East Los Angeles is moving closer to becoming its own city despite mounting cost concerns and implications of cityhood, Curbed LA reported.
Officials released the final version of the East Los Angeles Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis late last week, which questioned the financial viability of East LA becoming a city.
Recycling raises income of poor households
One Occidental College professor's research suggets that recycling bottles and cans could be a significant source of income for poor people given states set their bottle-deposit refunds high enough. Economics professor Bevin Ashenmiller found that state bottle-recycling laws change yearly income of low-income people by as much as 9 percent, especially those from primarily Spanish-speaking households.
Quarterback club kicks off
The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club kicks off its 2011 season from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Club, 110 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. The guest speaker is Jay Schroeder, former quarterback for UCLA and the NFL who is now coach for the football team at Villiage Christian High School. Lunch costs $16. Membership costs $50. No reservations necessary. Call (818) 240-0897.