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In the nearly four years since Alexis arrived alone in the United States as a 17-year-old from El Salvador, he has been granted asylum, learned English, secured a job at a bakery and studied for his upcoming driver’s license exam.
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First in a series: Big Mama and her neighbors live in a homeless encampment in Los Angeles. Through a special housing initiative they’ll soon have the opportunity to move into apartments.
Big Mama and her friends were promised new apartments, but there were delays. Weeks later, a few residents received new apartments, but Big Mama and Top Shelf were left behind.
When L.A. tried to move an entire homeless encampment off the streets, some residents jumped at the opportunity for self improvement. Others were not able to overcome past struggles.
A homeless advocate has filed a federal lawsuit against a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy, claiming that he retaliated against her for protesting the clearing of an encampment.
Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure Monday, joining other Southern California cities that have boosted tenant protections.
Organizers for the 2028 L.A. Olympics would probably like everyone to forget about the homeless crisis, much like Japan wants visitors to ignore Fukushima.
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The Native village of Igiugig, population 70, runs on diesel flown in for as much as $7.55 a gallon. An underwater hydro project could change that.
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