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Jeff Bezos wants to spend $2 billion on education and the homeless. These four cities could use it the most.

The billionaire's scholarship program could go the furthest in Detroit and Las Vegas, while funding for the homeless could help mitigate the severe crises in LA and San Francisco.
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Couple says they had to arm themselves with knives after their Airbnb ‘super host’ crashed through their bedroom window in the middle of t...

Jaleesa Jackson and Chiedozie Uwandu rented a guesthouse in Los Angeles for a one-week vacation in June. But the vacation quickly ran off the rails after two frightening encounters with their "super host" JJ.

On National Taco Day, I like to remember the best possible way to eat them — from a truck, in LA, at a gas station

I love tacos, but I'm also a horrible taco snob. I only like mine served off a truck in a gas station parking lot in Los Angeles. And I don't like to spend more than $10.
A professional diver takes part in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in this 2016 photo.

Los Angeles police say Instagramming cliff jumpers are risking their lives for the perfect post — and they’ve spent thousands rescuing the...

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that the quest for social media validation had caused an uptake in helicopter rescues.

A long-dormant high-speed rail project meant to connect Las Vegas and Southern California has a new owner

A Florida-based company announced it plans to take over a long-dormant high-speed rail project designed to connect Las Vegas with Southern California. Brightline Trains said it will acquire XpressWest in hopes of bringing an electric-powered train to the West Coast.

People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be a solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis.

LA county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units could be further behind. While the county continues its efforts, the city is looking to secure funding for its own backyard program.
Minal Hasan, a venture capitalist and Silicon Valley native.

A VC who’s lived in Silicon Valley her whole life says the things that used to set it apart from Los Angeles and New York are changing fast

Silicon Valley has undergone many changes since it first became the hub of the tech world decades ago. Venture capitalist Minal Hasan, a Silicon Valley native, says the biggest change she's seen is that residents today show off their wealth more than they used to.
Cars pass the encampment of a man in Los Angeles who has been homeless for about two years.

Parking lots are the new solution to the homelessness crisis in cities — but they’re also part of the problem

As urban housing costs continue to soar, more homeless residents are living out of their vehicles than ever before. While parking lots offer a temporary solution to the problem, they're also key contributors to the affordable housing shortage.
Starcity is taking over a residential building in Los Angeles that was once used for housing interns at Snapchat parent company Snap Inc.

A startup turning old hotels and offices into housing for San Francisco’s forgotten middle-class is expanding to LA

Starcity, a startup that buys old hotels and commercial buildings and turns them into shared living spaces for San Francisco's middle class, is opening its first residential building in Los Angeles. The new community will offer 31 units of housing in Venice Beach.
A view of Rodeo Road in Los Angeles, CA — soon to be named Obama Boulevard.

Los Angeles voted to name a street after Obama where he first visited the city as a presidential candidate in 2007

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday night to rename Rodeo Road, situated in a predominantly African-American neighborhood west of downtown, to Obama Boulevard, in honor of the former President Barack Obama.