Doug Smith

Los Angeles Times

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Senior writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Doug Smith on KCRW

KCRW looks at how much LA taxpayers are funding low-income housing, and whether that money is being put to good use. The latest idea: tiny homes.

8 x 8 foot home for Angelenos experiencing homelessness? Each costs LA up to $130,000, reporting finds

KCRW looks at how much LA taxpayers are funding low-income housing, and whether that money is being put to good use. The latest idea: tiny homes.

from Greater LA

With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

LA officials can't agree on how to shelter homeless people living near freeways

With tens of thousands of homeless people still living on the streets during the pandemic, the city and county of LA are under increasing pressure to house them to prevent further…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite the Big One certainly being on the way, California has fallen way behind on the mapping of earthquake faults to prevent new building in the wrong places.

Can LA Survive the Next Big Earthquake?

Despite the Big One certainly being on the way, California has fallen way behind on the mapping of earthquake faults to prevent new building in the wrong places.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The people getting COVID-19 vaccines tend to be whiter and more affluent. That’s why the city of LA deploys 10 mobile vaccination teams to some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods.

from Greater LA

The 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are slated to start at the end of July. But last week, Japan declared a coronavirus-related state of emergency.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joe Mathews writes that the real problem of California’s high-speed rail project is management, not money.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Californians reacted quickly to the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts related to the death of George Floyd.

from KCRW Features

More than a year ago when people knew nothing about how COVID-19 spread, hygiene theater was in overdrive. That meant wiping down everything, and even disinfecting groceries.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Earth Day is an annual reminder that everyone can help protect the planet.

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It is time to re-look at laws intended to protect victims of domestic violence as they have had unintended consequences

from Second Opinion