Los Angeles County

Thumbnail one la iaf meeting eric garcetti Affordable housing may soon get $75 million in funding thanks to efforts of interfaith organization

This summer could mark the beginning of more affordable housing for the city of Los Angeles — where the housing shortage and skyrocketing rents...

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Thumbnail homelessness in los angles Beyond Numbers: Homelessness in Los Angeles

When things got really bad growing up in Inglewood, Rasheed Ali Claiborne’s single mom always told him and his four siblings to pray. Hard. Real...

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Thumbnail summer la Enjoy free and low-cost summer fun in the Los Angeles area

Free admission: Observatory and Griffith Park (2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles): Located within Griffith Park, the observatory has an...

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Thumbnail felons los angeles prep Getting Out: For felons — especially ‘lifers’ who have served decades-long sentences — it’s nearly impossible to find sustaining work in Los Angeles

“The things I encountered coming into the workforce after being released, it’s kind of like not simply black and white,” says Alfredo Cruz, who...

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Thumbnail measure h los angeles Homeless advocate is ‘hopeful’

In March, voters in Los Angeles County approved Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fight homelessness. During the next three years,...

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Thumbnail homeless child los angeles Kids with no home: Will today’s homeless children in Los Angeles be the next generation of homeless adults?

Children and youths who are homeless face considerable challenges today, and, according to many studies, also later in life. Because of their...

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Thumbnail skid row Measure H ‘crucial’ to fund services

Back in November, City of Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly (by 76 percent) approved Proposition HHH. It authorized $1.2 billion in bonds to build...

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Thumbnail santa fe dam la county The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

My friend Dave, an artist and a walker, has an unerring nose for out-of-the-way spots to explore at leisure. A few months ago he started talking...

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