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April 30, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Homeless advocates who had occupied three federally owned homes for several days promised to take over other abandoned buildings after five people were arrested for investigation of trespassing. "We'll definitely be taking over other houses in Oakland," said Terry Messman, leader of the Oakland Union for the Homeless. Police raided three homes owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to oust homeless activists who moved in five days earlier.
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June 10, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gray carpet in Veronica Martinez's San Diego apartment is threadbare and stained, the walls badly in need of fresh paint. But at her apartment and others like it, the energy crisis has put a halt to all but the most urgent repairs. Martinez lives in a subsidized home, where utility costs are factored into rents. The rents are capped and cannot be raised, forcing her landlord and others at most publicly supported complexes to bear the brunt of spiking energy costs.
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June 10, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gray carpet in Veronica Martinez's San Diego apartment is threadbare and stained, the walls badly in need of fresh paint. But at her apartment and others like it, the energy crisis has put a halt to all but the most urgent repairs. Martinez lives in a subsidized home, where utility costs are factored into rents. The rents are capped and cannot be raised, forcing her landlord and others at most publicly supported complexes to bear the brunt of spiking energy costs.
NEWS
April 30, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Homeless advocates who had occupied three federally owned homes for several days promised to take over other abandoned buildings after five people were arrested for investigation of trespassing. "We'll definitely be taking over other houses in Oakland," said Terry Messman, leader of the Oakland Union for the Homeless. Police raided three homes owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to oust homeless activists who moved in five days earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1992
Most welfare recipients are children. These very poor children cannot depend solely on their parents, primarily single mothers, to provide food, shelter, medical care and other necessities. They shouldn't suffer because an economy is stagnant, an education system isn't what it ought to be or because some parents are not as responsible as they should be. But it's children who will suffer if Gov.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
Where will you be buying your lunch on Aug. 29? Not at a fast-food place, its workers ask. Employees at three big national fast-food chain outlets -- including those in Los Angeles -- will be putting down their deep-fat fryers and picking up picket signs. L.A.'s workers will join a one-day walkout across the country to protest wages so low that they can qualify workers for food stamps and Medi-Cal. Head for McDonald's, KFC or Taco Bell on Aug. 29 -- the Thursday before Labor Day -- and you may encounter employees whose presence implores you not to buy. Nationwide, about 3.7 million people work in the fast-food business, and the walkout is pretty remarkable in an industry where employees know, and may be told, that there are 20, 30, 50 people just waiting for that job. Workers want $15 an hour; right now the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, $15,000 a year for a full-time worker, and it hasn't gone up in four years, unlike the price of just about everything else.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1993 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Complaining that the unconventional guards had failed to stem drug dealing and gang crime at 15 low-income Venice apartment buildings, the managers have fired a security firm affiliated with the Nation of Islam. The firm, N.O.I. Security Agency Inc., won the job last year despite opposition from Jewish groups charging that the preachings of the Nation of Islam's leader, Louis Farrakhan, were violent and anti-Semitic.
NEWS
March 4, 1991 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is 5:45 a.m. on Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne and Christine is preparing for a grueling 12-hour day during which she will sort through trash, seeking to supplement a meager welfare check. As the headlights of her battered Ford Escort pick up the shapes along the curbside, her practiced eye catches sight of an odd-sized bulge in a trash bag and she jams on the brakes. Dashing to the curb, she peers into the bag and reaches deep inside.
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