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June 10, 1991 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to place low-income families in vacant houses in North Hollywood is being condemned as "outrageous . . . stupid" or praised as "a win-win situation" by those who would be affected. Called Recycle a Neighborhood, Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro's proposed experiment would allow low-income families to live virtually rent-free for up to six months in vacant houses awaiting demolition by developers.
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June 10, 1991 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to place low-income families in vacant houses in North Hollywood is being condemned as "outrageous . . . stupid" or praised as "a win-win situation" by those who would be affected. Called Recycle a Neighborhood, Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro's proposed experiment would allow low-income families to live virtually rent-free for up to six months in vacant houses awaiting demolition by developers.
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May 3, 1987
In the article "Shelter for Homeless Outlasts Its Travails" by Patricia Klein (April 6), several implications were made regarding the Valley Interfaith Council's past and current participation in the Valley Shelter. While we don't deny that problems existed in starting the shelter and that we are pleased with the changes new management has brought, we feel the reporter omitted several pertinent facts from the story. Over a 24-month period, the council negotiated with a group advocating a shelter for Valley homeless.
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November 15, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than $2 million in new grants to homeless shelters in Los Angeles County are being allocated to pay for 800 permanent emergency shelter beds in the region, state officials announced Tuesday. Senate Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) announced the awards as part of an overall $5.8 million distributed as a result of Proposition 84, the emergency shelter bond measure passed by voters in November, 1988.
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December 9, 1994 | ANTONIO OLIVO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Arguments about the constitutionality of a Santa Ana ordinance aimed at controlling the city's homeless population began Thursday before the state Supreme Court. Supported by more than 90 city attorneys, Santa Ana is attempting to overturn a 1992 state appellate court decision that disallowed a city law prohibiting camping, the use of camping equipment--including sleeping bags or blankets--and the storage of personal items on public property.
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November 20, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA and JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With cold and possibly rainy weather forecast for the San Fernando Valley, the city of Los Angeles on Monday opened the National Guard Armory in Van Nuys to the homeless for the first time this winter. Only about 18 people showed up at the armory, but officials said the low turnout was typical for the first night. "It's a little bit difficult getting the word out on the first night," said Precilla Ortiz, assistant coordinator of the city program.
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October 12, 1986 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
'At present, we do not have a government funding source willing to pay the cost to help homeless families.' Gene Boutilier United Way spokesman The San Fernando Valley's largest shelter for the homeless, which has been plagued by management and financial problems that have recently forced it to turn away the families it was created to serve, will be taken over Nov. 1 by a new nonprofit agency. The agency, Valley Shelter Inc.
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September 28, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Several times since it opened in 1965, the Valley Rescue Mission in Pacoima, the oldest shelter for the homeless in the San Fernando Valley, has been on the verge of closing. But, unlike the urban campground for the homeless that shut Friday in downtown Los Angeles, the mission operated by Sister Gloria Davis has managed to persevere as a beacon of hope for the area's destitute.
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April 6, 1987 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Nancy Bianconi received a memorable welcome her first day as executive director of the Valley Shelter: a shelter resident threatened to kill her. "I came to work all excited about starting, and a man came up to me and said, 'I already killed one person. I could kill you just as easy,' " Bianconi recalled. Security officers responded to her screams. Later she learned that the man had recently been released from 27 years in prison for killing a policeman. "Oh, what a welcoming!"
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August 24, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
After more than a decade at the top in the role of serving the poor, the ill and the elderly, the Valley Interfaith Council has fallen upon hard times of its own in recent months. Last November, financial losses and administrative problems forced the agency to relinquish control of its most ambitious venture, a multimillion-dollar program in which a North Hollywood motel was purchased and operated as a home for the homeless.
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