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  • Stop punishing and start helping L.A.'s homeless

    Stop punishing and start helping L.A.'s homeless
    No one likes seeing sidewalk encampments. In our experience, no one likes living in them either — if they have any other real choice. In Los Angeles, there are enough shelter beds for less than one-third of homeless people, the lowest percentage of any large city in the country. That leaves nearly 18,000 people — an increase of 18% in the last two years — to fend for themselves on the streets. Every human being must at some point lay his burdens down. But in Los Angeles, this is soon to be a crime.
  • L.A. City Council OKs crackdowns on homeless encampments

    L.A. City Council OKs crackdowns on homeless encampments
    The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an aggressive crackdown on street encampments, setting the stage for the first major homeless sweeps in the city in decades. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would sign the two ordinances, which...

    L.A. City Council vote makes it easier to clear homeless camps

    L.A. City Council vote makes it easier to clear homeless camps
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to make it easier for authorities to break up the encampments that have mushroomed across Southern California along with the rising homeless population. The council gave preliminary approval to two ordinances...

    L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending

    L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending
    In recent years, people who hawked ice cream or hot dogs, taught yoga or shilled other goods and services in Los Angeles parks were effectively in the clear. Selling their wares on city sidewalks was banned. But the city had suspended similar rules...

    L.A. vote makes it easier to break up homeless camps

    L.A. vote makes it easier to break up homeless camps
    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to two ordinances designed to make it easier to break up homeless encampments, which have mushroomed across Southern California and raised an outcry from some businesses and residents....