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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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County Seeks New Owners to Rehab Motels into Permanent Housing for Homeless
Thursday, Apr 7, 2022

Nine motels with a combined 743 rooms that Los Angeles County converted into temporary shelters for people experiencing homelessness at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic are slated for a new transition – to become permanent supportive housing with new owners and operators. Using Homekey Round 1 funding...

L.A County Names Cheri Todoroff New Homeless Initiative’s Interim Executive Director
Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

Cheri Todoroff, Community Programs at the Department of Health Services director, has been selected to succeed Phil Ansell as head of the County’s Homeless Initiative upon his retirement on Wednesday, March 31, Chief Executive Officer Fesia Davenport announced. Todoroff will assume her new post on...

County Plans to Secure 15,000 Hotel Rooms in Massive Public Health Effort
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and a network of service providers for people experiencing homelessness are leading the rapid expansion of its interim shelter system in a massive public health effort that aims to bring as many people as...

LA County, 31 Cities Team to Fight Homelessness Crisis
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

Building on their regional approach, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles on Wednesday announced the award of more than $8.2 million in Measure H funding to help cities implement city-specific plans to combat the homelessness crisis. The funding includes $300,000...

LA County Publishes Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, as a partner in the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, has published “Part of the Solution: YES to ADU,” an architectural design resource featuring concepts for ADUs developed by emerging and established...

City Awarded $375K to Combat Homelessness
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles recently announced the recipients of increased Measure H funding to combat homelessness in cities throughout the county. The city of Santa Clarita is one of 20 cities receiving new grant funds to help implement the next...

LA County Invests $3.8M in City Partnerships to Fight Homelessness
Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Building on their regional approach to tackling homelessness, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced the award of more than $3.8 million in Measure H funding to bolster city-specific plans to combat and prevent homelessness. This funding award is...

County Sets Schedule for Homeless Initiative 2019-2020 Budget
Monday, Dec 17, 2018

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative is a collaborative and inclusive movement to prevent and combat homelessness. Each phase of the Homeless Initiative process – strategy creation, design, implementation, budget recommendations, and oversight – has been participatory and reflective...

County Launches Online Portal to Combat Homelessness
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Thursday launched the Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal, dubbed LA-HOP, the new Countywide Web-based portal that channels outreach support to people experiencing homelessness. Funded by Measure H, the mobile-friendly...

County, Nonprofits Launch Challenges for Homeless Housing Solutions
Friday, Jun 8, 2018

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative launched the Housing Innovation Challenge on Thursday, a call for proposals that will award $4.5 million from the Measure H Housing Innovation Fund for creative and scalable permanent housing solutions for homeless people the county. Concurrently, the Watt Family...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
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