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Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

Jul 19, 2019

Family Believes Fire That Destroyed Home Started in Homeless Encampment

Family Believes Fire That Destroyed Home Started in Homeless Encampment

A family believes a fire that ripped through a South Los Angeles home around 5 a.m. Thursday started in a growing homeless encampment in the alley, and now the father is left without his construction gear...

Jul 18, 2019

Homeless Sue City of LA Over Confiscated Property

Homeless Sue City of LA Over Confiscated Property

A group of homeless people and advocates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday saying the city of Los Angeles' practice of removing the belongings of people living on the streets hampers their ability to improve...

Jul 18, 2019

City of LA Installs 21 Drinking Fountains for Homeless

City of LA Installs 21 Drinking Fountains for Homeless

The city of Los Angeles has installed 21 new drinking fountains near homeless encampments to provide just a little bit of relief in this summer heat, with some in areas like Skid Row.

Jul 16, 2019

OC Supervisors Vote to Settle Homeless Suits

OC Supervisors Vote to Settle Homeless Suits

The Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a settlement of two federal lawsuits stemming from attempts to clear the Santa Ana riverbed of a homeless encampment.

Jul 12, 2019

LA Police Chief Aims to Wipe Out Minor Warrants for Homeless

LA Police Chief Aims to Wipe Out Minor Warrants for Homeless

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said he is working to eliminate thousands of homeless people's old warrants for minor offenses in the coming weeks as part of a solution to help get people off the streets.

Jul 9, 2019

Balboa Park Residents Complain About Trash Piling Up

Balboa Park Residents Complain About Trash Piling Up

Residents living near Lake Balboa Park are urging the city to clean up the piled trash that is spread through out the street.

Jul 9, 2019

Residents Fed Up With Man Renting Vans to Homeless

Residents Fed Up With Man Renting Vans to Homeless

People who live in a Venice Beach neighborhood are fed up with homeless people renting vans to sleep in that take up parking spaces. In the stretch on Riviera Avenue near Grand Boulevard, three vans come...

Jul 6, 2019

Homeless Man Killed in Confrontation With CHP Officer

Homeless Man Killed in Confrontation With CHP Officer

The California Highway Patrol says an officer has shot and killed a homeless man who attacked him.

Jul 3, 2019

Mayor Eric Garcetti to President Donald Trump: Let's Fix Homeless Crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti to President Donald Trump: Let's Fix Homeless Crisis

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed forming a politically unlikely partnership Tuesday to take on the city's homeless crisis: with President Donald Trump.

Jul 1, 2019
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By Janette Villafana

Street Cleanup Gets Underway in Downtown LA

A cleanup was underway Monday in the downtown Civic Center area in Los Angeles as...View gallery

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