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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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Venice Residents Sue LA City, County Over ‘Lawless’ Boardwalk

Residents in Venice have filed a lawsuit against the city and county of Los Angeles over what they say is a “lawless Skid Row” around the beach boardwalk.

02/04/2015

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VA To Build Housing For Homeless Vets At West LA Campus

More homeless veterans in Los Angeles may soon have a roof over their head with some help from the U.S. government.

01/28/2015

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Volunteers To Count LA County Homeless Over 3 Nights

Thousands of volunteers will begin fanning out across the San Gabriel Valley and eastern Los Angeles County Tuesday night in a three-day effort to count homeless people in the county.

01/27/2015

Investigators say they hope to identify the individuals seen in these photos who may have more information about the attack. (Photo courtesy Ventura PD)

Police: Ventura Homeless Man Set On Fire While Sleeping

Police sought the public’s help Friday in identifying three men who may have information about who set a homeless man on fire in Ventura.

01/23/2015

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