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California Dreaming

July 21, 2014
by Jeremy Loudenback

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If it were up to Timothy Draper, he would move all of Los Angeles County’s residents to a new state in the name of better government.

Draper, a Menlo Park venture capitalist, is behind a much-ballyhooed initiative that would divide California into six states. This week Draper gathered 1.3 million signatures, enough to put the Six States Proposal on the ballot, but not until 2016 election.

The Six States Proposal would separate the state into six smaller states based on geography. The northern-most counties of California—which, along with parts of southern Oregon, have hadprevious flirtations with statehood—would form Jefferson, while other new states would include North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, South California, and West California, home to Los Angeles County. (more…)

Park Equity Symposium Gathers Open Space Advocates

July 18, 2014
by Ariane Briski

size_550x415_1 LANLT logo clean-01The issue of park equity has long existed on the fringes of several research sectors.  It is an issue of poverty, but core concerns like hunger and housing typically garner more public attention.  The environmental justice movement, historically concerned with preventing unequal exposure to hazards, has only recently started to champion equal access to open space with similar fervor.   On July 10th The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, in partnership with the Bedrosian Center, USC Dornsife, Community Health Councils, and California Natural Resources Agency, helped to bring the topic into the mainstream though a day long symposium. (more…)

United for Veterans – Live Streaming Today

Summit on July 16 gathers local, state and federal stakeholders to highlight efforts to help veterans after their service


Unite for Veterans is an event that will bring together key city, state and federal officials; business leaders; and community stakeholders to highlight best practices in employment and housing to provide veterans with meaningful opportunities after their service. The Summit is organized by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy.

Live streaming begins at 8 a.m. PT on July 16:

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