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Police Commission Rules Officers Justified In Using Lethal Force In Fatal Shooting Of Transient On Skid RowThe Los Angeles Police Commission has ruled that officers were justified in using lethal force in connection with the shooting death of a homeless man on Skid Row.
LA Mission's Christmas Eve Feast Feeds 3K Needy FamiliesThe menu for this year's gourmet meal was prepared by Chef Ben Ford.
LA City Council Pledges $12.4 Million To Provide Beds, Shelter For HomelessThe Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved $12.4 million to be used to provide immediate housing for the city's sizable homeless population ahead of what is predicted to be a particularly stormy winter.
Thousands Of Children Receive New Apparel, School Supplies On Skid Row Thousands of underprivileged children on Skid Row participated in one of the largest back-to-school giveaways on Thursday.
Former LA County Inmates File Action Over Treatment Of Mentally Ill PrisonersA group of homeless and mentally ill former inmates of Los Angeles County jails are blasting a settlement between the federal government and the county, saying it perpetuates the cycle between Skid Row and jail cells.
Diehard Dodgers Fan Uses Facebook To Help Skid Row's HomelessFrank Mercado isn't your average Dodgers fan.
Family Of Cameroon Man Shot By Police On Skid Row Files LawsuitThe family of a mentally ill homeless man killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row sued Wednesday, contesting officers' claim that the man reached for one of their guns and calling it "a classic case of abuse of power and deadly force."
Officers Accused Of Using Bean-Bag Rounds, Taser On Man In Wheelchair During ArrestAuthorities say they are investigating an incident involving officers who allegedly used bean bag rounds and a Taser on a homeless man in a wheelchair.
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.
Teacher Choosing To Be Homeless Hopes To Teach Students A Lesson With Time On Skid RowThomas Rebman, a schoolteacher from Orlando, quit his job to raise awareness about the complex issue and launch a program called "Homeless and Hungry."
Funeral Held For Homeless Man Fatally Shot By LAPD More Than 2 Months AgoThe fatal shooting of Charly Keunang was captured on cellphone video that went viral. It occurred on March 1.
Artist Known As Skid Robot Produces Piece On Canvas To Raise Funds For HomelessAn anonymous artist whose paintings are seen throughout Skid Row is producing a piece on canvas for the first time to raise funds for the homeless.

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