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Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

Aug 5, 2019

Grenade Found as Crews Clean Out Homeless Encampment

Grenade Found as Crews Clean Out Homeless Encampment

As crews began clearing out a homeless encampment Monday morning where a fire spread to brush last week in the San Fernando Valley, the discovery of a grenade sparked a brief scare.

Jul 30, 2019

Los Angeles Once Again Extends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

Los Angeles Once Again Extends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to reinstate a law that prohibits people from sleeping in their vehicles between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. along residential neighborhood streets or within...

Jul 30, 2019

'Dying California' Drone Footage Highlights Homeless Crisis

'Dying California' Drone Footage Highlights Homeless Crisis

A Los Angeles man is giving the world a bird’s-eye view over some of the region’s homelessness encampments by deploying a drone in the hopes that it will light a fire under residents and council members...

Jul 22, 2019

Family Sleeps in Car to Fend Off Looters From Burned Home

Family Sleeps in Car to Fend Off Looters From Burned Home

Residents said Los Angeles City officials ignored their repeated complaints about the homeless encampment in a South LA alley, until there was a fire last Thursday that spread to several nearby houses.

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.

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