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Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

Oct 17, 2019

Homeless Man Challenges LA Vehicle Towing Policies in Court

Homeless Man Challenges LA Vehicle Towing Policies in Court

A homeless man is challenging in court the city of Los Angeles' practice of towing vehicles as a mechanism for collecting debt.

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 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.

Mar 11, 2019

Homelessness, Teachers Strike Force LAPD to Break Overtime Budget

Homelessness, Teachers Strike Force LAPD to  Break Overtime Budget

The Los Angeles Police Department has already exceeded its overtime budget this year by millions of dollars because of the teachers' strike, issues related to homelessness, and special security details...

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