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L.A. County sets high goal to get all veterans off the street by 2016

L.A. County sets high goal to get all veterans off the street by 2016

Traipsing through skid row, trailing media cameras and advance staff, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro stopped to talk to a homeless woman with a white blanket draped over her head. "What a privilege and honor," said Jennifer Campbell, 64, who would sleep on aflowered quilt on the sidewalk Thursday night. "I'm writing a book called 'I lost my mind on skid row but I found it on skid row.'" Castro's visit was part of what felt like Super Bowl week for Los Angeles' long campaign to end homelessness. Castro and another Cabinet member, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald, joined thousands of...

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