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November 15, 2013 | By Gale Holland
PLACERVILLE, Calif. - At Hangtown Haven, Wednesdays were family night, and on movie night 30 to 40 residents watched DVDs on a mammoth outdoor TV. Residents nursed one another through drug and alcohol detoxification and helped heart and stroke patients recover in their tents. The mayor championed the endeavor, churches embraced it and one police chief said it brought down crime. But on Friday, what is believed to be California's only authorized, self-governing campground for homeless people shut down.
March 3, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
Alex Weinschenker was born 23 years ago last month. He was his parents' only child, and he was beautiful. He had a sparkle in his eye and as a small boy in Hancock Park, he loved reading "The Lorax" and "The Phantom Tollbooth," and making three-dimensional cities out of paper and tape. He was so smart, but different. He did not go with the flow. Less than one year into UC Santa Cruz, he declared himself done with formal education. "You're always taking the hard road," said his father, Greg, to which he replied, "No, I'm taking the road less traveled.
April 23, 2006
REGARDING "A City of Great Magnitude" [April 16]: We recently toured the 1906 San Francisco quake sites and found two restored quake cottages at the Presidio, along with three tents in which many refugees stayed. Both the tents and cottages are furnished as they would have been by the refugees. The tents came from the Army, which played a significant role in solving many of the immediate problems post-quake. The Presidio Visitors Center (now on the northern side of the Parade Ground)
June 16, 1985
Humane treatment of prisoners in the County Jail should certainly include a bed to sleep in, however, I am perplexed about a recent statement by one authority that "tents are not considered acceptable." Before the landings in Italy by the U.S. 7th Army, our battalion spent eight months in North Africa in eight-man tents that had double bunks. Not far from us were 600 Italian prisoners of war with similar arrangements. What was our sentence? The duration plus six months! JOSEPH E. IRVINE Santa Ana
June 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II led a procession of horse-drawn carriages down the track at the start of the Royal Ascot races today but gray skies and cold winds drove many racegoers inside refreshment tents. On a day when Britons traditionally parade their summer finery, umbrellas and heavy clothes were the fashion, although a few brave souls shivered in strapless tops and light jackets. The temperature didn't rise above 64 degrees.
May 21, 2006
The article by Jim Hayes ("Kaboom, Swat, Clang," The Generations Issue, April 30) really hit home. I lived in both Venice and Santa Monica. I went to school in tents after the earthquake. And I rode the Big Red Cars--the last time in 1942, when I went to Ft. MacArthur to be inducted into the Army. Give us more stories like this one. Paul Giampaolo Carlsbad
February 25, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Picture this -- blue skies, a teal sea, white sand and palm trees swaying in the cool seaside breeze. And in the middle of it all, two giant white tents full of hundreds of people boozing it up and eating until they couldn't breathe. It's the South Beach Food and Wine Festival in a nutshell. Four days of food, wine and Food Network stars. There were too many events to hit them all, but here are the highlights from a festival binge in Miami: The Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village and Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents: These tents acted as the main festival hub where guests could have their favorite Food Network chefs sign cookbooks, or watch a cooking demonstration by Rachael Ray, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and more stars.
October 14, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
Several Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested Friday after they embarked on an impromptu victory march through Lower Manhattan following the cancellation of a plan to clean the privately owned park where they have been camped for 28 days. Protesters had seen the planned cleanup as a ploy to evict them from Zuccotti Park, even though park owner Brookfield Office Properties said it wanted to move people only temporarily so it could scrub the plaza. But it also said that when protesters returned, they no longer could have tents, sleeping bags or tarps.
December 25, 1986 | JERRY BELCHER, Times Staff Writer
Ted Hayes' hopes for a Christmas Eve "miracle on 1st Street"--the setting up of Tent City II to provide holiday shelter for 300 of Los Angeles' estimated 30,000 homeless people--came close to happening Wednesday night but collapsed under the weight of governmental red tape and misunderstanding.
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