Fixing California – Part six: Homelessness and law enforcement

By Edward Ring
07/15/2021
Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a nine-part series on how to fix California. Read the first article in the series here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, and the fifth here. The homeless population in California now tops 160,000, concentrated in Los Angeles County, but growing in every major city and...

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How Federal Intervention Can Ease California’s Homeless Crisis

By Edward Ring
11/05/2019
California’s homeless crisis is now visible to everyone living in the state. Along with tens of thousands of homeless who are concentrated in various districts of the major cities, additional thousands are widely dispersed. If you drive into most major urban centers, you will see their tent encampments along freeway junctions, under bridges, along frontages,...

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The Destruction of Venice Beach Epitomizes California’s Idiocracy

By Edward Ring
01/30/2019
Venice Beach used to be one of California’s great places. A Bohemian gem, nestled against the sand between big city Los Angeles and the vast Pacific Ocean, one encountered locals mingling with surfers, artists, street performers and tourists. People from suburbs further inland migrated to Venice’s beaches on sunny weekends year-round. Rents used to be...

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