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NEWS
July 13, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 13 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Twelve neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording five reports compared with a weekly average of 0.7 over the last three months. Mission Hills (K) topped the list of two neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 13 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 7.9 over the last three months.
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REAL ESTATE
October 9, 2005 | From the Chicago Tribune
If you choose to live in a way-out suburban subdivision, are you more likely to get fat? A number of planners, health officials and others have complained in recent years that sprawl discourages walking and, therefore, encourages obesity. But two researchers from Oregon State University looked at the relationship between sprawl and neighborhood choice, based on residents' weight. They concluded there's no real connection between living in the boonies and becoming overweight.
HEALTH
October 20, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
People who move from a poor neighborhood to a better-off one could end up thinner and healthier than those who stay behind, according to an urban housing experiment that tracked low-income residents in five major cities for 10 to 15 years. The research, set up by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, shows that health is closely linked to the environments people live in — and that social policies to change those environments or move people away from blighted areas could be a key tactic in fighting the "diabesity" epidemic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Eleven Los Angeles neighborhoods--including three in the Valley--should begin reaping the benefits of the Targeted Neighborhoods Initiative by the beginning of next year, city officials said Monday. Created by Mayor Richard Riordan and approved by the City Council in March, the $33-million program will use federal funds to help community organizations make a variety of improvements in their areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1994 | STEVE RYFLE
Adams Square, Tropico, High Line Road and a dozen other neighborhoods are all part of the puzzle that equals southern Glendale. But have they lost their identity as the city has grown and their unique houses and shops were razed to make way for apartment buildings?
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