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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.
L.A. opens a homeless shelter in Hollywood. But those still outside are facing a crackdown

Los Angeles has opened its second shelter under Mayor Eric Garcetti's "A Bridge Home" program. While welcome news for homeless people and social workers in Hollywood, it also has led to a controversial crackdown on several homeless encampments on surrounding streets.

L.A. takes more heat for spending millions of dollars cleaning up homeless camps

A coalition of activists and health and housing providers wants the city of L.A. to redirect the millions of dollars spent on police-led sanitation sweeps to showers, water fountains, bathrooms and trash collection for homeless people.

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