| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Huntington Beach and Orange County officials agree that it will take a lengthy, concerted effort from private- and public-sector groups to properly address the city and county's chronic homeless problem.
Cooperation among faith groups, nonprofits,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in.
Their friend — the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar — needed a pick-me-up.
Drawn to the words...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:36 AM
DJ Sennett likes to prank people. His channel on YouTube, called the Public Prankster includes video of him pretending to drink Windex at a store to shock people, staging pot deals where actors trade actual cooking pots in place of drugs, and pulling a...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday.
The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The city of Lancaster is the end of the line for Metrolink commuter trains northbound from Los Angeles and Glendale.
So when the homeless count in the Antelope Valley quadrupled, officials suspected that someone in Los Angeles was engaging in a...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Baltimore police said officers shot a man they encountered while responding to a robbery call near the city's Code Blue homeless shelter. Meanwhile, detectives were investigating a homicide in East Baltimore — the first in more than a week.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:45 PM
As part of a strategy to reduce homelessness in Baltimore, the city is teaming up with BGE to eliminate some families' past due utility debt, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
The new initiative, the Power of Home, is available to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.
Growing up, she masked her family's financial instability and episodic homelessness by claiming that her phone wasn't working...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Retired Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder briefed the Huntington Beach City Council this week on efforts to address homelessness countywide.
Roeder is a member of the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness, which is working with city and county...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As a cold rain pelted the parking lot, the gates opened and the cars began to roll through.
In an aging Nissan was a 74-year-old longtime farmworker whose landlady had booted him to raise the rent. A 65-year-old disabled woman...