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Gale Holland

Gale Holland covers homelessness and poverty for the Los Angeles Times. Starting in 2005, she edited the cops and courts beat, wrote news columns and covered higher education. A series about college construction abuses that she wrote with Michael Finnegan won a 2012 investigative reporting award from the Nieman Foundation. A Los Angeles native, she has worked for USA Today, Copley News and L.A. Weekly and wants to understand the consequences of urban inequality.
L.A. prepares to begin crackdown on homeless camps, under fire from civil rights lawyers

Outreach workers went tent to tent early Wednesday to offer homeless services to people near a new shelter in downtown Los Angeles' El Pueblo historic district as the city prepared to step up enforcement against encampments in the area.

More than 60% of leases on the VA's West L.A. campus are illegal or improper, audit finds

More than 60% of the land uses that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs allows on its West Los Angeles campus — including a city dog park and ballfields, a Shakespeare festival, public parking lots and the private Brentwood School — are illegal or improper, according to a federal audit.

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