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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the shutdown of the Occupy L.A. encampment on City Hall grounds at 12:01 a.m. Monday, saying officials can no longer "maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment," according to a statement issued Friday. Villaraigosa said the city's General Services Police Department, which enforces the law in city parks, will walk through the encampment handing out bilingual fliers and give verbal notice that the park will close. Social workers will also visit the encampment, according to the statement.
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WORLD
July 8, 2013 | By Manar Mohsen
CAIRO -- An assault on an encampment of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during Muslim prayers early Monday was unprovoked and sudden, protesters told The Times in interviews following the clash. Muslim Brotherhood officials, who are supporting Morsi, said Egyptian security forces raided the encampment outside the Republican Guard compound where followers of the former president have been protesting for days, demanding the release of their leader. Morsi is believed to be under arrest there since a military coup last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
With Occupy protesters cleared out of camps in Oakland, Portland and New York in recent days, the encampment of tents surrounding Los Angeles City Hall is among the biggest and last such protests still standing. But on Tuesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said it cannot stand indefinitely. Beck said police were working with protesters on a timeline to shut down or move the camp while avoiding the sort of confrontations seen in other cities. But several protesters said they knew of no negotiations or timeline to end the demonstration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2011 | By Lee Romney, Maria L. La Ganga and Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles -- Hundreds of supporters of the Occupy Oakland movement were gathered late Wednesday near the area where police and demonstrators clashed in a violent confrontation the night before that left several people injured and more than 100 others arrested. Meanwhile, across the bay, Occupy San Francisco demonstrators faced off with police clad in riot gear along the Embarcadero. Officers chased after several people who had gathered along the street, but it was unclear late Wednesday whether any arrests had been made.
OPINION
November 25, 2002
"Crackdown Demanded on Skid Row Camps" (Nov. 19) states that some agencies that provide services to the homeless denounced our plan, saying that "it was merely another attempt to sweep the streets of homeless people who have nowhere else to go." In fact, our plan specifically calls for an anti-street encampment ordinance in conjunction with providing a shelter bed for every person removed from an encampment. Another so-called homeless advocate stated that "most addicts and mentally ill are not service-resistant," they just don't want to abide by the rules at shelters.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1992 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
On the patio outside Ambassador Auditorium, a couple of Frula musicians-turned-vendors manned a sale table filled with trinkets representing the arts and crafts of Eastern Europe. A few minutes later, onstage, they picked up their instruments and accompanied the troupe's 25 dancers in a program titled "Tzigane." That's where the resemblance to Gypsy life, as strangers might perceive it, ended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2003 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
A makeshift encampment a stone's throw from Staples Center was cleared of more than 100 street people by police before a city skip loader flattened it Monday. City officials said they were responding to complaints from local businesses, increasing crime and unsanitary conditions at the encampment, next door to a homeless shelter on Golden Avenue just west of the Harbor Freeway. Los Angeles police had posted notices warning the homeless that their camp would be dismantled Monday and offering room in shelters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports.
The Camp Paradise homeless plan to resurrect their riverside encampment, but the city has said it will boot any squatters. "I'm going all the way," camp founder Larry Templeton said, vowing to pitch tents this week along the San Lorenzo River near the California 1 bridge. About 15 people were expected to move into Camp Paradise, which had 50 residents in its heyday last year. The encampment existed openly from February 2001 until the river washed it away in December.
NEWS
March 19, 1994
A group of homeless people who have lived in an elaborate, furnished encampment under the San Diego Freeway--some for as long as five years--persuaded a judge Friday to let them stay at least another week. A few hours after the legal victory, several acres across the street from the encampment burned. No one was injured and no property was lost. Authorities say they suspect arson.
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