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November 4, 1987 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
More than half of Los Angeles shelters face critical shortages of money, a new study of the shelter system for the homeless in Los Angeles County has found. So far, the shelters have managed to keep their doors open and even double their service to nearly 5,000 beds in the last 2 1/2 years, according to the study by the Shelter Partnership Inc., an organization that assists in developing and maintaining emergency shelters.
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OPINION
January 15, 2005
Re "Snared by Their Shelters," Column One, Jan. 10: As a tax professional regulated by the Internal Revenue Service, I applaud efforts by the IRS and California to crack down on the buyers and sellers of "abusive trusts." These tax-avoidance schemes for the wealthy should be particularly offensive to most taxpayers who pay their fair share. While there is no question in my mind that the accounting and law firms who perpetrate these fraudulent shelters are fully culpable, it is hard to believe that such participants as Pacific Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey and Assemblywoman Carol Liu are innocent "victims."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles launched a new 60-day shelter program for the homeless Monday, but had to find new homes for part of the program. The National Guard, citing factors such as the Persian Gulf mobilization, refused to allow two armories to be converted from part-time shelters to nightly use.
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November 29, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the chill of winter bearing down on Southern California, emergency shelter operators are preparing for homeless people seeking to come in from the cold. But this year, emergency shelters operating in National Guard armories in Los Angeles and Orange counties will enforce tighter security measures, requiring homeless people to show photo identification (those without will be issued an ID) and to allow their belongings to be searched nightly, officials said.
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February 4, 1993 | JON NALICK
The Santa Ana and Fullerton National Guard armories, which have been available as emergency shelters for the homeless this winter, will be closed Friday through Sunday. Shelter for the Homeless spokesperson Abba Anderson said the armories will be used on those days for regular training, but two area churches will offer shelter over the weekend to make up for the lost beds. Community United Methodist Church, 6662 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach, will be open all three days.
NEWS
January 5, 1988 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
The welcome but probably brief break in the cold and wet weather that has been plaguing Los Angeles' homeless for the past month came with a mixed blessing Monday. As the temperature climbed into the mid-60s, the city and county closed all of their emergency shelters and restricted their voucher program, sending hundreds of homeless back into the streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Karen and her two teen-age sons have been living in campgrounds, motels and shelters for the past year. Now the family lives at the Fullerton New Vista Shelter, and Karen says it is a relief to finally have a place to call home for a few months. "It's such a shock, after all the years of working, to realize one day you don't have a home to go to," said Karen, who now has a job as a nurse's assistant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1988
Without debate, the Los Angeles City Council has voted unanimously to allow the demolition of the former Evangeline Residence for Women, once one of the few low-cost shelters in the city. Unocal Properties, which bought the downtown Los Angeles building last year, had sought an exemption from a city ban on demolition of low-rent housing facilities. Unocal officials said they had not intended to operate the building as a shelter.
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January 22, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Neighbors who hate it, homeless who need it and officials furious about it will all come together tonight when the Planning Commission decides whether the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park can build a shelter on its grounds. The decision could be the beginning of the end of a long-running feud between Pastor Wiley S. Drake and the city over illegal camping on the church grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1990
County shelter officials, surprised by a cold snap that left many homeless people shivering on the streets, said Wednesday that they will consider opening National Guard armories to the homeless earlier next winter. This year's armory program is scheduled to begin Saturday and provide shelter to about 125 people through March 31, as weather conditions dictate. Shelter coordinator Dianne M. Edwards said the Dec.
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