Mark Kurlyandchik and Robert Allen Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 Though you can hardly see outside, a barstool at Gusoline Alley has offered one of the best views of the evolving character of Royal Oak over the years — and the broader changes rippling up and down the Woodward corridor in Oakland County. After Michigan banned smoking in bars and restaurants in 2010, the tobacco haze that hung low and thick above the shabby booths of the offbeat neighborhood bar gave way to a creeping stench that permeated every surface. “You walked in here and walked out and within a minute you smelled like something,” recalls longtime bartender Patrick Tierney. “There was no sneaking into Gus’.” Tierney has tended the veneer-topped bar since 1993, when many of his customers were left-of-the-dial musicians, artists and grizzled bikers stopping by for a shot and a beer and a chance to spin Goober & the Peas on the coveted … [Read more...] about How nightlife has changed in Oakland County’s hottest downtowns
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By Margot Roosevelt | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: July 24, 2018 at 10:43 am | UPDATED: July 24, 2018 at 9:21 pm Not far from Newport Coast’s glittering enclaves, Fullerton’s tidy subdivisions, Disneyland’s fantasy rides and Irvine’s corporate towers lies another Orange County. It is a place where child poverty is rising, students are failing, opioid addiction is epidemic, rents are sky-high and businesses pay workers less than they did a decade ago. The grim litany is spread across 80 pages of numbers, charts and maps in the 2018 Orange County Community Indicators Report, an annual temperature-taking of this sprawling region of 3.2 million residents, the nation’s sixth most populous county, by government agencies and nonprofit groups. Consider these snapshots: Poverty among Orange County children has risen by 24 percent since 2010, according to the U.S. Census. Factoring in the cost of living, 1 in 4 local children is poor. … [Read more...] about Orange County portrait: Low wages, child poverty, costly housing
By Elizabeth Chou | [email protected] and Theresa Walker | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 30, 2018 at 10:51 am | UPDATED: May 1, 2018 at 8:14 am On the second night after his church opened its parking lot to people living out of their cars, vans and other vehicles, Glenn Nishibayashi noticed a mother and daughter using one of the spaces. He was interested in knowing how the previous evening worked out for them, and went over to inquire. “This was the first good night’s sleep I’ve had in weeks,” the woman told him. She explained that she was more accustomed to fitful nights parked on the street, staying half-awake so she could be alert to potentially being approached by strangers or rousted by police officers. Members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church were initially concerned about the possible risks of opening up their parking lot to down-and-out strangers. But talking to the mother and daughter reassured Nishibayashi that their congregation had … [Read more...] about For homeless people living in their cars, Southern California churches, temples open their parking lots
Hungry, but can't get away from your desk? Too tired to cook something or run out to a restaurant? Uber Eats has got you. The online and mobile food delivery service is now available in most of western Lake County. The Uber Eats website shows it now offers deliveries from hundreds of local restaurants to destinations in Munster, Highland, Griffith, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Whiting, East Chicago and Gary. The service is not yet available in most of Hobart, Lake Station, New Chicago, Miller Beach, Lake of the Four Seasons, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Porter County or LaPorte County.The website shows that Merrillville residents or office workers can have food delivered from a number of restaurants including IHOP, Bar Louie, Big Daddy's BBQ, Mastercue, Aladdin Pita, Pork Chop, Villa Del Sol and Qdoba.Uber Eats touted food from Round the Clock, Rosati's, Ciao Bella and Harold's Chicken in a message to customers."You can use the Uber Eats app … [Read more...] about Uber Eats now delivering restaurant meals to most of Lake County
Matthew Michaels, provided by Published 12:00 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 Photo: Google Earth Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Miraloma Elementary School in SF. A new study by Trulia has discovered that although SF teachers are among the highest paid in the country, they can't afford the gross majority of homes in SF. Miraloma Elementary School in SF. A new study by Trulia has discovered that although SF teachers are among the highest paid in the country, they can't afford the gross majority of homes in SF. Photo: Google Earth Teachers in SF are among highest paid in U.S. They still can't afford 99% of houses in the city. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery At current salary levels, teachers in many cities across the US can't afford to live near the schools where they teach. In San Francisco, less than 1% of homes on the … [Read more...] about Teachers in SF are among highest paid in U.S. They still can’t afford 99% of houses in the city.