misguided, Says City Controller

City Controller Ron Galperin urges the city to take a proactive approach, not a reactive one like it currently does.

LA's Rules About Where Homeless People Are Allowed To Sit And Sleep Could Get Even More Complicated

The proposed changes would outlaw sleeping on public space within 500 feet of schools and parks, and within 10 feet of any building entrance or driveway.

What Is The Federal Government Doing To End Homelessness In LA?

Section 8, HUD-VASH, McKinney-Vento: Here's your guide to how the federal government does (or doesn't) address homelessness.

After The Mayor Visited Their Homeless Encampment, They Lost All Their Belongings

The city gets thousands of requests to clean up homeless encampments. But how the city responds can make it harder for people to get off the street.

It's (Still) Against The Law To Sleep In Your Car In LA

At least 9,500 people live in a vehicle in the city of Los Angeles. But good luck doing it legally.

That Was Your Second Warning, Los Angeles. Get Some Extra Water. Now

The Big One is coming, Southern California. Get Serious. Get Ready.

Surprise! (To, Probably, No One) Southern California Is America's Most 'Cost-Burdened' Housing Market

Here's a startling statistic: One in four households in LA and Orange Counties pay at least half of all their income on housing.

It Took Inheritance For My Family To 'Win' In LA's Housing Market

The reality is that unless you're lucky enough to already own property or be among L.A.'s highest earners, your dream of home ownership is probably out of reach.

Matt Tinoco, Housing And Homelessness Reporter

I will help you understand how Southern California's sky-high housing costs are changing how we live.

LA Leaders Opposed A Law That Would Make It Harder To Tow Cars -- Even If People Are Living In Them

A proposed state law would outlaw the practice that backers argue disproportionately hurts poor people and leave even more people on the streets.

LA County Homelessness Is Getting Worse. Here Are The Numbers

The increase comes despite a record public investment to end homelessness.

Homelessness Is Getting Worse In Southern California. Here's Why

The high cost of housing is the main reason people fall into homelessness, and keeping a roof over your head isn't getting any more affordable.

With Rents Skyrocketing, Inglewood Is Working On A Plan To Protect Tenants

One tenant told Inglewood officials she has seen her rent more than double since moving in two years ago. But property owners say that the proposed rules take money out of their pockets.

LA Will Spend $30M This Year On Homeless Sweeps. Do They Even Work?

A coalition of homeless advocates, service providers, and housing developers say no. They say more spending more on services, not enforcement, would do more to get people off the street.

The Far-Reach Of The 9th Circuit's Decision To Stand Firm On Landmark Homeless Case

A federal court rejected further review of Martin v. City of Boise, which says you can't criminalize homeless people just for being homeless in the American West.

Is LA Waiting Too Long To Help The Newly Homeless? A New Report Says Yes

Nearly 11,000 people are newly homeless every month in L.A. County, according to a new report. While a majority find a new home on their own, others join the long-term homeless. Is there a better way?

One in Three Times The LAPD Used Force In 2018 It Involved A Homeless Person

Some very stark findings in LAPD's annual reports on homeless. A small sampling of 2018 stats: More than 9,000 tents "processed," 3,600 tons of garbage and 60,437 pounds of human waste removed.

They Set 1,800 Traps At LA's City Hall And When They Checked Them: No Fleas

Inspectors also didn't find much evidence of a rat infestation in the historic building or others nearby. The vermin have been tied to a downtown typhus outbreak.

LA Won't Fight Lawsuit Limiting Encampment Sweeps On Skid Row

The decision came after three hours of private deliberations by the L.A. City Council

A Groundbreaking Report Goes Deep On Black Homelessness In Los Angeles

The report includes 67 specific recommendations for local policymakers. Will they listen?

Meet The Angelenos Who Aren't Waiting For The Government To Address The Homelessness Crisis

What started as a band of neighbors who wanted to get to know their homeless neighbors on a first name basis has grown into one of the strongest advocates for the homeless in its corner of the city.

LA's Chief Accountant Wants To Know Why All The Anti-Homelessness Money Isn't Being Spent

Less than 1/10 of the money available for homeless housing has been spent.

LA Counts Its Homeless, But Counting Everybody Is Virtually Impossible

Last year's count estimated that, on any given night, about 53,000 people are homeless in L.A. county.

The FBI Is Shaking Up LA City Hall. They May Be Looking For Chinese Money

Somebody may be in a lot of trouble as agents investigate if federal crimes were committed in connection with Los Angeles building projects.

8 Amazing Bike Rides In Los Angeles

8 great rides that take place on roads that are entirely car-free or have light traffic -- and they work for folks of all fitness levels.

One Person Actually Can Help The Homeless. Here's What You Can Do

Here are some tangible, actionable ways to make a difference.

