Extremely high housing costs are a fact of life for Californians, even driving some to move out of state. We examine why it costs so much to live here and what the state could do to make housing more affordable.
A half-million vehicles a year in California are impounded and sold, many belonging to poor people living in them. A new suit aims to stop cities from towing cars with several overdue parking tickets—saying that puts people on the streets.
On this week's Gimme Shelter, CALmatters' podcast on California's housing crisis, data reporter Matt Levin and the Los Angeles Times' Liam Dillon talk about Liam's investigation into the unintended consequences of that 1986 initiative.