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Sophia Lee

Mary gets a home

Homelessness | The joy of finding freedom from the streets
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/02/19, 10:50 am

Last week, I wrote about two individuals in their 60s, Mary and Michael, on their hunt for housing. With their age and health problems, it’s not easy for them to find housing with their subsidized housing vouchers, especially in an expensive city such as Los Angeles. Only about half of the people in the Section 8 program in Los Angeles manage to sign a lease. The other half lose their vouchers because they don’t find a place to stay within the required time. 

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Spaniard paddles from California to Hawaii

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/27/19, 10:34 am

Antonio de la Rosa celebrated his 50th birthday on a paddleboat in the Pacific Ocean. The Spaniard took 76 days to travel 2,500 miles from California to Hawaii for summer vacation. He arrived Saturday in Honolulu.

How did de la Rosa do it? The native of Valladolid, Spain, paddled eight to 10 hours a day while standing on a 21-foot-long, submarine-shaped vessel. He ate dehydrated food using heated water and sometimes fished. He slept at night but woke up hourly to check on his gear. At one point, Hurricane Flossie passed within 60 miles of him.

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Navy fighter jet crashes in Death Valley National Park

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/01/19, 11:41 am

Search and rescue crews continue looking for the pilot of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that crashed Wednesday morning in Death Valley National Park in California. The crash injured seven people who were watching the F/A-18 Super Hornet from a scenic overlook. The jet was on a routine mission when it slammed into a canyon wall.

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