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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1999
Re "Rising Rents Squeeze Area's Working Poor," Sept. 10. Two issues are raised by this article that should be expanded on. The first is the plight of the tenants featured in the article. These tenants are being relocated to make way for another project. Presumably their units are being torn down or substantially remodeled. The city of Los Angeles has a relocation assistance ordinance that requires that families being displaced for these reasons be paid $5,000 in relocation assistance per family.
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OPINION
May 18, 1986
Superior Court Judge Norman A. Dowds has ordered the state of California to provide emergency services to homeless children living with their parents. He has accepted the argument of public interest lawyers that these children come under the protection of the already-established law covering the abused, the neglected and the endangered. Indeed they do.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A state appeals court has struck down a San Diego County program that offers free healthcare to those who make $1,078 a month or less but provides no subsidies for those who make more. The decision Wednesday by a three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court's decision in favor of the county's all-or-nothing plan. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Wednesday's decision could bring lifesaving care for thousands.
NEWS
July 18, 1985 | JULIO MORAN, Times Staff Writer
Despite a recently graduated law student's plea for compassion for the city's homeless and a warning that the laws may be unconstitutional, the City Council adopted two emergency ordinances this week that restrict living in parked vehicles. The new ordinances will prohibit habitation in vehicles parked on public property, except for 12 hours in emergencies. It also will limit habitation in vehicles parked on private property to 14 consecutive days.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Ted Rall
The United States of America in Year 2014 is the wealthiest nation that has ever existed. Poverty among Americans is an obscenity: immoral, unnecessary, counterproductive . As disgusting as it is to watch $100,000 cars zoom past homeless panhandlers, however, there's something even worse: politicians who pretend to care, who say they're trying to help the poor and the downtrodden, but are actually ignoring them as they revel in the institutional corruption...
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
The U.S. simply isn't keeping up with the rest of the developed world in life expectancy, new research revealed this week. And women in particular are backsliding, a trend attributed in part to obesity and smoking. But the devil is in the details. Some counties are keeping pace, while others have life expectancies similar to those of Honduras and El Salvador (i.e., not great). Between 2000 and 2007, more than 80% of U.S. counties have slipped in standing against what researchers term the international frontier: the life expectancy of the 10 nations with the lowest mortality.
NEWS
January 14, 1998 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In response to booming enrollments and decaying school buildings throughout the country, President Clinton has decided to push a large-scale federal effort to build and modernize local schools. The plan, which will be included in the fiscal 1999 budget Clinton will submit early next month, is expected to provide $5 billion over five years to help school districts pay the interest on $20 billion in construction loans taken out by districts, administration sources said.
NEWS
April 30, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a presidential conference on volunteering closed Tuesday in Philadelphia, corporate participants and grass-roots activists headed home filled with optimism that the high-profile event will attract new recruits and additional funds to their causes. The participants, who spent three days sharing ideas and plotting strategy to expand services for children, predicted that the call to arms sounded by President Clinton and retired Gen. Colin L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | DARRYL FEARS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County has one of the nation's highest rates of high-income households, but donations to charities are much more modest, the United Way reported Tuesday. The Southland ranks fifth among major metropolitan areas in donations to charities in general, according to tax records analyzed by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The area ranks near the bottom when it comes to United Way donations alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990 | MADELEINE R. STONER, Madeleine R. Stoner is an associate professor at the USC School of Social Work.
As city planners and architects across the United States focus on how to provide more low-income housing, they repeatedly confront the specter of large public housing projects that never fulfilled their purpose or promise. All too often, what seemed like perfectly good buildings on the outside had become walled ghettos for gangs, drugs and poverty. Los Angeles is about to implement some pioneering measures to remedy that sort of thing and, perhaps, to see that it is not repeated here anymore.
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