| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Local officials announced in 2013 that 54,000 people in Los Angeles city and county were homeless, an increase of 15% from two years earlier.
The jump bucked national trends, and suggested the region's campaign against homelessness might be heading in...
| May 9, 2014
Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home.
Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:56 PM
With the start of soccer's World Cup tournament just days away, officials agreed Monday to demands that a piece of land occupied by poor families be used for low-income housing, but much of the rest of Sao Paulo remained paralyzed by a subway strike.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:46 AM
When you think of war veterans, the thought of homelessness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, many veterans fall into that sometimes invisible category of people - the kind of people that live under bridges, in alleyways, and in...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:22 PM
A Glendale agency held a local celebration for a national accomplishment to fight homelessness Wednesday, pitching in on an effort to find and house 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable and chronically homeless.
Glendale-based Ascencia, which...
| May 11, 2014
| 3:22 AM
As a city or county commissioner with ideals, you represent and serve the people of your locality, and you would like to fulfill your civic duties to the best of your ability. Your constituents desire the highest quality of life possible while paying...
| May 4, 2014
| 10:45 AM
After weeks of emotional debate, Winfield trustees recently voted 5 to 1 to allow a temporary homeless shelter to open Tuesday nights during the summer at Sebahar Hall at St. John the Baptist Church, S233 Church St.
Trustee Philip Mustes, who has been a...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Los Angeles City Council authorized a $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan Tuesday that will expand 24-hour bathroom access and expand storage to comply with a court injunction against destroying personal property homeless people keep in the streets....
| May 15, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The controversy over the proposed homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon carries me back to a similar situation more than 25 years ago, when Friendship Shelter first got started.
We had been running a temporary shelter at St. Mary's Episcopal Church,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Dystopias, especially those set in the near future, are tough to pull off onstage. Exhibit A: Kathleen Akerley's "Tyrant," now in a world premiere with Sideshow Theatre Company at Theater Wit under the co-direction of Akerley and Megan A. Smith.
| May 7, 2014
| 6:56 PM
A recent letter in a local paper argues against permanent supportive housing by comparing Laguna to nearby cities.
The letter delineates the size of the neighboring cities (Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Brach, Dana Point, and San Clemente) and the...