- Reporter's Notebook: Absentee Voting Begins for November 8 Special Election
Governor Schwarzenegger brought Arizona Senator John McCain to Burbank and Oakland yesterday, hoping to drum up 'yes' votes on four measures in next month's special election. Yesterday was also the day that absentee ballots were sent out, and voting is already underway, says John Wildermuth, who writes on politics for the San Francisco Chronicle.
What Will It Take to House the Homeless?
The LAPD has exposed the "dumping" of homeless, mentally ill people on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, a practice that has created a furor, especially as nearby buildings are being gentrified for upscale apartments and condos. But downtown LA is not the only gathering place for homeless people. Los Angeles County is planning how it will spend some $280 million of new money from Proposition 63, the so-called "millionaires' tax" for treating the mentally ill. We speak with a downtown business advocate and members of the Los Angeles and Santa Monica City Councils about these new strategies for housing the homeless and about new money to treat the mentally ill.