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The homeless in the Ballona Wetlands should be moved, and given help
The homeless in the Ballona Wetlands should be moved, and given help

The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve stretches from Westchester to the marina, 640 acres of precious and precarious wildlife habitat that over the years has survived the dumping of soil from nearby construction, trampling, littering and other indignities of urban encroachment. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, a slew of devoted environmentalists and the Annenberg Foundation are all trying desperately to stave off any more degradation of the land and, eventually, restore it. But a year ago, officials discovered at least 70 homeless people in 35 encampments who had pitched tents, made homes for themselves in bushes and coastal sage scrub, hauled in mattresses and set fires...

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