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Gale Holland

Gale Holland covers homelessness and poverty for the Los Angeles Times. Starting in 2005, she edited the cops and courts beat, wrote news columns and covered higher education. A series about college construction abuses that she wrote with Michael Finnegan won a 2012 investigative reporting award from the Nieman Foundation. A Los Angeles native, she has worked for USA Today, Copley News and L.A. Weekly and wants to understand the consequences of urban inequality.
Why L.A. County’s homelessness crisis has been decades in the making

Homelessness first emerged as a crisis in Los Angeles the 1980s, when encampments began to appear under downtown freeway overpasses.

L.A. agrees to let homeless people keep skid row property — and some in downtown aren’t happy

In a pivotal legal settlement, the city of L.A. agreed that it won’t set a ceiling on the total amount of property that homeless people can keep on skid row.

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