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  • Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.

    Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.
    Los Angeles has a shortage of housing, yet the city has done little over the years to add more low-rent or market-rate units. This is not for a lack of ideas on how to proceed. Rather, it results from a lack of focus and political will. Few elected...
  • L.A.'s housing market is starting to look a lot like 2007

    To the editor: For working-class people in America's most unaffordable rental market, raising the minimum wage helps, as will plans to upgrade public transportation. But housing prices growing four times faster than income levels since 2000 is clearly not...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's budget highlights a glass half-empty

    The $164.7-billion budget that Gov. Jerry Brown proposed Friday for the coming fiscal year highlights the glass-half-empty nature of California's improving fortunes. His administration projects that the state's economy will grow an impressive 4.5% in 2015...
  • L.A. County business group opposes proposed minimum wage hikes

    L.A. County business group opposes proposed minimum wage hikes
    An alliance of Los Angeles County business groups announced Wednesday that it is opposed to hiking the citywide minimum wage in Los Angeles. The L.A. County Business Federation, also known as BizFed, argued that boosting the minimum wage to $13.25 an...
  • Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico

    Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico
    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published "Product of Mexico," a four-part series on the abuse of workers on Mexican megafarms that export fruits and vegetables to the United States. The articles and photographs documented dangerous and squalid housing,...
  • Obamacare penalties, payouts ahead for many tax filers

    Obamacare penalties, payouts ahead for many tax filers
    Uncle Sam could take a bigger bite at tax time for consumers who received too much government help last year with their Obamacare premiums. That may be just one of several surprises for millions of Americans in advance of the first tax deadline...
  • Some of Grasso's own constituents likely 'freeloaders'

    We should thank John Grasso, the gentleman from Glen Burnie, for expressing an American ideal: That, with hard work and prudence, grit and determination, anyone can own a nice house and a fine car. "Work harder," the Anne Arundel county councilman said...
  • Nearly half of Central Florida households on financial edge

    Nearly half of Central Florida households on financial edge
    Nearly half of all households in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties struggle to cover the basics of food, shelter, medical care and transportation — putting them one missed paycheck or one unexpected bill away from financial free fall, new...
  • Critics accuse Gov. Jerry Brown of neglecting California's poor

    When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his latest budget proposal last week and the topic turned to Californians' financial struggles, he became uncharacteristically personal. He described getting behind the wheel to drive mothers to shelters in Oakland,...
  • Albert Hunt: Pope Francis rattles US political conservatives

    In the Reagan era, conservative Republicans felt they had a powerful ally in Pope John Paul II, whose forceful anti-communism and anti-abortion stances played out in American politics. Today's conservatives are apprehensive about Pope Francis, who has...
  • La Casa Norte's Sol Flores fights poverty, homelessness in Chicago

    La Casa Norte's Sol Flores fights poverty, homelessness in Chicago
    Having a sunny disposition is almost a birthright for Sol Flores, executive director of La Casa Norte, a nonprofit organization based in Humboldt Park that serves homeless youths and families. "I get teased a lot because my first name, Sol, means 'sun'...