Unpacking hope for 2012

“This is temporary “, “You won’t be poor forever”, “all things must pass”, “plan for success and you will have it” – I say this about 50 times a day to my clients, to my friends, my children and to myself. I am hoping 2012 will be a better year for all of us –Continue reading “Unpacking hope for 2012”

Bye Bye CA Redevolpment Agencies

You could have been soo good for California. you were supposed to use tax increases and build projects in the poorest and most blighted parts of the city. Instead you had a few good projects and funneled funds to your cronies like bathtub gin in the 1920’s. Read more ♥♥http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/01/jerry_brown_redevelopment_aler.php

On CHRIST, Christmas and Homelessness

Because I am shallow and I judge people I tell my friends: it they stressed out over Hanukkah and Christmas giving, that they did it wrong. The holidays are about giving and showing your love for others (ideally in a reflection of God’s love for us – but I won’t Bible Thump because that annoys me also)Continue reading “On CHRIST, Christmas and Homelessness”

Cal-Fresh (akak Foodstamps) on EBT explained.

LA County is doing a great job at outreach to explain the service. They are posting information fact sheets here: http://www.ladpss.org/dpss/calfresh/brochures.cfm http://www.ladpss.org/dpss/calfresh/pdf/brochures/CalFreshBenefitsEBTCardBrochure(English).pdf   This is the text from one of them. Food stamp benefits are now a card  not coupons: Food stamps are not paper coupons anymore. Now you get an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. ItContinue reading “Cal-Fresh (akak Foodstamps) on EBT explained.”

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