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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part II)

July 19, 2014
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This is part two of a four-part story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part I)

July 12, 2014
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This is part one of a four-part story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

February 20, 2014
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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

A special task force of LAPD officers has been targeting Annie Moody, a homeless woman in Skid Row for little more than sleeping, sitting or lying down on a sidewalk, according to police emails obtained by a public records request. Called “Operation Bad Moody,” the campaign has led to Moody being arrested scores of...
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Statewide actions planned for Homeless Bill of Rights

January 14, 2014
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Homeless advocates are planning actions across California to promote a bill of rights for the un-housed this coming Friday and weekend. Activists from at least 10 cities will be participating through community forums, speak-outs and marches. In Los Angeles, advocates are planning a “sleep-out” in Venice, where participants will pitch tents and sleep overnight...
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Photographers beware! Big Brother is watching you

November 27, 2013
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The next time you want to take a photograph in public, take pause, for that snapshot may land your personal information in federal counter-terrorism databases for the next 30 years. Photographers, both amateur and professional, as well as tourists, artists, college students, contractors, engineers, journalists, activists and others, have been secretly reported to the...
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LAPD’s secret reporting on non-criminal behavior to get public airing

October 14, 2013
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Los Angeles’ Human Relations Commission voted Thursday, Oct. 10, to hold public hearings or forums that would address the police department’s secret reporting on non-criminal behavior. The commission’s support marks a change in luck for the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, which has had difficulty gaining serious attention from the LAPD and the police commission....
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Campaign for homeless bill of rights kicks off in California

October 7, 2013
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Homeless advocates in Los Angeles helped launch a statewide campaign on Saturday, Oct. 5, to get California to adopt a bill of rights for the homeless. Citing a growing effort by local governments to use laws and business improvement districts to target the homeless and mold poorer neighborhoods in the interests of businesses and...
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The dubious seizure of Laurel Greenstein’s home

August 5, 2013
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The dubious seizure of Laurel Greenstein’s home

When Laurel Greenstein filed for bankruptcy in May of last year, the filing should have stopped Wells Fargo & Co. from foreclosing on her Woodland Hills home. That is until attorneys working for Wells Fargo put Greenstein through, what she describes as, an “excruciating journey filled with horrifying discoveries.” Now, at nearly 60 years...
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Los Angeles activists take issue with Monsanto and GM crops in global protest

May 27, 2013
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Over 1,000 protesters marched and rallied in Los Angeles Saturday, May 25, decrying Monsanto Co., a global biotechnology firm that produces genetically engineered and genetically modified crops. Demonstrators accused the company of endangering public health, hindering small farmers, threatening the environment and corrupting government. The demonstration was fueled in part by recent outrage over...
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Anti-eviction advocates open foreclosed home for owner

April 24, 2013
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Another set of locks has been broken on a foreclosed home, this time for South Los Angeles resident Cathelene Hughes. On Sunday, April 21, members of the Los Angeles Anti-Eviction Campaign broke the locks on Hughes’ home located on the 9800 block on South Wall Street. “This feels great,” said Hughes, 72, who had...
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