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‘Operation Healthy Streets’ underway in Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Cleaning crews descended on a main stretch of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles today as part of a stepped-up effort to clear the streets of debris while simultaneously reaching out […]

08/13/2014

Margaret Warrick, a 55-year-old homeless woman, lies on a bench in the outdoor courtyard of the Midnight Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, Thursday, April 18, 2013. Warrick says she spends the night in the courtyard because it is safer than sleeping on the street by herself. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LA doubles budget to clean up Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today more than doubled the budget for improving sanitary conditions on Skid Row. Expanding the funding from $1.5 million to $3.7 million will enable authorities to […]

05/13/2014

Richard Gere walked around New York dressed as homeless man…and someone gave him food

Richard Gere plays a homeless man in his upcoming movie “Time Out of Mind.” On Tuesday, he walked around New York in character, while movie cameras secretly filmed him. He was eating a burger out […]

04/25/2014

Skid Row in Los Angeles

Nearly $4m cleanup plan proposed for LA’s skid row

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles official is proposing a nearly $4 million cleanup for skid row that would give the homeless more access to bathrooms and places to store their belongings. The Los […]

04/08/2014

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Man jailed after sleeping in Portland police car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police arrested a homeless man who spent the night sleeping in the back of a patrol car and then couldn’t get out. Sgt. Pete Simpson said an officer was in […]

02/11/2014

A Tumbler feed of people who take selfies with homeless people.

The mean side of selfies

Turns out that the selfie craze has a mean streak. There’s a new trend where mostly young people are taking self-snapped smartphone photos with homeless people.  In these photos, the subjects photograph themselves with homeless […]

02/11/2014

Ohio women prisoners weave mats for homeless (video)

(AP) – Inmates at Ohio’s prison for women are making mats for homeless people using an all-too-familiar artifact of the modern world: plastic grocery bags. The women crochet the six-foot by four-foot sleeping mats, which […]

09/24/2012

Housing the homeless

(AP) – Los Angeles County authorities have announced a plan to take 1,000 chronically homeless people off the streets. The program announced Thursday will spend $105 million in government and donated funds to move the […]

08/16/2012

Good Friday banquet serves L.A.'s homeless

(CNS) – Hundreds of people waited in a line that wrapped around the block in Skid Row Friday for the Los Angeles Mission’s annual Good Friday banquet, where they were served meals, a foot wash […]

04/07/2012

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