LA City Council Seeks To Designate Attacks On Homeless As Hate CrimesThe move follows the arrest of a man in connection with a series of brutal attacks on homeless people in downtown L.A. and Santa Monica. Four of those victims died.
Residents Fed Up With Crime Face Off With Homeless Advocates In Belmont ShoreA group of about 50 volunteers gathered in the pre-dawn hours keep an eye out for crime in Belmont Shore were met by about 20 protestors across the intersection, calling the neighborhood watchers “vigilantes.”
South Gate Residents Protest Downey Homeless Project Close To Their NeighborhoodSouth Gate residents were protesting in Downey on Saturday over plans for a veterans housing project on Los Angeles County property.
Residents Tell Garcetti 'To Stop Dumping On Venice' During Meeting About Proposed Homeless ShelterLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti got an earful in Venice Wednesday at the the latest community showdown over a citywide project to house homeless people.
Concern Grows Over Homelessness, Incident Of Sex In Public At Popular Santa Monica ParkParents who live near Christine Emerson Reed Park in Santa Monica said they've been extra watchful of their children when they go to the park, given reports of lewd acts on park grounds.
Los Angeles County Supervisors OK Plan To Fight TyphusThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a pilot program to combat typhus in homeless encampments following a recent outbreak. The program will include cleaning up streets, offering housing and providing mobile showers, hand sanitizer and flea repellent for those who remain on the streets.
Fourth Man Dies In LA Homeless Attack SpreeThe man was violently beaten while sleeping on a Santa Monica street. The suspect has been linked to at least seven attacks over a two-week period.
Man Deported 6 Times Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder In Homeless AttacksRamon Escobar was charged Wednesday with three counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder and four counts of second-degree robbery.