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Southern California's Homelessness Epidemic

Aug 23, 2019

Orange County Homeless Get Game-Changing Help Via GoFundMe Patrons

Orange County Homeless Get Game-Changing Help Via GoFundMe Patrons

Some in Orange County are using GoFundMe to try to make a dent in the homeless population.

Aug 20, 2019

'Downtown is a Hellscape.' Business Grapples With Homeless

'Downtown is a Hellscape.' Business Grapples With Homeless

One downtown Los Angeles business employee said a homeless encampment is taking over the area, and despite his pleas for help from the city, he isn't getting through to anyone.

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 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...

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