'Extraordinary' homelessness hearing held in LA's Skid Row
Marshals Service officers after holding a court hearing at the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. “This is an extraordinary hearing,” Carter said, acknowledging the setting but also the scope of the problem facing the court. “The only answer is housing!” said Pete White, an activist with the Los Angeles Community Action Network. A January 2020 count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported that there were more than 66,400 homeless people living in Los Angeles County — by far the largest single concentration in the state. Carter noted that 1,383 homeless people died in the city and county of Los Angeles last year, a 32% increase from 2019.
How a hospital system grew to gain market power and drove up California health care costs
This consolidation, economists say, is one of the main reasons the cost of health care in this country is going through the roof. Sutter is a sprawling health care system that's the largest and most dominant provider in Northern California. Xavier Becerra: Sutter got big enough that it could use its market power to dominate, to dictate. Xavier Becerra: That's why this investigation took years, because you have to eliminate all the other reasons that might be out there. That's- that's really clever.cbsnews.com
'When Calls the Heart' and 'Lost' Stars to Headline Hallmark Christmas Movies
When Calls the Heart stars Erin Krakowand Kevin McGarry, as well as Lost alum Elizabeth Mitchell, are toplining their own Christmas movies for Hallmark Channel this holiday season, ET has exclusively learned. This marks Krakow's ninth holiday movie for Hallmark Channel, including the When Calls the Heart Christmas specials. While 2018 saw a record-breaking 38 Christmas movies, Hallmark will top that with 40 this year. The podcast, featuring recaps and interviews with Hallmark stars, covers every Saturday movie premiere on Hallmark Channel, as well as every Sunday debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and will be breaking down every holiday film this Christmas. RELATED CONTENT:Nikki DeLoach to Star in Fourth Hallmark Christmas Movie (Exclusive)Jodie Sweetin to Star in Hallmark's 'Merry' Romance for Christmas (Exclusive)'One Tree Hill's' Chad Michael Murray and Torrey DeVitto Reunite for Hallmark Christmas Movie (Exclusive)'Legacies' and 'Vampire Diaries' Star Matthew Davis to Make Hallmark Channel Debut (Exclusive)