“Though other programs in the Los Angeles County have been met with fierce resistance from some neighbors who don’t want shelters nearby, residents involved with this one are not only embracing homeless people in their neighborhood, but they’re also opening their homes to them.” NPR: To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Giving Them A Place To Stay.

+ Hemp, legal.

+ Pitchfork: The Year in Good News.

+ Shenzhen’s silent revolution: All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be too. Plus, only vehicles producing zero emissions will be allowed to drive freely in downtown Madrid.

+ How Alaska fixed its earthquake-shattered roads in just days.

+ “Now 70 years old, ‘Miss Kittie’ feels like she wins every time she gets out on that track … and she has no intention of hanging up her helmet.” Try to Keep Up With America’s Oldest Female BMX Racer.

+ Man Is Freed After 2 Days Stuck In Empty Restaurant’s Grease Vent.