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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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1 Person At Whittier High School Tests Positive For TB

Students and teachers at a high school in Whittier are on high alert after it was discovered someone associated with the campus contracted tuberculosis.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2013

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

Health Official: Angelenos Not At Risk To Downtown TB Outbreak

Angelenos are not in danger in the wake of a tuberculosis outbreak on Skid Row, according to the top county health official.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2013

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LA Cops Reminded To Wear Masks In Downtown TB Area

Los Angeles police officers are being reminded to use face masks and to wash their hands frequently when dealing with sick people following an outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown’s Skid Row.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

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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