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Land trust and developer save affordable housing complex

By Robert Fulton

If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em out. That may have been easier said than done for a pair of Los Angeles non-profits, but that’s exactly what happened in July. Community land trust organization T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. and affordable housing developer Abode Communities recently announced the acquisition of South Los Angeles apartment complex Rolland Curtis Gardens.

For uninsured, methadone treatment hard to secure

By Julia Landau

Lance Robinson got into treatment through a kind of methadone lottery, where the prize is six months of free treatment. Call an 800-number on Tuesday at 12:30; the first caller to get through gets on the list. A yearly grant from Alameda County pays for roughly twelve free slots a year. Slots are coveted and the line is terminally busy.

A Helpline for Youth in Long Beach

By Jessica Portner

On one bright summer evening, a counselor, Nathaniel San, is talking to a group of teens and preteens packed around two tables in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Central Long Beach. His summertime lessons in the high-crime neighborhood aren’t about the mechanics of math or the intricacies of biology. They are about managing anger by converting negatives into positives, thinking before doing, and knowing the consequences of one’s actions.

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