housing aerialBackers of a California ballot measure to roll back Proposition 13 tax protections for commercial and industrial properties have started gathering voter signatures — with a new advantage that has opponents crying foul.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo via Cap Radio)

 

 

 

 

 

 

housing aerialA statewide ballot measure proposal calls for creating a special court system to channel people who are homeless and commit minor crimes toward mental health treatment instead of jail. But several homeless advocates oppose it.

Story by Chris Nichols.

(Photo: In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street behind Los Angeles City Hall as crews prepared to clean the area - Richard Vogel / AP Photo / via Cap Radio)

 

 

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    ‘The California Price’: Why It Costs So Much To Build A Home In The Golden State

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  • Nov 11, 2019

    California Update for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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  • Nov 05, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    A group of California mayors and public leaders want to buy out PG&E using $50 billion in bonds. Story by Scott Rodd. (Photo: Residences leveled by…
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    California Update for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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  • Oct 31, 2019

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  • Oct 30, 2019

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  • Oct 29, 2019

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