Homeless

Pete Demetriou/KNX1070
August 08, 2018 - 12:14 pm
(KNX 1070) -- Calls are growing for big reforms in the way LA police officers deal with homeless people. New numbers show that nearly all fines handed out by officers remain unpaid and offenders never appear in court; such as those fines levied for offenses like sleeping on the sidewalk or public...
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August 01, 2018 - 8:40 am
(KNX 1070) - LA County Supervisors are calling for extra help for homeless people who are having to endure the record heat this summer. Supervisor Kathryn Barger says the soaring temperatures make it really dangerous: The LA County Coroner is already investigating a number of deaths of homeless...
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CBS
July 03, 2018 - 1:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (CBS NEWS) -- Every month, Mary Davis throws a massive rooftop birthday party on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, home of some of the worst poverty in the nation. Davis says when you're on the rooftop, it feels like "you are on top of the world." But that's not a feeling the young...
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Claudia Peschiutta/KNX 1070
July 02, 2018 - 5:11 pm
(KNX 1070) -- A psychiatric hospital with locations in Echo Park and Rosemead has agreed to a settlement with the city and county of Los Angeles over allegations of "patient dumping." LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey says her office found evidence of more than 750 homeless people being...
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June 30, 2018 - 9:17 am
(CBS News) -- While 23-year-old Alejandro Reyes may blend in perfectly on UCLA's campus, he's keeping a secret from most of his classmates: he's homeless. His school locker is his closet. He brushes his teeth in a public restroom and, at times, he sleeps on a sofa inside a 24-hour campus library. "...
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June 21, 2018 - 11:34 am
(KNX1070) - With an estimated 23,000 unsheltered homeless people in the city, a new report indicates it would take more than $650 million to get them into beds in the first year alone. Reporter Claudia Peschiutta reports: In his state of the city speech earlier this year, Mayor Eric Garcetti...
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June 20, 2018 - 11:15 am
(KNX1070) - Malibu says the number of people who are homeless in the city - is down - by double digits - 14 percent. Last year 180 people were homeless and living on the streets of Malibu. So the city hired private social workers with the task of getting to know each person-- and working to find an...
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June 13, 2018 - 12:06 pm
(KNX1070) - The alleged dumping of a homeless man by LA County Sheriff’s deputies prompts a call for more help for the mentally ill. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department told a council committee that the deputies followed policy back in January when they offered to give a homeless man a ride...
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Pete Demetriou/KNX1070
May 31, 2018 - 12:06 pm
(KNX1070) - With tens of thousands of people living on the streets, homelessness is at crisis levels in southern California and today we found out there has been improvement in the numbers. The L.A. Homeless Services Authority used about 8,500 volunteers who fanned out across the city and county to...
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