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Streets of Shame

Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 07:55 AM PST

Pharmacists Claim Healthcare Cuts Hurting Homeless

Pharmacists Claim Healthcare Cuts Hurting Homeless

Some independent pharmacies near downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row say they are struggling and it's all because the state of California has cut back on how they reimburse for very specific medications.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM PST

A Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Was Randomly Poured on a Woman by a Homeless Man

A Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Was Randomly Poured on a Woman by a Homeless Man

A night near the Hollywood Walk of Fame would change a woman's life, as she was getting out of her car and a homeless man sprinted across Hollywood Boulevard toward her. Heidi Van Tassel was parked near the...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 01:10 PM PST

A Homeless Man Punched Two People in the Face, But Was Cited and Released

A Homeless Man Punched Two People in the Face, But Was Cited and Released

Attorney Brandon Coen wasn't at all surprised when a homeless man walked up on a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk and punched him in the head. "What was shocking was that I lived here for four years and it didn't...

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 06:39 PM PST

Fire Danger in the Sepulveda Basin Forces Encampment Cleanup

Fire Danger in the Sepulveda Basin Forces Encampment Cleanup

After two fires in the basin, the city says there's not much they can do except clean it all up and get people out. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 06:22 PM PST

Cleanup in Sepulveda Basin Leaves Some With Nowhere to Go

Cleanup in Sepulveda Basin Leaves Some With Nowhere to Go

The city says those living in a homeless encampment -- about 100 people -- need to get out of Bull Creek. Some say they would take a bed if the city gave them one, but have been on waiting lists for a year. John...

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 07:24 AM PST

Cleanup Underway in Sepulveda Basin to Prevent Fires

Cleanup Underway in Sepulveda Basin to Prevent Fires

LA city workers are undertaking a cleanup effort in the Sepulveda Basin, where large homeless encampments have raised wildfire danger. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in LA Nov. 4, 2019.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 06:55 PM PDT

Whittier Struggling to Cope With Homeless Crisis

Whittier Struggling to Cope With Homeless Crisis

The homeless have overtaken a park in Whittier, with the mayor declaring a state of emergency. John Cádiz Klemack reported on NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 08:36 AM PDT

Stats Show Homeless Deaths Nearly Doubled Over 5 Years

Stats Show Homeless Deaths Nearly Doubled Over 5 Years

Pointing to "sobering" statistics showing that the number of homeless people dying in Los Angeles County nearly doubled from 2013 to 2018, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to deploy health care workers to...

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 08:53 PM PDT

Homeless Encampment Cleaned After Repeated Complaints

Homeless Encampment Cleaned After Repeated Complaints

A South Los Angeles homeless encampment was cleaned up after repeated complaints from residents. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 05:02 PM PDT

Los Angeles Cracks Down on Illegal-Dumping By Tripling Fines

Los Angeles Cracks Down on Illegal-Dumping By Tripling Fines

Los Angeles has cracked down on illegal dumping by people and businesses with clean up campaigns and more citations. On Wednesday, the city increased illegal-dumping fines up to 300% to address the issue. Kim...

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