Aaron Mendelson

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Life on the bottom rung of the rental market during a housing crisis

May 21, 2020
One group of California tenants say they feel stuck in dirty, dangerous accommodations.
A courtyard at the River Glen Apartments in San Bernardino, California.
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The California Lottery is setting sales records, but contributions to education haven't kept pace

Jul 18, 2018
The California Lottery is breaking sales records. This year, revenues will soar to an estimated $6.9 billion. The recent boom has been fueled by a wave of gigantic jackpots. Newer games like Powerball and a $30 scratch ticket offer huge…
A Powerball ticket sits on the counter at Kavanagh Liquors on January 13, 2016 in San Lorenzo, California. Dozens of people lined up outside of Kavanagh Liquors, a store that has had several multi-million dollar winners, to -purchase Powerball tickets in hopes of winning the estimated record-breaking $1.5 billion dollar jackpot. 
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Wannabe tech cities need angel investors, too

Aug 5, 2014
What's it take to turn your town into a tech hub? A wealthy resident helps.

Should steelworkers get paid to get dressed? The Supreme Court will rule on it

Oct 14, 2013
In November, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that hinges on the definition of clothing.
San Francisco housing is among the most expensive in the nation. 
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