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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1985
I collect money, food and clothing for the Salvation Army in Santa Monica for the street people. Many people are under the impression that most street people are bums or alcoholics. True, some are, and they brought this upon themselves, but they are human beings to be pitied, and they are cold and hungry too. So let's open our hearts and pocketbooks to all the street people. FRANCES CRONE Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | Catherine Saillant
Fernando Anglero is a fixture among the street people who live in downtown L.A.'s Arts district, known for his off-color, funny signs that one local loft-dweller says bring "fun energy" to the neighborhood. But the homeless man residents know only as Fernando stands out for another reason -- he's marketing himself as a street comic using social media. To promote his "cardboard comedy," Anglero has created a website with help from Arts district residents. He also has a Facebook page and a personal hashtag, #fernandolove, to make it easier to find him on Instagram and Twitter.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1988
I've read many an article on the plight of "street people" and people living in poverty. None has touched a response in me as Ray Perez's Jan. 25 article, "Well-Heeled Befriend Down-at-Heels." Three cheers for the group Street People in Need. And three cheers for SPIN's church, Our Lady Queen of Angels. I, too, feel that if we look each other in the eye, get to know each other and then try to help, solutions will come. Solutions that have evaded us in the past. LAURETTA CALLENDER Cypress
NATIONAL
April 15, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
BOSTON -- A eerie strangeness fell over the streets of Boston as the sun set Monday night. Police personnel in bright yellow vests directed traffic around a 15-block radius that remained closed around the site of Monday's twin bombings. Pedestrians wandered, as if lost. Ambulances stood at the ready up and down blocks of quiet brownstones near Copley Plaza, their lights flashing, sirens off. Police officers with machine guns stood guard at the Westin Hotel, where emergency personnel were based.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1985
Regarding bag people and restrooms (Nov. 15): To take away this facility without first providing another as adequate is, in my opinion, unjust and discriminatory. N.J. MIKUS Westminster
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1985
There are 17 cities in Orange County that are going into redevelopment and eminent-domain proceedings. All the media seem to think the current flood of "street people" and "Bag Ladies" is due to unemployment caused by automation and foreign competition or dumping. A very important contribution to the "street people" population is the result of redevelopment when a person just barely making it lives in housing considered to be substandard by some study group looking into an area of homes wanted for commercial development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1985
Nearly three months ago (Editorial Pages, Nov. 11), you published my article about Sally, the elderly lady who lived at the bus stop outside our church for about 80 nights. The story ended with the dual question: "Will her human dignity ever be restored? And will we, her brothers and sisters, ever recover ours?" Due to widespread attention given to this one, symbolic poor person (through The Times and the many other papers that also ran the article), I trust that many people have become more sensitized to the plight of the unfortunate.
NEWS
February 15, 1986 | United Press International
About 200 street people upstaged a national conference on the homeless Friday by storming into a fashionable downtown hotel, demanding jobs and housing. The street people occupied the lobby of the Philadelphia Centre Hotel, chanting "jobs, housing and human needs" for several minutes before security guards escorted them outside, officials said.
NEWS
August 11, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to count the nation's homeless population for the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau plans to hire street people for the 1990 Census to scout alleys, all-night movie theaters and other places where the homeless are likely to be found. The bureau makes a practice of hiring census takers from the groups being counted, Moises Carrasco, state coordinator of the Census Bureau's community awareness program in California, said in an interview Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1985 | NANCY SKELTON, Times Staff Writer
Some worry that they are trying to drive the street people out of one of the only patches of green left in downtown Los Angeles. Others simply do not want Pershing Square to change. And there are some who think it might be one of the most exciting things to happen downtown in decades. But no one was neutral in Pershing Square on Friday over a proposed $11.
OPINION
April 9, 2012 | By Carol Schatz
A federal judge last year issued a preliminary injunction against the city of Los Angeles, effectively allowing anyone in the area around skid row to store personal belongings - including mattresses, overflowing plastic bags and shopping carts - on the sidewalks. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez was intended to protect the possessions of homeless and street people, and to prevent them from being mistaken for garbage and removed from the public sidewalks. As a predictable - if unintended - consequence of that ruling, hundreds of people have transformed the streets of skid row and surrounding neighborhoods into their personal storage facilities.
OPINION
April 8, 2011 | By Peter Lovenheim
When I was growing up in upstate New York in the late 1950s and '60s, people didn't exercise in public the way they do now. You didn't see adults jogging, biking or power-walking on the street. Except one. Nearly every day, a middle-aged woman of slight build walked rapidly through our suburban neighborhood, usually with her head down. No one knew her name, so we called her the Walker. She usually wore a simple blue or yellow dress, if memory serves, and when it rained she would wear a clear plastic raincoat with a hood pulled over her head.
OPINION
July 30, 2009 | Gary Blasi, Gary Blasi is a professor at the UCLA School of Law.
When the ACLU and a prominent private law firm sued the city of Santa Monica recently regarding the treatment by its police of homeless people with disabilities, the reaction from city officials was swift, understandable and predictable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
"You just come in to Laguna Beach, brand new?" Police Officer Jason Farris asked the weathered man in the brown, floppy hat. Lolling at the edge of the city bus depot -- bedroll, canteen and cane plunked by his side -- the man stiffened warily. But Farris was undeterred. Less than 15 minutes later, Johnny, as the man calls himself, was chattering about life as a tattoo artist as he flashed the cop photos of his former wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2008 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Seeking more efficient delivery of social services, Ventura County homeless advocates this week released the results of a survey that identifies the typical homeless person in the county as a white male, over 40, with a history of mental illness or substance abuse. "This profile is really not the stereotypical homeless person in the minds of most people," said Karol Schullkin, a program director with the county's Human Services Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2006 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
In Los Angeles' most maligned neighborhood, they hope to put the skids to one image-polishing idea. Street people and loft residents have joined forces to block removal of the name "Skid Row" from the sides of firetrucks and rescue ambulances that are assigned to the beleaguered downtown zone. The name has been painted for decades on equipment that is operated out of Station 9, the 7th Street firehouse that serves the skid row area and proclaims itself "the busiest fire station in the country."
NEWS
February 27, 2005 | Sharon Cohen, Associated Press Writer
The family sleeps in a single room, its walls bare and windowless, its cracked concrete floor crowded with plastic storage bins and three mattresses: one for dad, one for mom and daughter, one for the three young sons. Fluorescent lights will flicker on at 6 a.m. to start their new day. This room in an old red-brick factory-turned-shelter in Chicago is home to the Torres family. They consider themselves lucky to be here. They have a warm place to stay, three meals a day -- and each other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2005 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
Covered in blankets on the shadowy steps of a Venice church, the two sleeping forms are nearly impossible to see. Linda Miles and Venita Archer, two volunteers canvassing the streets for homeless people, probe the darkness with a flashlight. "I think it's a guy and a woman," Miles says finally. "I'm amazed they didn't wake up." Archer makes two hash marks on a tally sheet and the team continues its search, slowly crisscrossing 30 blocks of streets and alleyways in Miles' Mitsubishi.
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