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Monday
Apr082019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Southern California): "County may make San Gabriel Valley cities identify all potential homeless shelter sites"; "In gentrifing Echo Park, the VA is forcing these homeless veterans to leave"; "Irvine To Grapple With City Council Vacancy After Christina Shea Becomes Mayor"; "Labor, Allies and Mayor Take on a Councilman and the Left in Convention Center Fight" ....  

***Various items relating to local issues/local government, in and/or around Southern California....

* Voice of OC:  "Irvine To Grapple With City Council Vacancy After Christina Shea Becomes Mayor"

* Voice of San Diego:  "Labor, Allies and Mayor Take on a Councilman and the Left in Convention Center Fight" - "The mayor and labor leaders are rallying to move the Convention Center measure they jointly negotiated with business leaders to the March 2020 ballot, instead of putting it before voters in November 2020. But activists and one city councilman are working hard to thwart that plan."

* Los Angeles Times:  "In gentrifying Echo Park, the VA is forcing these homeless veterans to leave"

* San Gabriel Valley Tribune:  "County may make San Gabriel Valley cities identify all potential homeless shelter sites"

Monday
Apr082019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "CalOptima Unveils Medical Care Street Teams for Homeless, Commits $100 Million to Homeless Services"; editorial, "Downtown Enters the Scooter Age"; No. Calif.: "Oakland pothole plan paves path to equity for lower-income areas"; "Residential towers in downtown San Jose encounter loan woes" ....

***Various items relating to local issues/local government -- Northern California, Southern California....

* Downtown News (editorial):  "Downtown Enters the Scooter Age"

* Voice of OC:  "CalOptima Unveils Medical Care Street Teams for Homeless, Commits $100 Million to Homeless Services"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Oakland pothole plan paves path to equity for lower-income areas"

* Mercury News:  "Residential towers in downtown San Jose encounter loan woes" - "Residential towers at old downtown Greyhound station run into financing ups, downs"

Monday
Apr082019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Southern California): "LAPD to scrap some crime data programs after criticism"; "Adelanto cuts ties to troubled ICE detention center -- and removes a layor of oversight"; "In Inglewood, rising real estate prices, chain restaurants and now rental scooters. Can gentrification be far behind?" (Op-Ed: Erin Aubry Kaplan); also, "Los Angeles Is Having a Loud Economic Boom" ....  ....

***Various items relating to local issues/local government, in and/or around Southern California....

* Los Angeles Times:  "LAPD to scrap some crime data programs after criticism"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Adelanto cuts ties to troubled ICE detention center -- and removes a layer of oversight"

* Los Angeles Times (Op-Ed: Erin Aubry Kaplan):  "In Inglewood, rising real estate prices, chain restaurants and now rental scooters. Can gentrification be far behind?"

***ALSO:

* Bloomberg:  "Los Angeles Is Having a Loud Economic Boom" - "From home values to share prices, its expansion is outpacing big city peers under a business-friendly Democratic mayor."

Monday
Apr082019

MISCELLANEOUS ("Unusual News"): Mexico City, "public displays of affection"?: "Is Mexico City the PDA capital of the world?" ....

* Los Angeles Times (Kate Linthicum):  "Is Mexico City the PDA capital of the world?" - From the LAT:

It’s springtime in Mexico City, and love is in the air.

Couples canoodle seemingly everywhere — at taquerias and sidewalk cafes, near bus stops and on packed subway trains. Lovers recline — and entwine — on apartment stoops and park benches, in the city’s historic plazas and along its verdant boulevards. If there is a world capital of public displays of affection, it could be Mexico City in the spring, as the days start to lengthen and the jacarandas bloom.Why is it that so many intimate moments play out in the open across the avenues and esplanades of this leafy mountain capital?

In a teeming metropolis of 21 million people, where rents are high and family is central, it’s common for children to live well into adulthood with their parents and other relatives. So for a romantic moment away from nosy and sometimes culturally conservative kin, many couples leave the house — and find a little privacy in public.

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Unabashed PDA is generally accepted here, with most bystanders doing their best to politely look the other way. Perhaps because of that, some couples are emboldened to push the limits beyond mere kissing — sometimes far beyond ..................

Monday
Apr082019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Bay Area): "S.F. City Hall 'pay-to-play' bribery case ends in plea agreements by city insiders"; "London Breed shouted down at meeting over proposed Embarcadero Navigation Center"; "Train tussle: Campaign fights 'wall of railcars' on Richmond shoreline"; "BART intensifies crackdown on rule breaker, fare evaders" ....

***Various items relating to local issues/local government, in and/or around the Bay Area....

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "S.F. City Hall 'pay-to-play' bribery case ends in plea agreements by city insiders"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "London Breed shouted down at meeting over proposed Embarcedero Navigation Center"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Train tussle: Campaign fights 'wall of railcars' on Richmond shoreline"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "BART intensifies crackdown on rule breakers, fare evaders" - "Will BART's latest effort makes stations safer?"