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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Homeless person's belongings spur Lake Shore Drive closure

    Homeless person's belongings spur Lake Shore Drive closure
    A suspicious object that temporarily closed parts of Lake Shore Drive for hours this afternoon turned out to be items belonging to a homeless person, including a blue sleeping bag, police said. The northbound and southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive...
  • Local Voices Lake: April 24 edition

    Local Voices Lake: April 24 edition
    Letters to the editor from Grayslake and Mundelein. Minimum wage One size shoe does not fit all feet. The same goes for a federally mandated minimum-wage law. Places like New York City and San Francisco already have wages that are at or above even...
  • Fort Lauderdale to homeless: Don't go (in public)

    The city is trying to take back its streets — and sidewalks and downtown and parks — from the many homeless people who live here, leaving critics with an unanswered question: What are the homeless to do? Commissioners gave unanimous...
  • Troubled personal care home in South Whitehall to close

    Trexler Park Manor personal care home, which has been cited several times and fined by the state, is closing. The South Whitehall Township home informed the state Department of Public Welfare in a letter early this month that it would be closing by June...
  • Mailbag: Canyon has had enough homeless problems

    As the Coastline Pilot has written, a two-story building that would house the chronically homeless on a permanent basis is being proposed for Laguna Canyon ("Homeless housing proposed for canyon," March 28): I can tell you that the Alternative Living...
  • Mailbag: Meeting demeaned the homeless

    Re. "Plan for destitute draws crowd," April 25: Were I a stranger from, let's say Indiana, and wandered into that City Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town's downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir....
  • Out of the Blue: Homeless shelter is a moral imperative

    Many big, and often contentious, events have defined our city for the modern era. MTV made us a shallow brand. The Montage heralded a new level of upscale tourism. The closing of the Boom Boom Room ended our vibrant gay scene. Skyrocketing real estate...
  • Winfield shelter to open with fewer beds, more rules

    Winfield shelter to open with fewer beds, more rules
    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...
  • 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...
  • On L.A.'s skid row, homeless woman stands her ground to stay put

    On L.A.'s skid row, homeless woman stands her ground  to stay put
    Steve Harvey's DJ patter floated out of the orange tent, followed by a clear contralto singing along to KJLH's classic rhythm and blues. Patrol cars slid by, and police officers called out, "Good morning" and "Time to get up." It was reveille, skid row-...
  • Mailbag: Laguna has always been more compassionate

    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...