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AM news: play ball, housing, poverty
First and foremost, the Final Four battle is on today beginning at 3pm on CBS (pregame starts at 1:00). Keep an eye out for a little team called UCLA.
Irvine plans to establish permanent low-cost housing with a land trust for affordable housing. With this model, public and foundation funds are used to buy the land and build homes; homebuyers own only the buildings and not the property. Home prices can be lower and low-income people can build (a little) equity. For what it's worth, it seems to be working in Vermont.
The LA Homeless Blog comes up with some scary numbers on poverty in LA County, and they're scary. For example, the top 6% of county wage earners took home 29% of the total county income — almost a third of our earnings went to 6% of our workers. At the other end of the totem pole, the bottom 17% of county wage earners received just 2% of total county income. Talk about the working poor.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.