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    There’s safety in L.A. County’s real crime numbers: Sal Rodriguez

    Last week, Robert Sass, vice president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, wrote a response to a column of mine pointing out that crime rates in California remain at near-record lows even after the passage of criminal justice reforms. Arguing that I “completely and conveniently ignored the rise in crime since Prop. 47,” Sass pointed to crime...

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  • Columns

    Feinstein still effective, so why should she quit? Thomas Elias

    None of the host of ultra-liberal Democrats who would love to succeed her makes the direct argument that at 84 — she’ll be one year older by next November’s election — fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein is too aged to be one of California’s two U.S. senators. But that’s what they mean. “Feinstein … is no less alert and active today than she’s been in recent years,” went one essay in California’s largest...

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  • Columns

    Building sustainably to solve the housing crisis: Brian Calle

    There are innumerable perks to living in California, but modestly priced housing is certainly not one of them. It’s undeniable that housing in the Golden State is expensive, and that we have a significant housing shortage. It’s a housing affordability and supply crisis, which severely impacts quality of life and will require some creative policy approaches and political will. But, whatever the public policy, the core of it should be more housing — swiftly, efficiently...

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    Think big, act boldly to solve housing crisis: John Chiang

    Consider these startling and deeply disturbing facts. One-third of renters in California spend more than half of their monthly wages on housing. California accounts for 20 percent of the nation’s homeless, while 40 percent of the state’s voters have a close friend or family member who is, or has been, homeless. Fifty-one percent of California voters say that, at today’s prices, they could not afford an average-priced home in their...

    By John Chiang|

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