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Why young Angelenos increasingly feel the California Dream is out of reach




Students walk across the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Students walk across the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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A new study from UCLA finds that Los Angeles’ rising cost of living is causing a lot of agitation among residents – particularly younger folks who feel squeezed by how expensive housing costs have become.

Larry speaks with Zev Yaroslavsky, former LA County supervisor and current UCLA professor who headed the study. We also want to hear from AirTalk listeners. If you're a transplant here in Southern California, would you still move to the area today if you knew when you moved what you know now about the challenges of, say, finding an affordable place to live or getting around the region?

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Zev Yaroslavsky, led UCLA’s third annual “Los Angeles County Quality of Life Index” survey; he is the director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a former Los Angeles County Supervisor; he tweets @ZevYaroslavsky