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Column: Encampments are dangerous eyesores, but they’re the only community homeless people know

Homeless encampments are the latest battleground in a raging debate about how to combat Los Angeles’ homeless crisis. This battle is decidedly one-sided. Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Council, facing intense political pressure, voted 13 to 2 to create a new law that includes harsher penalties for sitting and sleeping near places like schools, parks and fire hydrants. Across the Southland, the reopening of businesses has been accompanied by a crackdown on homelessness in public spaces.
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John Mulaney Files For Divorce From Wife Anna Marie Tendler 2 Months After Split

After six years of marriage, comedian John Mulaney has filed for divorce from Anna Marie Tendler. The two confirmed their split in May. John Mulaney has filed for divorce from wife Anna Marie Tendler after six years of marriage. According to TMZ, the comedian, 38, filed the papers in New York on Friday, July 23. The filing comes two months after the couple confirmed their separation in May. HollywoodLife has reached out to John’s rep for comment, and will update this accordingly when we hear back.
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Gov. Newsom signs bill to protect against rent gouging at mobile home parks

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) announces Assembly Bill (AB) 978 was signed into law on Friday, July 23. “As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to do more to keep people in their homes,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “I am thankful that Governor Newsom signed this important measure as we continue to address the housing crisis facing California.”
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Long Beach to launch new approach to address street homelessness

Long Beach is set to change its strategy for addressing street homelessness early next month. The city has discussed in recent years the idea of moving its Homelessness Education and Response Team, also known as HEART, from the Fire Department to the Health and Human Services Department — and officials announced this week that the transition has begun.
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Child Migrant Shelter At The Long Beach Convention Center Closes

LAist relies on reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. An emergency shelter for unaccompanied migrant children at the Long Beach Convention Center has closed its doors two weeks ahead of schedule. According to Long Beach officials, nearly all the children housed there have been reunited with U.S. relatives or sponsors.
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Beachfront Bought By Black Couple 97 Years Ago Returned To Family

Believe it or not, nearly a century ago an African American couple purchased property in Manhattan Beach, California in 1912. They built an oceanfront resort 97 years ago called Bruce's Beach, for African American members of the community to enjoy the beach. Charles and Willa Bruce were the first Black landowners in the city and certainly the first to own ocean-view property. For 12 years they had a thriving business, until the Klan forced them out and city officials seized their land.
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Judge handling Jolie-Pitt divorce case told to step down

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (Reuters) - The judge handling the bitter divorce case between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was ordered to step down on Friday after Jolie complained that he was not impartial. An appeals court ruling in California said Judge John Ouderkirk should have disclosed his previous professional...
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Migrant shelter at Long Beach Convention Center closes after housing 1,538 children

The migrant shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center has closed, Mayor Robert Garcia announced Friday, July 23, more than a week before the end of the site’s contract. Since the shelter first opened in April, 1,538 migrant children have moved through the facility and the vast majority of them are now with family members or sponsors. About 150 of them, though, were transferred to smaller sites run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as another step in the process of unifying them with family.
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Pasadena Church Services This Sunday

On Sunday, July 25 our summer Sundays schedule continues with both in-person and online worship. Alfredo Feregrino will be our preacher at both 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. as we continue to celebrate that congregational singing is back! Our public health and diocesan guidelines now allow singing — as long as participants are masked — so join us on Sunday as we once again offer a joyful noise from the pews of All Saints Church!
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Triathlete to raise funds for brother with rare Down syndrome disorder

Johnny Byrne, 22, was spending his summer juggling a business internship and classes at UC Berkeley when he decided to add training for the 70.3 mile Santa Cruz Triathlon to his schedule. The Manhattan Beach resident’s motivation to do the triathlon was to raise research funds for Down syndrome disintegrative disorder (DSDD), a rare disease that causes individuals with Down syndrome to regress in their language and other skills. Byrne’s younger brother Thomas suffers from the disorder.