Venice Homeowners Fight Against Housing Homeless Residents

Cyclists pass homeless encampments along the bike path in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Photo: Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock “The first thing I want to say is that there are hundreds and hundreds of people who live in Venice who support what we’re doing,” says Becky Dennison, executive director of

Austin wildfire codes may require homeowners to build to new standards

Local wildfire experts say new building codes set to protect homes from brush fires will become increasingly more important as new construction on the outskirts of the city encroaches onto wildlands.  Austin’s Wildland-Urban Interface Code, or WUI, a set of rules requiring ignition-resistant materials and landscape requirements for areas most at risk for widespread wildfires, was implemented at