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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • Panhandler's pet rooster can aid effort, cops say

      Panhandler's pet rooster can aid effort, cops say
    Is it OK to use a rooster to goose donations? That's worked well for Jose, a homeless man who showcased his pet rooster Garfield as he solicited lunchtime crowds Thursday on State Street. "I do better on days when I have Garfield than when I don't,"...
  • L.A. won't appeal ruling striking down ban on living in vehicles

    L.A. won't appeal ruling striking down ban on living in vehicles
    City Atty. Mike Feuer said Thursday he would not appeal a federal appeals court ruling that strikes down L.A.'s ban on living in vehicles, a key enforcement tool in the city's efforts to deal with homelessness. But Feuer said he would work with other...
  • Mailbag: Learn the truth about housing for the homeless

      Everything I know from my 40 years as a Laguna resident and as a Friendship Shelter board member for more than 15 years was confirmed Sunday night by an episode of "60 Minutes." Anderson Cooper's piece shows dozens of communities in this country...
  • U.S. appeals court overturns L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles

    U.S. appeals court overturns L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles
    A federal appeals court Thursday struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9thCircuit...
  • Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles

    Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles
    For the second time in two years, a federal appeals court has struck down a key enforcement tool in Los Angeles' efforts to deal with burgeoning homelessness, declaring a ban on living in vehicles an invitation to discriminate against the poor. A three-...
  • Out Of The Blue: How about a moratorium on moratoriums?

    Last month, Santa Monica — spurred by slow-growth advocates — rescinded the development of a 765,000-square-foot residential, office and retail development called the Hines 26th Street project, according to the Los Angeles Times. It would...
  • L.A. Hackathon winners create homeless services app

    L.A. Hackathon winners create homeless services app
    After 24 hours of coding, a team that created an application to efficiently deliver supplies to homeless shelters took home the top prize Sunday at a Los Angeles "hackathon." "One more thing," said Zach Latta, after presenting his team's project...
  • Vagrancy at War Memorial prompts $450K fence

    Vagrancy at War Memorial prompts $450K fence
    The city and state are putting up a $450,000 black steel fence around the downtown War Memorial to stop homeless men and women — some of whom are veterans — from sleeping on the steps under the Greek-inspired columns of the landmark building...
  • Building in Laguna Canyon can continue

    Development can continue in Laguna Canyon, the Laguna Beach City Council decided Tuesday night in rejecting the idea of a moratorium. After listening to 38 speakers, the council opted to have the Planning Commission, residents and city staff define...
  • American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program

    American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program
    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...
  • In Brazil, group scores victory in land protest before World Cup

    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. Of...