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The feds are screening people who may have been exposed to a drug-resistant tuberculosis. (credit: CBS)

Thousands May Have Been Exposed To Deadly TB Epidemic Downtown

The feds are descending on downtown LA to combat what they say might be a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.

02/21/2013

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Midnight Mission On Skid Row Serves Its Millionth Free Meal Of 2012

The Midnight Mission on Skid Row served its millionth free meal of the year Wednesday to a 65-year-old volunteer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2012

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Celebs, Angelenos Spend Christmas Helping The Needy

Celebrities and Angelenos alike are coming together Tuesday to give those in need a Christmas to remember.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/25/2012

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Doctor Sentenced To Year In Prison For $11M Medicare Fraud

A Southern California doctor has been sentenced to prison for an $11 million Medicare scheme that paid kickbacks to patients recruited on Skid Row.

12/19/2012

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Prefab Modular Building In Skid Row To Provide Homeless Housing

The more than 100 prefabricated modular units being stacked on top of an abandoned parking lot in the middle of Skid Row is touted as a cost-effective way to get homeless people off the streets of Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/12/2012

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LA Mission Serves Up 76th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

The Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. Fifth Street, celebrated its 76th year providing more than 3,500 meals for the city’s homeless Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/21/2012

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Kobe, In Skid Row, Releases Web Series Focusing On Homelessness In Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant visited skid row in downtown Los Angeles during a summer night to visit the thousands of people that are left homeless.

11/13/2012

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New Anti-Crime Cameras Being Installed Downtown

Officials said 38 anti-crime cameras will soon be installed in downtown Los Angeles.

11/08/2012

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Fred Jordan Mission, Footlocker Gives Away 5K Shoes, School Supplies To Needy Children

More than 5,000 underprivileged children received brand new shoes, clothing and school supplies Thursday thanks to a partnership between Foot Locker and the Fred Jordan Mission.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/04/2012

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Appeals Court OKs Sidewalk Storage On Skid Row For Homeless People

A federal appeals court has upheld the right of homeless people on Los Angeles’ Skid Row to temporarily leave their belongings unattended on sidewalks.

CBS Los Angeles–09/05/2012

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LA Clergy Group: Stop Feeding Homeless On Skid Row

A group of downtown clergy members has taken the unusual step of publicly urging other religious organizations to stop feeding homeless people on the streets of Skid Row, saying the effort is well meaning but misguided.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2012

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Crews Prep Skid Row Sidewalks For Power Washing

City cleanup crews descended on Skid Row Tuesday to clean up the human waste, hypodermic needles, condoms and rats that have built up in the area.

06/19/2012

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Study: 1 In 4 Skid Row Residents Is Infected With Hepatitis C

A new study shows that one in four Skid Row residents in downtown Los Angeles is infected with hepatitis C, more than 10 times the rate of the general population.

06/12/2012

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2 Men Wounded In Shooting Along LA’s Skid Row

Authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding a double shooting on the streets of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning.

06/03/2012

Ray Castellani has served up 1 million meals on Skid Row from the back of his van. (credit: CBS)

Good Samaritan Serves Up His 1 Millionth Meal On Skid Row

It took him 25 years and a lot of perseverance but on Sunday, 79-year-old Ray Castellani served up his 1 millionth meal to the needy on Skid Row.

05/13/2012

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