Your Homeless Neighbors Have Probably Lived In LA Longer Than You

Homelessness affects virtually all demographic groups.

LA County Approves Universal Health Standards For Homeless Shelters

L.A. has never had a universal standard for inspecting shelters.

Is The Skid Row Typhus Outbreak A Manufactured Crisis?

Typhus is "commonly found" throughout the region, says the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health.

LA County's Supervisors Have Endorsed Proposition 10 (The Rent Control One)

Why does anyone care what they think? More people live in L.A. County than in 42 U.S. States.

Is LA Really Going To Federal Court To Argue It Can Seize And Destroy Homeless People's Property?

A ruling two years ago essentially put a stop to cleanup sweeps on Skid Row. Should the city fight for the right? What if it loses?

What You Need To Know About Proposition 10: The Affordable Housing Act

Should cities be allowed to pass rent control? That's the $60 million question.

92 Percent Of LA Homes Are Unaffordable To The Average Person

We're No. 2! After San Francisco, L.A. is the second least affordable housing market in the country.

'Don't Grab Workers': McDonald's Employees Walk Out Over Toxic Male Behavior

In South L.A. about 100 people, mostly Latinas, marched to a McDonalds restaurant at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Florence Ave.

LA County Moves Forward On Stabilizing Rents For 200,000 People

If enacted, it would limit annual rent increases to 3 percent each year for residents who live outside the boundaries of one of the county's 88 cities.

LA's First Emergency Homeless Shelter Under Mayor's Bridge Housing Initiative Opens Sept. 10

The El Pueblo site, which cost about $2.4 million to build, consists of several subdivided trailers built into living facilities.

Rent Strikes Are Back. Can They Save Poor Tenants From Homelessness?

Withholding the monthly rent check from the landlords is a risky move, but renters around SoCal are doing it more and more.

300 Seniors In Chinatown Escape Steep Rent Hike, But What About Everyone Else?

L.A. Councilmember Gil Cedillo helped broker a deal to stop an 8% rent hike for poor seniors in Chinatown. Now the question is whether it's an approach that can help others buried by the region's sky-high rents.

LA County Is Considering Rent Control For Mobile Homes

The ordinance would limit rent increases in mobile home parks to 3 percent annually.

LA Is Considering Free Lawyers For People Facing Eviction

Tenants typically represent themselves in eviction cases and face off with their landlord's attorney in unlawful eviction cases.

O.J. Simpson Has Been Released From Nevada Prison

Simpson served nine years for a botched Vegas robbery in 2007

Los Angeles' Midnight Beach Curfew Might Get Washed Out To Sea

It is currently illegal to be on a Los Angeles beach between midnight and 5 a.m.

CBS Is Probably Planning To Sell Its Fairfax Television City

It's the one time home of Carol Burnett, Jack Benny, Ronald Reagan, and Judy Garland.

L.A. Might Restrict Who Can Challenge Where Weed Stores Can Open

Within 500 feet, or not within 500 feet... that is the question

Legendary Former Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Hospitalized

Lasorda has reportedly been in an ICU for several days, though is resting comfortably.

Humpback Whale Trapped In Ventura Harbor Swims Free

Imagine being a whale trapped in a small, shallow, murky harbor.

What It Was Like To See U2 Perform The Joshua Tree Live

U2 performed the first of a two-night run at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

ICYMI: Humans May Have Arrived In North America 130,000 Years Ago

LAUSD has an expensive race, Metro wants to fix its buses, and much, much more!

Disorderly Man Aboard LAX Flight Is Disorderly, Military Scrambles Fighter Jet Escorts

Passengers subdued him, and then duct taped the man to his seat.

LAPD's Gun Buyback Day Collects Almost 800 Guns... And An Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher

LAPD gun buyback days allow residents to surrender their unwanted weapons, no questions asked.

Last Unknown Victim Of L.A. Riots Finally Identified, 25 Years Later

Armando Ortiz Hernandez was 18-years-old when he died in burning Pep Boys at 58th and Vermont.

ICYMI: Animals Become 'Dishonest' When They Live In Cities

Like 80 people are running for city council, Matt Groening's own Bojack horseman, the government is spying on us all, and much, much more!

62 Million Trees Have Died In California In 2016

There are now 102 million dead trees in California.

ICYMI: Vince Neil Got Un-Invited From Playing At Trump's Inauguration

Star Wars Land is coming along nicely, Paul Koretz is a sleaze, a man who travelled from Florida died doing what he loved, and more!

Three L.A. Men Are Suing Chipotle Because They Felt Too Full After Finishing Their Burritos

The sign said '300 Calories'. The burrito certainly contained more.

