Surging Southern California home price hits record high

Xinhua News Agency quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the causes of rising housing costs in Los Angeles. The director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Richard Green, analyzed that such situation is the result of the strong economy and house building difficulties in California. Last year only 20,000…

Home prices in parts of Southern California are at record highs — and keep rising

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on rising home prices in California. Economists said that absent a recession or a surge in mortgage rates, California home prices could keep climbing at 5% a year for the foreseeable future. That’s faster than the long-term average of 3% nationwide, but it’s…

California Governor Turns to Housing, Rail After Climate Win

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California Governor Jerry Brown’s political legacy on climate change. “Without question, it’s a victory for him on several levels,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California, said of…

Somewhere in a Galaxy Not So Far Away…President Jerry Brown

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the political past and future of California Governor Jerry Brown. All right, it is fantasy. But this fairy tale scenario illustrates why Jerry Brown won his climate change battle in Sacramento, while President Donald Trump has been losing…

State Legislature Approves Extension Of Landmark Cap-And-Trade Program To Combat Climate Change

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LAist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how cap and trade in California can serve as a model for the rest of the world to limit carbon emissions. “The whole point of Governor Brown’s intense fight for this is to the show the rest of the world that cap and trade…

Gov. Brown’s big pitch to lawmakers as cap-and-trade vote looms

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on California Governor Jerry Brown’s appeal to legislators on a cap-and-trade deal and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s efforts to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Listen to interview

Job One at Homeland Security Under Trump: Immigration

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on the reasons to protect grant funding for programs that combat domestic extremism. Cutting grant programs that combat domestic extremism is a mistake when attacks by white supremacist and other hate groups are on the rise, said Erroll Southers, a former F.B.I. agent…