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Mayor To Block Enforcement Of Ordinances Targeting Homeless Encampments

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is directing city officials to hold off on enforcing new rules that allow faster dismantlement of homeless encampments until the City Council can make some changes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2015

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LA City Council Eases Rules For Dismantling Homeless Encampments

The Los Angeles City Council has made it easier to dismantle homeless encampments that supporters say are popping up around the city.

06/23/2015

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Residents, LAPD Concerned As Homeless Continue To Move Into Local Parks

Residents across the Southland are becoming frustrated as the number of homeless people camping out at local parks continues to grow.

06/08/2015

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Some Soliciting Donations Outside Markets Aren’t What They Seem, CBS2 Investigation Finds

A foundation with a message to feed the hungry and efforts that seem to get an outpouring of support from Southland shoppers is not what it seems, a CBS2 investigation by David Goldstein uncovered.

06/01/2015

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Crews Battle Fire At Old Fire Station In South LA

Crews Friday were battling a fire at an old fire station in South Los Angeles.

05/22/2015

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Report: Homelessness Up 12 Percent In LA County

The homeless count, conducted by more than 5,500 volunteers who fanned out across the county, found that many without homes are not in shelters.

05/11/2015

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South LA Man Gives Homeless Woman New Lease On Life By Building Her Small, Portable House

A 37-year-old man in South L.A. didn’t want to see a local woman sleeping on the streets anymore, so he built her a small, portable house.

04/28/2015

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LA Mission Serves Thousands Of Homeless People At Annual Easter Event

The Los Angeles Mission’s annual Easter Event was underway Friday.

04/03/2015

Advocates for the homeless on LA's Skid Row say the situation has never been more dangerous or more dire. (credit: CBS)

Life On Skid Row Becoming More Dangerous, Dire For Homeless

Longtime advocates — like the people who run the Union Rescue Mission — see the situation as getting worse.

04/01/2015

A Venice cafe owner is recovering after having his finger bit off in the weekend attack. (CBS)

Venice Transient Charged In Biting Off Merchant’s Fingertip

Prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a 31-year-old transient for allegedly biting off the fingertip of a Venice cafe owner in a dispute.

03/24/2015

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Venice Residents Frustrated As Business Owners Hold Closed Meeting Over Growing Security Problem

Two days after Clabe Hartley’s finger was bitten off by a transient, the Venice business owner had hoped to share his concerns with the community. But even he was turned away.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/23/2015

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California Non-Profit Empowers Homeless Youth Through The Arts

A local non-profit called Create Now brings thousands of children in need to cultural events like free concerts and plays.

03/11/2015

An officer-involved shooting left one man dead Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Protest Against Officer-Involved Shootings Involving Black Men Held In Downtown LA

Members of Stop Mass Incarceration Network and other civil rights advocates gathered about noon at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters and marched to Skid Row.

03/07/2015

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Fatal Skid Row Officer-Involved Shooting Raises Questions About Police Treatment Of Mentally Ill

New light is being shown on the plight of the homeless who live and die in the shadows of Skid Row in the wake of Sunday’s fatal officer-involved shooting.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/02/2015

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Deputies To Escort OC Civic Center Workers In Wake Of Homeless Assault

Employees at Orange County’s main center of government are being offered security escorts to their cars amid a sharp increase in the local homeless population.

02/23/2015

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