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L.A. City Council Approves a Controversial Anti-Camping Ordinance

Lawmakers are attempting to get a handle on the city's encampments by allowing case-by-case enforcement in sensitive areas, and homeless advocates are concerned
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As COVID Explodes Among the Unvaccinated, the Unhoused Are Being Left Behind

With a vaccination rate that lags more than 20 percent behind the rest of the population, the county's homeless residents could be on a crash course with disaster as the Delta variant wreaks havoc
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Opposition Is Mounting to a Local Judge’s Homeless Crisis Crusade

As the city and county appeal an unprecedented order to house Skid Row's homeless, municipalities across the West Coast issue their support

As His Homeless Housing Order Faces Appeals, a Judge Says He Won’t Let Up

During hearings last week, Judge David O. Carter promised his court would stay ”diligent and involved” in the Skid Row homelessness lawsuit that's generated headlines
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The Citizens of Skid Row: A View from Inside the Hub of L.A.’s Unhoused Community

Since the ’70s, this four-square-mile swath of downtown has been a symbol of the city’s urban blight. But for the people who live there, it’s a neighborhood with codes and customs all its own.
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Echo Park Lake Is Reopening to the Public on May 26

The fences will come down and the swan boats will sail again, but not without controversy
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An Appeals Court Has Halted a Judge’s Order on L.A. Homelessness—For Now

Judge David O. Carter's order calling for the housing of Skid Row's homeless has hit a small speed bump
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Will the Crisis at Echo Park Lake Sink Councilman Mitch O’Farrell?

The District 13 councilman became the fall guy for the politically disastrous clearing of Echo Park Lake’s homeless camp. Now the blowback threatens his re-election.
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‘We’re On It’: L.A. County Makes Its Case for Being Dropped from a Landmark Homelessness Lawsuit

At a virtual hearing today, an attorney for the county insisted to a judge, “We don’t belong in this lawsuit”
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L.A. County Is Appealing an Order That Demands Action on Homelessness

The filing sets up a showdown about the judiciary’s power over the city's and county's policy decisions