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April 5, 1985
About 50 homeless people who founded a shantytown in a Los Angeles Skid Row playground are fighting to prevent county health officials from closing it down because of unsanitary conditions, a spokesman for the homeless said Thursday. "We're not ignorant of these conditions," shantytown spokesman Ted Hayes said, acknowledging the stench of human excrement in the air. "But we are homeless people who are trying to do something for ourselves."
December 30, 1986
A planned march on nearby City Hall by homeless people camping in Tent City II was canceled after they were granted permission by the state to remain on the site of the old State Building on 1st Street until Jan. 3. Under the original agreement, Tent City--a 5,000-square-foot circus tent and several smaller tents--were to be removed by 5 p.m. today.
March 28, 1993
As the moderator of the Junior Statesmen's mayoral forum, I was disturbed to see how the forum was characterized in your article (March 21). The students who attended saw the event as a great success. Eight mayoral candidates spent their afternoon speaking to 150 high school students, mostly nonvoters, addressing youth concerns. The absence of Michael Woo and Richard Riordan, while unfortunate, didn't take away from the educational value of the event. The Times characterized the students' 41% vote for "fringe candidate" Ted Hayes as just a way of getting back at the candidates who didn't attend.
October 26, 1987 | From United Press International
A member of the Justiceville homeless encampment was wounded Sunday by a shot fired from a speeding car near Exposition Park, where homeless activists have been living in tents, police said. Darrin Scott, 25, was shot in the back while walking across the street from the park next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Police Sgt. Candy Holmstedt said. He was in stable condition at County-USC Medical Center. Police said the shot was fired by one of four men who were in a dark-colored sports car.
June 18, 1987
The number of homeless staying at the city's temporary "urban campground" climbed above 200 on its third day of existence, according to Salvation Army officials. Several homeless campers began setting up about 50 blue and white tents the city had located for their use at the 320 S. Santa Fe Ave. campground, but most most continued to sleep on cots under open-air canopies.
January 19, 1988
About 150 homeless people who had camped at Venice Beach moved after the weekend's storm and high tides flooded their tents. Their decision to evacuate averted a possible showdown with police who had warned them they must leave by today. The police warning was issued under a law that took effect Sunday which bans overnight sleeping on the beach. But the weather proved to be more persuasive.
August 28, 2004 | Zeke Minaya and Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writers
Below the Harbor Freeway in the homeless encampment known as Dome Village, residents have spent the past days gathering around televisions. They don't want to miss a moment of Joanna Hayes competing in the Athens Olympics. "'People would walk around yelling, 'Joanna is running! Joanna is running!' when she was on television," said Graham Foster, 49. The petite Hayes, 27, is the daughter of Dome Village's founder, homeless activist Ted Hayes.
August 31, 1989
Susan Packer Davis, chairwoman of the city's Rent Control Board, this week endorsed homeless activist Ted Hayes' efforts to provide temporary housing for the homeless. "I think it's incumbent on elected officials to support people like Ted," Davis told a press conference on the City Hall lawn.
December 21, 1986
Plans for a Tent City on the site of the old state building on 1st Street between Spring Street and Broadway got a last-minute reprieve, and sponsors Saturday said the project to shelter 300 homeless people over the holidays will proceed. Officials had said late Thursday that they could not waive insurance on the property to permit the project unless a $2,500 insurance premium was furnished. That appeared to have killed the shelter program.
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