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The Gimme Shelter year-end holiday spectacular. First, Matt and Liam submit their nominations for “Avocado of the Year”, that story which most distills the absurdity of CA housing in 2017 (2:00). Then, a quick preview of the GOP tax plan and its possible CA fallout (8:30). Liam and Matt predict the major housing storylines of 2018, starting with new CA legislative leadership (16:00) and the political dominoes falling after San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s death (19:30). Finally, an interview with a native Californian who actually recently bought a house (38:00)!!!

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Matt Levin is the data and housing dude for CalMatters. His work entails distilling complex policy topics into easily digestible charts and graphs, finding and writing original stories from data, yelling...