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Homelessness

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  • Hansen: Numbers deceive in annual crime report

    People like to think of Laguna Beach as a safe little village free from the crime of big cities, but the reality is much different. Or is it? The Laguna Beach Police Department recently released its annual crime report, which is essentially a four-...
  • Huntington Beach to appoint committee on homelessness

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to create a committee to look into homelessness in the city. Each council member will appoint a member of the public to the seven-person committee, which will meet at least every quarter. An estimated 272...
  • Hundreds of Orlando-area homeless veterans now have place of their own

    Hundreds of Orlando-area homeless veterans now have place of their own
    In a one-bedroom apartment near a bus stop in south Orlando, Army veteran Michael Bailey has found nirvana. Tidy but simple, his home has one overwhelmingly attractive quality. It's all his. "I've been here a year now, and I'm still tickled pink,"...
  • Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans

    Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans
    Central Florida can be deeply proud of its long history of supporting the military. From our early days as home to McCoy Air Force Base, through decades of welcoming recruits to our Naval Training Center, and now, as home to "Team Orlando" — the...
  • New homeless expert brings hope, help to Hollywood's down and out

    New homeless expert brings hope, help to Hollywood's down and out
    "If we were in a home, we could hide away. You can't hide out here." Lori Kaye weeps outside the public restrooms at Hollywood's ArtsPark, where she, her boyfriend and their dog Django have lived for the past two weeks. "I'm too old for this," says...
  • After skid row shooting, activists talk to L.A. mayor about homelessness

    After skid row shooting, activists talk to L.A. mayor about homelessness
    Ten days after Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man on skid row, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his staff met with local activists to discuss ways to better help the city's homeless population. The meeting focused on suggestions...
  • Eagle Scout hopeful feeds a need for PADS

    Eagle Scout hopeful feeds a need for PADS
    If you reside in Oak Lawn, there's a chance that on Feb. 7 you discovered near your front door a large brown paper bag with a note attached asking for clothing and toiletry donations. Joe Korpitz, a senior at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, kicked off...
  • County rejects proposed homeless shelter at stockade

    County rejects proposed homeless shelter at stockade
    Broward County has informally nixed a proposal from Sheriff Scott Israel to use the old sheriff's stockade as a homeless shelter, one that would serve as an alternative to jail for minor offenses like trespassing. If a homeless man were caught sleeping...
  • Interest high in La Grange hearing on proposed homeless center

    Interest high in La Grange hearing on proposed homeless center
    Flyers and emails circulating in La Grange are fueling debate over a center proposed by BEDS Plus on the northeast edge of town to serve the homeless. A second Plan Commission hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Village Hall, 53 S. La...
  • Homeless camp in Tucson grows amid legal battle

    Homeless camp in Tucson grows amid legal battle
    Down the street from a row of trendy restaurants and boutiques, government workers scurry to work past dozens of wooden sleeping pods and tents. The growing camp in a Tucson city park near the highway exit that leads to a revitalized downtown is the scene...
  • As L.A.'s homeless get more liberties, other residents suffer

    As L.A.'s homeless get more liberties, other residents suffer
    Advocates for the homeless want the state Legislature to pass the so-called Right to Rest Act (SB 608). Introduced Feb. 27, this legislation would prevent Los Angeles and other cities from enforcing laws against camping on sidewalks, in parks and in...