| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A jump in the number of Los Angeles County residents who became homeless in the last two years defied the national trend of a modest decline in the overall homeless population, according to federal estimates released Thursday.
Los Angeles County’s...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:44 PM
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — At Hangtown Haven, Wednesdays were family night, and on movie night 30 to 40 residents watched DVDs on a mammoth outdoor TV.
Residents nursed one another through drug and alcohol detoxification and helped heart and stroke...
| Nov 11, 2013
On a day when we honor the men and women who've served in the U.S. military, we must not forget that tens of thousands of veterans across the country are homeless, including an estimated 6,300 living in Los Angeles County, the largest concentration of...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby.
The case was filed on behalf of 1-year-...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at L.A. County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby.
The case was filed on behalf of 1½-year-old...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:40 AM
When people talk about all the new activity in downtown L.A., they probably are not referring to the 100 or so people in running gear who recently gathered before dawn at a park near Chinatown.
They were there to run a mile around Los Angeles State...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:47 AM
A Los Angeles chef who says he has the best job in the world -- feeding the homeless in Venice and teaching cooking classes for men and women trying to get back on their feet -- credits that work with helping him win $10,000 on "Chopped."
| Oct 9, 2013
A war is being waged over panhandling, as cities and states pass tighter and tighter anti-solicitation laws to control transients and deal with chronic homelessness. A 2011 report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty found that more than...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:54 AM
An Arizona law that makes it a crime to beg for money or food in public is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.
The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona against the city of Flagstaff,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:29 PM
The release of the new iPhone on Friday caused a bustle across the globe. In Nashville and Indianapolis, fans waited overnight with sleeping bags. In Paris, they pulled their collars up against the fog on Rue Halevy. And in London, where the queue is an...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The deal is done. It’s a growth industry, and perhaps the greatest entry-level job around these days: waiters.
I don’t mean the kind with food trays. I mean the kind who fit the poet John Milton’s sonnet, composed from his blindness,...