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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.
Family of man shot to death at a Hollywood Walgreens plans $525-million wrongful-death suit

The family of a 21-year-old man shot and killed by a Walgreens store security guard earlier this month in Hollywood will seek $525 million in a wrongful-death suit planned against the company, an attorney said Tuesday.

L.A. County agrees to new policies to end the jail-to-skid row cycle for mentally ill people

Under the agreement, public employees will begin discharge planning for mentally ill people as soon as they enter jail, to reconnect them to community-based mental health or homeless services providers.

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