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Exclusive: New Building Marks Anniversary For Group That Provides Homes To Those Without

SRO Housing Corp. is transforming the Rosslyn, once considered one of LA’s most luxurious hotels, from a Skid Row flophouse into a refuge for those looking for affordable housing.

06/19/2014

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LA City Council Doubles Budget To Clean Up Skid Row

The L.A. City Council Tuesday added another $2.2 million to a program aimed at cleaning up homeless areas.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/13/2014

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Woman Sentenced To 12 Years For Killing Woman On Skid Row With Her Limo

Nancy Lekon, 47, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

04/30/2014

People wait in line for a free lunch during the Los Angeles Mission's Good Friday event on Skid Row on March 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Celebrities and volunteers joined together in giving something back to this community of the homeless, among the largest in the US, who were fed a fully-prepared meal and had the opportunity to be given foot washing and hygiene kits. Foot washing, a symbolic ritual of humbleness and respect derived from Jesus Christ's washing of his disciples feet at the Last Supper, was offered by the Los Angeles Health Center and volunteers. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

City Proposal Aims To Clean Up LA’s Skid Row Area

A series of proposals were made by the city’s chief administrative officer Monday that will aim to clean up Skid Row.

04/07/2014

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Actor Zac Efron Reportedly Punched In Face By Homeless Man On Skid Row

Police said they were called to the area around 2:25 a.m.

03/27/2014

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LA City Attorney To Drop Appeal Of Ban On Seizure Of Skid Row Property

City prosecutors are expected to halt efforts to appeal a court ruling that prevents the removal of shopping carts and other items left behind by transients on streets in downtown Los Angeles.

03/25/2014

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Video Of BMX Riders Bunny Hopping Over Homeless Near Skid Row Sparks Debate

A video showing BMX riders bunny hopping over homeless people near Skid Row has sparked debate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

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Montebello Hospital To Pay $200K In Homeless Patient Dumping Settlement

A Montebello hospital has agreed to pay $200,000 in civil penalties and adopt new protocols for discharging homeless patients, the City Attorney’s Office said.

01/03/2014

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Midnight Mission Serves Meals, Gives Christmas Gifts To Underprivileged Children On Skid Row

The annual Christmas tradition of giving to the needy continued on Wednesday, bringing joy to hundreds of children.

12/25/2013

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Union Rescue Mission To Host Thanksgiving Meal For 4,000 On Skid Row

Volunteers Thursday began deep-frying 580 turkeys that will be served Saturday at the Union Rescue Mission.

CBS Los Angeles–11/22/2013

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Foot Locker Provides 4K Underprivileged Children With New Shoes, Clothes

More than 4,000 underprivileged children Thursday were receiving, what will be for many, their first pair of athletic shoes during Foot Locker’s “Cares for Kids Back-To-School Giveaway”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/03/2013

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Man Sentenced To Prison, Nearly $10M Restitution For Recruiting Homeless In Healthcare Scam

A Los Angeles man was ordered to pay close to $10 million in restitution and serve 18 months in federal prison for a healthcare scam that exploited thousands of homeless people.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2013

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Los Angeles Mission Hosts Job Fair For Area Homeless

The 12th Annual Skid Row Career Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the mission, located at 303 E. Fifth Street, in downtown Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/06/2013

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Easter Brunch At Midnight Mission Draws Thousands To LA’s Skid Row

Thousands of people were served Easter brunch Sunday at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles.

03/31/2013

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3K Attend Annual Los Angeles Mission Easter Event

The Los Angeles Mission is holding their annual Easter event on Good Friday in downtown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/29/2013

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