Can the LA River Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?

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The concrete flood-control ditch known as the LA River is being called "The Next Frontier" by an influential business group, supported by Mayor Garcetti. Along its banks, "some of the worst environmental conditions in California" could be reversed, it says — and replaced by new housing. But, with clean-up costs in the billions, could current residents still afford to live there?

Also, we talk with LA Times columnist Steve Lopez about calculating traffic fines according to income — in Los Angeles and in Finland.

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Warren Olney