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Photos: A homeless encampment is cleared in front of the West L.A. VA campus

Members of the clean-up crew dismantled tents along a road
Members of a clean-up crew dismantled tents in a homeless encampment along San Vicente Boulevard just outside the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus on Monday morning. A variety of organizations with the support of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies helped homeless veterans pack up to move onto the West L.A. Veterans Affairs campus located behind a fence.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
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With the support of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, a variety of organizations helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their encampment and move onto the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus located behind a fence of their San Vicente Boulevard campus Monday morning.

The encampment adjacent to the historic VA campus has become a focal point for homelessness in the city, with mayoral candidates making visits over the last year. Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, who visited the encampment in October, said that the campus would house the roughly 40 veterans from the Veterans Row encampment by November.

Members of the clean-up crew dismantle tents
Members of the clean-up crew dismantled tents on the Veterans Row homeless encampment just outside the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus on Monday morning.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
Emily Norman and boyfriend and veteran GemBob Brookhyser pack their belongings
Emily Norman with boyfriend and veteran GemBob Brookhyser pack their belongings Monday to move onto the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
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A man uses a moving trailer to help veterans move their belongings
Eric Bare, called the Patriotic Preacher, runs the God and Country Ministry and is using a moving trailer to helping veterans move their belongings onto the VA campus. A variety of organizations helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their encampment and move onto the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus Monday morning.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
A woman in a helmet carried a Halloween decoration with a skeleton face and cloth body
Veteran Mary Ann Edwards, 41, known as Viking Jungle B…, moved her belongings to the other side of San Vicente Boulevard, saying that the VA “won’t give her a spot inside” while a variety of organizations helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their encampment and move onto the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus on Monday.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials walk through a homeless encampment
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials document as organizations helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their encampment and move onto the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus on Monday morning.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
A man sits on a curb with his head down
Veterans living in the Veterans Row encampment along San Vicente Boulevard just outside the West Los Angeles VA Campus were upset as clean-up crews worked their way from tent to tent.
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Army veteran Douglas Steven Bue hugs Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Deedrick while others look on
Army veteran Douglas Steven Bue, 65, who has moved onto the VA campus and is helping other veterans transition onto the campus, on Monday hugs Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Deedrick, who oversees the Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST Team) with Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, at left.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
 Emily Norman packs her toy dinosaur and various belongings
Emily Norman, whose boyfriend is a veteran, packs her toy dinosaur and various belongings Monday to move onto the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
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