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Anaheim to start inspecting residential motels

Motels in Anaheim that serve as long-term homes for low-income people will soon be subject to inspections to ensure safe, sanitary living conditions. The move is part of the city's efforts to deal with its shortage of affordable housing units.

California State University gets a $270 tuition hike

California State University's governing board voted Wednesday to approve the first tuition increase in six years at its 23 campuses. The board of trustees of the nation's largest public university system voted to boost annual tuition by $270 starting in the 2017-18 school year.

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The Cactus Store

What it is:
Welcome to the world of cactuses. For a 200 square-foot shop, it's easy to get lost in the myriad cactuses of all sizes from around the world. Just don't forget to watch where you're walking!
Why it's cool:
The shop stocks all sorts of cactuses, including strange genetic mutants, small succulents and cactuses that are older than most of the folks who stop by the store just for an Instagram photo.
You should know:
The shop is small and is open for limited hours, so be prepared to wait for your turn to enter. Also, if you fall in love with a bigger cactus (and some are quite large), don't worry about fitting it in your Prius. The Cactus Store is happy to deliver your new prickly friend.