Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Homelessness Strains Compassion For Some Los Angeles Residents

About 50,000 homeless people live in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The vast majority of them live unsheltered on the streets.

Science & Technology | The Environment


It is no surprise that Oprah was a vehement follower and supporter of President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The media mogul said [...]

Politics | Leftist Lunacy

San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses for homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are

News | The News

In Santa Monica, California, a Haven for the Homeless Seeks to Do More | Healthiest Communities | US News

The city of Santa Monica – and its librarians – are on the front lines of the homelessness crisis in Southern California.

Politics | Politics

Tolerant San Francisco fed up with dirty, smelly streets - SFGate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Though known for its compassion to the needy, San Francisco may have hit peak saturation with tent camps, stinky urine and trash littering the streets, and the new interim mayor has vowed to do something about it. In the last few week

Politics | Politics

Homeless encampments increasingly affecting California train traffic | Fox News

The explosion of homeless encampments alongside railroad tracks has contributed to a spike in delays for California's rocketing passenger ridership, an outbreak of accidental fires and deadly collisions, frustrating executives who call the impact on passe

News | The News

How can a place with 58,000 homeless people continue to function?

From dirty streets to wildfires to viral outbreaks, homelessness impacts us all. There is no passing the buck.

News | The News

San Diego pays homeless people to pick up trash in new program | Fox News

San Diego officials are putting homeless people back on the street — but this time to pay them to pick up trash as part of a new program that launched Monday.

Health & Fitness | Health

Homeless people defecating on LA streets fuels horror hepatitis outbreak, as city faulted | Fox News

An outbreak of hepatitis A is spreading through Los Angeles County after leaping from a large homeless contingent in San Diego, threatening thousands of people and fueling criticism that local officials have not done enough to contain the deadly liver dis

Politics | Politics

Trouble in Venice: can this trendy LA enclave reconcile a deep divide? | US news | The Guardian

As the neighborhood floods with tech workers and new wealth, its homeless population keeps rising – and a political battle is raging over what to do

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L.A. County will try to house 100 homeless youths in 100 days

Los Angeles Homeless Services officials will attempt to place 100 homeless youths in safe and stable housing within 100 days, according to a new goal announced Tuesday. 

News | Local News Articles

New homeless housing policy leads to tough choices

A North County nonprofit that houses homeless families says it will refuse roughly $100,000 in federal funding rather than comply with new regulations that forbid it from requiring its residents to stop using drugs.

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L.A. City Council calls for new plan to get homeless off the streets

Signaling a more assertive approach on homelessness, five Los Angeles City Council members introduced a measure Wednesday aimed at developing a comprehensive plan for getting 23,000 transients off the streets and into housing.

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Some homeless in Chicago live by asking for money on expressway ramps

Many people who are homeless in Chicago panhandle at expressway ramps. Linda Paul met some to learn about how their system helps them survive.