LADWP Accidentally Overcharged Its Customers By At Least $67.5 Million

Customers should get a refund by summer of 2017.

USC Student Found Dead Inside Fraternity House Bedroom

Officials believe the death was a suicide.

A Motel 6 In The Valley Is Allegedly A Mega-Criminal Hangout And A 'Prostitution Mill'

More than 50 people have been arrested at the motel since 2013.

ICYMI: Metro Seeks To Shift Policing Duties From Sheriff's Department To LAPD And LBPD

Other people are jealous of L.A.'s cars, the New Yorker is months late on the Death Valley Superbloom, and the Nazis had a list of L.A. friendlies.

Photos: Spending The Night Aboard An Enormous Battleship

We spent a night aboard a decommissioned U.S. battleship.

ICYMI: You Need A Six-Figure Income To Buy A House In L.A. County

Local media is dead, the Army Corps doesn't care, and L.A. is still a sanctuary city.

Roughly 150 People Arrested Saturday Morning For Anti-Donald Trump Demonstration In Downtown

The march went all over downtown, covering ground between the Civic Center and L.A. Live.

L.A.'s Streets Are By Far The Most Dangerous To Drive On In California

Of California's 444 most dangerous intersections, 221 are in the city of Los Angeles.

Four CSUN Students Report Rapes In Less Than Two Months

This is the fourth student who has reported sexual assault since late September.

Here Are The Statewide Proposition Ballot Results

Yay, recreational marijuana for all!

ICYMI: Donald Trump No Longer Controls His Own Twitter Account. Sad!

Voters wait in line, South L.A. to get a new bike path, and much much more!

Early Voters Braved Huge Lines And Long Waits Over The Weekend

Some voters waited more than four hours in line before casting their ballot.

What You Need To Know About Proposition 57 And Its Potential For Criminal Justice Reform

Prop. 57 would retool parts of California's criminal justice sentencing system.

What You Need To Know About Those Two Tricky Plastic Bag Voter Propositions

Prop. 65 is a trick meant to confuse you about Prop. 67

It's Official: The Arts District Has A Park

The park's been in the works for a couple years.

Playboy Model Charged For Body-Shaming Picture Of Naked 70-Year-Old Woman At Gym

If convicted, Mathers could be sentenced to up to six months in jail.

Here's What You Need To Know About The Two Death Penalty Propositions On California's Ballot

Proposition 62 and Proposition 66 both address California's troubled system of capital punishment.

Visiting The Site Of L.A.'s Most Deadly Disaster: The Collapse Of The St. Francis Dam

More than 450 people died when the St. Francis Dam suddenly collapsed.

City Council Moves Closer To Restricting People From Living In Cars And RVs In Residential Areas

An RV parked in a shopping mall parking lot. (Photo by Nuno Oliveira via the LAist Pool of Photos on Flickr) [UPDATE & CORRECTION BELOW] On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of drafting an ordinance that would ban people from living in their vehicles between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in residential districts, or at any time within one block of a school or park. If passed,...

Want To Go Ice Skating Downtown? You Can, Starting November 10

The Pershing Square Ice Rink returns for its 19th iteration.

Another Swarm Of Small Earthquakes Hits Salton Sea Area

Earthquake swarms are the earth's way of reminding you to make sure you've stored at least 3 days worth of water in your home.

The County Coroner's Office Accidentally Cremated The Wrong Body

There were two Jorge Hernandez's in the L.A. County morgue.

Looks Like The Old Zoo In Griffith Park Will Finally Get A Permanent Performance Stage

Parking improvements and bathroom renovations are also in order.

ICYMI: The Guy Who Destroyed Trump's Walk Of Fame Star Flips Houses For A Living

Elon Musk becomes a roofbuilder, Jill Stein attracts a lackluster turnout, the New York Times is dumb, and so, so, so much more.

Public High School Principal Who Charged $100K To School Credit Card Resigns

Five of the school's seven board members will also be resigning.

Photos: Fire Breaks Out At Commerce Recycling Plant

About 100 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire.

ICYMI: '60s Radical L.A. Political Icon Tom Hayden Dies At 76

Hillary Clinton is a Cubs fan, My Figueroa starts construction, Trump's going to have his own TV show, and so much more.

Monday's Rain Was Nice, Thursday's Rain Might Be Heavy Enough To Cause Landslides

Rain will return to Southern California on Thursday and Friday.

Deadly Desert Tour Bus Crash Update: What We Know So Far

13 people died and 31 were injured in the powerful collision on the 10 Freeway, early Sunday morning.

Two Men Found Guilty For Killing Teen Over Color Of His Shoes

Tavin Price was murdered for wearing red Chuck Taylors, which the suspects took as a sign of gang affiliation.

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