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'There's no place else ... that we can run to': Residents of huge homeless camp are asked to clear out to make way for LAX project

'There's no place else ... that we can run to': Residents of huge homeless camp are asked to clear out to make way for LAX project

When Bill Clinton was president, the operator of Los Angeles International Airport began buying up and razing Manchester Square, a cozy 1950s housing tract located under the flight path.

The buyouts took care of the residents’ noise complaints but left behind an eerily suburban ghost town of lush green lawns, sans houses, immediately north of the hotels on West Century Boulevard.

LAX is finally preparing to develop a rental car facility, parking areas and a transportation hub in the 20 square blocks of Manchester Square as part of its modernization plan.

But as homelessness rose during the last three years, and parking crackdowns...

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