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United Way’s HomeWalk raises $1.1 million for homeless

LOS ANGELES — More than 10,000 people participated in the 12th annual HomeWalk in downtown Los Angeles May 18, billed as the nation’s largest public event to end homelessness. More than $1.1 million was raised, with additional funds expected through May 31, Melissa Gersh, the interim director communications and content for United Way of Greater Read More…

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Contract cities voice concerns about new sheriff

LOS ANGELES — As County Sheriff Alex Villanueva faces a crisis over his decision to hire back troubled deputies and his challenging of some policing reforms, he is getting pushback from some leaders in the cities his department patrols under contract. Those cities collectively paid $310 million to the Sheriff’s Department this past year and Read More…

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Judge allows bridge housing facility in Venice

LOS ANGELES — A judge May 10 denied a preliminary injunction that would have held up construction on a temporary bridge housing facility for the homeless in Venice that is strongly opposed by some community leaders. The Venice location is a vacant bus yard owned by the county Metropolitan Transportation Authority at 100 E. Sunset Read More…