In Venice, there is a non-profit that helps young people kickstart a creative future. Thanks to Venice Arts, who support around 450 low-income youth every year, Esmeralda Martinez is able to explore turning her passion for filmmaking and cinematography into a profession. This video is made possible by Silicon Beach Homes.
“So why not earmark some of the state’s current $21 billion budget surplus for building new housing where land is cheap, fees low and regulations minimal? That would be the Central Valley and some desert areas of Southern California,” writes Tom Elias in his latest California Focus column.