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Homelessness

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  • Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014

     Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014
    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...
  • Council OKs $3.7 million for skid row cleanup, 'valet cart storage'

    Council OKs $3.7 million for skid row cleanup, 'valet cart storage'
    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....
  • Commentary: The face of homelessness is a single mom

    Orange County, meet the new face of homelessness: a single mother in her 20s with two young children. Of the estimated 12,700 homeless Orange County residents — an alarming number by itself — nearly half are young mothers struggling to care...
  • Commentary: Fight for shelter is as important as the first

    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,...
  • Downtown bridge that would let tenants bypass homeless approved

    Downtown bridge that would let tenants bypass homeless approved
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to let a downtown developer install a pedestrian bridge over Temple Street, which had been sought as a way to protect tenants from homeless people who live nearby. On an 11-0 vote, the council allowed...
  • Proposal for walkway over downtown L.A. homeless camp stirs debate

    Proposal for walkway over downtown L.A. homeless camp stirs debate
    A well-known developer in downtown Los Angeles is fighting to erect a pedestrian bridge between two apartment buildings, saying it would protect future residents from a nearby homeless encampment. Geoffrey H. Palmer, whose company is known for the...
  • L.A. Council OKs controversial pedestrian bridge over Temple Street

    L.A. Council OKs controversial pedestrian bridge over Temple Street
    The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a controversial downtown pedestrian bridge that a developer said was needed to protect his tenants from homeless people living nearby. Developer Geoffrey H. Palmer sought permission to build an elevated...
  • San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home

    San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home
    One of the first housing projects in the country focused on female veterans facing homelessness is nearing completion on a breezy San Pedro hilltop overlooking a butterfly preserve. Volunteers of America is spending $15 million converting family housing...
  • Yes on Proposition 41

     Yes on Proposition 41
    In 2008, California voters authorized a $900-million bond issue to shore up a state program that financed low-interest mortgages for veterans. The bonds have never been sold, however, because demand for the loans has all but evaporated. Now, a new...
  • Bridging over downtown's homeless

    An interesting concept: Try to make one developer create vibrant pedestrian life on a downtown L.A. street that has none, and where a collection of powerful local institutions have chosen not to. ("Downtown bridge that would let tenants bypass homeless...
  • Pedestrian bridge to keep upscale tenants from the homeless? Bad idea.

    Pedestrian bridge to keep upscale tenants from the homeless? Bad idea.
    In the wake of the decision by the Los Angeles City Council to allow a controversial private pedestrian bridge over Temple Street downtown between two sections of an apartment complex under construction, I've been thinking a lot about how people walk...