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Homelessness

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  • Nearly $72 million renewed for local homeless programs, $1.4 billion distributed nationwide

     
    Programs for the homeless in Los Angeles will get $72 million in funding would be renewed, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department officials announced Wednesday. The funding is part of $1.4 billion in renewed funding for programs to help stabilize...
  • Should we call foul on Eric Sheptock, the 'homeless homeless advocate'?

     
    In her memoir "Glass Castle," Jeannette Walls recounts growing up off the grid with parents who eventually embrace a life of homelessness. Where they'll sleep, how they'll eat, what they'll wear -- it all becomes an adventure. Through Walls' lens,......
  • Nazi saluter's arrest violated freedom of speech, court rules

     
    The city of Santa Cruz violated the 1st Amendment rights of an advocate for the homeless when the mayor had him arrested nearly nine years ago for giving a Nazi salute at a City Council meeting, a federal appeals court......
  • Riverside police raid homeless camp; investigation launched

     
    Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz is investigating whether his officers were overzealous in cleaning up a homeless encampment in the Santa Ana River after several of those rousted complained that their personal belongings were destroyed. Officers...
  • Advocates for homeless to protest perceived efforts to stem their work

     
    Advocates for the homeless plan to serve meals to skid row residents Thursday afternoon to protest what they say are efforts to prevent them from providing much-needed basic resources to the indigent. The Right to Share Food Extravaganza is scheduled........
  • L.A. officials crack down on street distributions on skid row

     
    Dozens of groups from across the Southland converge on downtown Los Angeles every week to hand out food and clothing in skid row, which has been called the homeless capital of the nation. Most draw a crowd, but not everyone......
  • Downtown L.A. homeless shelter to begin charging for some beds

     
    The Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles will begin charging for some of its beds because of overwhelming demand triggered by the recession and an inability of some guests to stop their cycle of homelessness, shelter officials said Friday.......
  • ACLU, Santa Monica settle lawsuit over treatment of homeless

     
    The American Civil Liberties Union has agreed to settle a lawsuit against Santa Monica over the city’s treatment of the homeless, and a federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed the suit. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu dismissed the......
  • Life in prison without parole for barber who set homeless man on fire

     
    A man who prosecutors said had a grudge against the homeless was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a homeless man in the Mid-Wilshire area by setting him on fire with an emergency......
  • Officer gets friendly with Laguna Beach's homeless

    Officer gets friendly with Laguna Beach's homeless
    "You just come in to Laguna Beach, brand new?" Police Officer Jason Farris asked the weathered man in the brown, floppy hat. Lolling at the edge of the city bus depot -- bedroll, canteen and cane plunked by his side -- the man stiffened warily. But...
  • Upgrading from a cardboard box for the homeless

    Upgrading from a cardboard box for the homeless
    Christopher Raynor's father kicked him out when he was 13, after his stepmother interrupted an orgy in his bedroom and the teen jammed a broom handle against her throat. Now 40, Raynor has lived much of his life in the rough. His current domicile is a...