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LA City and County Ordered to Get Homeless Off Skid Row, History of Pacoima and its Pollution, OTL: Oscars Are Sunday - What Can We Expect




LOS ANGELES, CA -  Homeless people mill around on a Skid Row sidewalk after packing up their tents for the day. A judge on Tuesday ordered the city to find shelter for all of those living on the street in Skid Row by October 2021.
LOS ANGELES, CA - Homeless people mill around on a Skid Row sidewalk after packing up their tents for the day. A judge on Tuesday ordered the city to find shelter for all of those living on the street in Skid Row by October 2021.
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Judge Tells Los Angeles to Provide Shelter for Skid Row Homeless By October

The city of Los Angeles on Monday proposed spending one billion dollars on homeless services and prevention, but it isn't enough for Judge David O. Carter, who's presiding over a lawsuit against LA city and the county for failing to get people off the streets. On Tuesday, Carter ordered the county and the city to offer SOME sort of shelter to those experiencing homelessness in downtown's Skid Row by mid October. Every single person.

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Pacoima's Long History of Inequity and Pollution  

Pacoima is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Surrounded by three freeways and home to an airport, a railway line and industrial facilities.  The predominantly-Latino community is one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in California in terms of pollution. Today we talk about Pacoima as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaborative of more than 400 media outlets, focusing attention on the climate emergency in the run up to Earth Day on Thursday.  But first, we start with a history lesson.

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LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner Will Step Down in June 

Los Angeles Unified School District Austin Beutner will step down as superintendent after his current contract expires at the end of June. He has led the district through a period of unprecedented tumult and his departure means more transition during a very precarious time.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin 

Many parents have been having difficult conversations about racism with their kids since the murder of George Floyd last summer. And these conversations are likely starting up again now that  fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of killing Floyd yesterday.

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OTL: What to Expect from A Pandemic Year Oscars?

The Oscars are happening this Sunday, but amid a pandemic, what can we expect? Plus, ex-staffers at Abigail Disney’s company “Level Forward” speak up about their time with the company. 

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