skid row

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 […]


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 […]



Pacific Health Corporation closes 3 hospitals

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Health Corporation officials say they’ll close their three remaining hospitals, in part because of legal costs associated with allegations they recruited homeless people to charge Medicare and Medi-Cal for care they didn’t need.


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LA cops reminded to wear masks in downtown TB area

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


Thanksgiving at the LA Mission

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of Skid Row residents and homeless people from downtown and beyond were served Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings today during the Los Angeles Mission’s annual holiday feast. Celebrities including […]


Kirk Douglas doubles Skid Row pledge to $10M

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kirk Douglas has doubled his Los Angeles Skid Row pledge for homeless women to $10 million – surprising even his wife, for whom the effort is named. Kirk and Anne Douglas […]


City can't seize possessions of homeless on Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal appeals court today upheld an order against the city of Los Angeles to stop the random seizure and destruction of the personal possessions of the homeless on Skid Row. […]


LA sets maintenance schedule to clean Skid Row

(AP) – Los Angeles officials plan weekly cleanings and monthly health inspections of downtown’s Skid Row after conducting an extensive sanitation of the area where more than 1,000 people sleep on the sidewalks nightly. Assistant […]


Ex-medical exec. gets prison in fraud scheme

(CNS) – The former senior vice president of City of Angels Medical Center was sentenced today to one year in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.1 million restitution for paying illegal kickbacks for referrals […]