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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997 | DADE HAYES
The San Fernando Valley Homeless Shelter is operating "up to capacity" and could overflow if high winds prompt more people to seek shelter there, an official said Monday. Marlene Singer, manager of programs for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a joint city and county agency, said the shelter has been open continuously since mid-December. This year, the shelter is located at the Sylmar Army National Guard Armory, a change from its previous Van Nuys address.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1997
Activists for the homeless will meet with the Santa Monica City Council tonight to discuss their arrest and eviction at the Flamingo Hotel last month and the shortage of shelter beds in the city. David Busch, Michael Reinsborough and Jennaffer Waggoner were arrested Nov. 19 at the Ocean Avenue hotel for trespassing on private property and resisting arrest. About 35 people had occupied the hotel, which has been closed since 1992, to protest the lack of cold-weather shelters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority held the first of several public hearings Thursday designed to let homeless agencies coordinate their strategies. The meeting, held in South-Central Los Angeles, was attended by several agencies that work under the umbrella of the authority, a joint city-county operation that coordinates homeless services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1999
A homeless shelter for disabled people is in danger of closing its doors Saturday, when the facility's funding runs out. Operators of the Chavez House, a transitional living facility designed for the homeless disabled, are hoping donations from the public will keep the house open until they can secure future government funding. The Chavez House was opened five years ago at 3551 E. 4th Street by Community Rehabilitation Services Inc., a Los Angeles-based nonprofit group.
OPINION
March 16, 2007
Re "A police state on skid row," Opinion, March 12 Ramona Ripston is my colleague on the board of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. We are united in our frustration and disgust at the limited resources available to address the regionwide tragedy of homelessness. But I respectfully disagree that the Los Angeles Police Department has turned skid row into a "police state." The real threat to life and liberty on skid row is not the LAPD, it's heroin and cocaine. The LAPD's special enforcement is saving lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major change in the routine at the San Fernando Valley's only winter emergency shelter will allow the area's homeless to find relief from the cold and rain 24 hours a day. From Dec. 16 through Feb. 28, the Trudy and Norman Louis Valley Shelter will be among three to stay open all day and night, unlike previous years when hundreds of homeless men, women and children marked time on the streets until nightfall, when the facilities reopened.
OPINION
October 30, 2005 | Jan Perry, JAN PERRY represents the L.A. City Council's 9th District, which includes much of downtown Los Angeles.
WHAT WAS Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa thinking last week when he nominated Ramona Ripston, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority? This is a city with 91,000 homeless people -- the largest homeless population in the nation. Of these, 42% are chronically homeless and have lived on the street for many years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 | By Gale Holland
A jump in the number of Los Angeles County residents who became homeless in the last two years defied the national trend of a modest decline in the overall homeless population, according to federal estimates released Thursday. Los Angeles County's homeless population rose 15% from 2011 to 2013, to  57,737, a total second only to New York City. By contrast, the number of homeless Americans declined 6% since 2010, to 610,042, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2011 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of volunteers are fanning out this week to count the homeless throughout Los Angeles County. "If we're really serious about ending homelessness, we have to know what the problem is and how big it is," said Calvin J. Fortenberry, spokesman for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which organized the count. The census, which began Tuesday night, will take three days to complete. To qualify for federal funding to assist the homeless, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department requires communities to count their homeless populations on a given day every two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO and (B1), The Van Nuys Homeless Outreach Team received grants to expand its services Valleywide. At left, mother and sons walk to a shelter. Valley Roundup, B3.
A pilot project that moved intoxicated and addicted homeless people off downtown Van Nuys streets and into assistance programs has received two grants to continue operations in the Valley. The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), which operates near the civic center, will receive one federal grant of $30,000 through the city's Targeted Neighborhood Initiative. That money will continue the program in Van Nuys for six more months, said John Horn, the L.A. Family Housing Corp.
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