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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