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Why California’s governor is suing Huntington Beach

Can a lawsuit compel upscale cities to build more housing? By: The Economist April 3, 2019 — “How many governors start their administrations suing one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the state?”…


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Making Affordable Housing Make Sense

By: Jeffrey Steele April 2, 2019 — Making affordable housing development and preservation financially feasible is difficult and getting more competitive and complex every day. “That’s happening because the demand for low- and moderate-income housing…


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No Change in Climate for San Clemente’s Homeless

This area located at North Beach has now become a “conflict zone” for the homeless and local residents as each compete for the rightful use of the high-quality public space there. The residents feel a sense of entitlement based on economic status and a belief that the prized public space is to their benefit, bought and paid for in sweat equity and property taxes. The homeless are drawn into conflict because they have nowhere else to go.



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Rest in Peace “Dirty Santa”

By: Tim HouchenDecember 12, 2018 — This is a story that I wrote several years ago while I was still homeless and living at the Santa Ana Civic Center. The story is about a guy…








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Housing is on the Midterm Ballot

By Noelle Porter October 15, 2018 — With less than a month to go until the 2018 elections, your TVs, computers, and phones are dominated by candidates telling you where they stand on health care,…