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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:49 PM

Woman facing eviction gets help from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Source: Associated Press

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MAY 25, 2019 04:02 PM



This photo taken May 22, 2019, shows 102-year-old Thelma Smith, in photo right, is being evicted from her Ladera Heights residence of 30 years. Her longtime neighbor Pauline Cooper, left, spoke about her friend's situation, in Los Angeles, Calif. Smith has until June 30, 2019, to move out. LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA AP GARY CORONADO
LOS ANGELES

A 102-year-old woman facing eviction from her California home of nearly 30 years is getting help from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Los Angeles Times reports Thelma Smith was given until June 30 to move out by landlords who say their daughter needs a place to live.

Los Angeles' rent control law provides relocation assistance for elderly and disabled.

. . .

Schwarzenegger, who knew Smith through his involvement with the charity, called the eviction "heartless." He tweeted: "Imagine doing this to a 102-year-old woman who gave back to the community her whole life."

Read more: https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/article230844424.html

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Reply Woman facing eviction gets help from Arnold Schwarzenegger (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2019 OP
chowder66 May 2019 #1
marble falls May 2019 #2
Power 2 the People May 2019 #10
democratisphere May 2019 #3
shenmue May 2019 #4
Evolve Dammit May 2019 #5
IronLionZion May 2019 #13
George II May 2019 #6
DeminPennswoods May 2019 #9
Sapient Donkey May 2019 #14
dustyscamp May 2019 #7
3Hotdogs May 2019 #8
dhill926 May 2019 #11
Raine May 2019 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. That is a very decent thing to do. I'm grateful he is able to help her. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:05 PM

2. So many of us have gotten so mean spirited.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:17 AM

10. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:09 PM

3. Thanks to Arnold for having a big heart.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:16 PM

4. That was good. Credit where credit is due.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:52 PM

5. Good Deed Arnold. You could become a strong Dem with more humanitarian policy-backing

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 05:27 PM

13. These folks need to clean up their own Republican party

bring them back to sanity

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:49 PM

6. The freaking landlord is evicting her to make room for his daughter, who is graduating....

....from LAW SCHOOL!!!

Thankfully there's now a gofundme set up for her, but think of the stress on a 102 year old woman.

Here's a more detailed article:

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/05/24/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-ladera-heights-eviction-of-his-102-year-old-friend-thelma-heartless/

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:44 AM

9. So where did the daughter live before she went to college,

then law school? Since Thelma has been a tenant there for 30 years, she obviously pre-dated the birth of the landlords' daughter.

If this was me, I'd be telling mom and dad that I'd be happy to sleep on the couch for as long as Thelma is alive and able to live independently.
This is the DU member formerly known as DeminPennswoods.

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:32 PM

14. Hard to understand the mindset that allows someone do that.

I'd sleep on the couch until I figured stuff out before going along with having a 102-year-old evicted from their home and put out on the street.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:51 PM

7. His politics sucks, but deep down he is a good person at heart

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Response to dustyscamp (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:41 PM

8. Years ago, a professoinal musician (B list famous) was interviewed on N.P.R.

He was featured soloist at Arnold's wedding to Maria. He commented that Arnold was the only person who ever wrote a "thank you" note for his performance.

Also his response to the assault last week. Not to press charges.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:21 AM

11. good on ya Ahnold.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:54 PM

12. Good for Arnie!

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