L.A. Officials Approve Measures to Shelter the Homeless
With winter weather and a possible El Nino approaching, the L.A. City Council approved a series of measures to help the homeless. The measures include using some public facilities for temporary emergency housing, adding more storage units, and creating a "homeless czar." The council also endorsed a plan to dedicate $100 million to improving the city's homeless services, though it's yet to identify just where the money will come from.
Thousands More Former Corinthian Students Eligible for Debt Relief
Another 85,000 students who attended the now defunct, for-profit Corinthian Colleges in California may get their student debt wiped clean. The U.S. Department of Education says students from Corinthian's Everest and WyoTech schools are now eligible for help and can apply on the website of California's Attorney General.
Big Think: Embracing Diversity Could Lead to Different Coverage of Paris Attacks
"Embrace diversity as a living experience." That's a response to questions about the coverage of the Paris terrorist attacks from Hatem Bazian. He's a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley and a cofounder of Zaytuna College, the first Muslim arts college in the U.S.