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California minorities and home ownership after the financial crisis, LA Times building monuments, Santa Barbara winemakers




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A realtor sign advertises a bank-owned house for sale in Pasadena. The U.S. government filed a lawsuit in District Court in Los Angeles, accusing the debt rating agency Standard & Poor's of fraud for giving high ratings to risky mortgage bonds that helped bring about the financial crisis. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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We look at how minorities are faring in California ten years after the financial crisis. Plus, L.A. City officials are considering monument status for three former L.A. Times buildings. And, women winemakers in Southern California.

The week in California politics

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How far can California push the nation — and the world? Jerry Brown's climate summit may provide the answer. Plus, In California governor’s race, Gavin Newsom doing his best to pretend he has no opponent. Meanwhile, Republican John Cox distances himself from President Trump in California's governor's race.

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Officials clear out Hollywood building

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On Wednesday this week, police, fire and other city officials raided an old commercial building in Hollywood that had been illegally converted into dozens of living spaces. Some people living there said it was an artists collective - reminiscent of the Oakland Ghost Ship that burned n 2016, killing 36 people who had been squatting there. In Hollywood, thankfully, there was no fire and no one was hurt, but a task force of city departments, acting on complaints, led the crackdown, leaving the inhabitants with no place to live. It's no secret that rents in L.A. have skyrocketed, leaving many people to seek out unconventional – and inexpensive – living arrangements.

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Has minority homeownership rebounded since the housing crisis

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Minority home ownership was demolished after the 2008 housing crisis, but has it bounced back in SoCal ten years later?

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3 LA Times buildings may get official monument status

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A new recommendation from city officials may mean a win for L.A. preservationists. Three former L.A. Times buildings downtown are up for monument status. The city’s Cultural Heritage Commission is meeting next week to consider the idea.

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Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: The "Los Angeles Times" newspaper building in downtown Los Angeles,24 April 2007. The Los Angeles Times will offer buyouts to up to 150 employees to offset declining circulation and advertising in the latest effort by parent company Tribune Co. to cut jobs ahead of its plan to go private in an 8.2 billion USD deal. The buyouts would equal three percent to five percent of workers at the Times, Tribune's largest newspaper, publisher David Hiller wrote in a note to the staff. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Santa Barbara has an unusually high percentage of female winemakers

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September is wine month here in California. The state is home to more than half of the nation's wineries. And in Santa Barbara County, women are playing a growing role. The area has a disproportionately high number of female winemakers.

24 of the best things to do in Southern California this weekend

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From a cabaret with drag queens, to Muay Thai boxing and goats, to a tortilla battle, to a water lantern festival and the never-before-seen plays of William Saroyan, this weekend's got culture and eats and wackiness oozing out of every pore. Yeah, we like to mix our metaphors.

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