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Homelessness

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  • Letter: Inaction is part of homeless problem

    Re: “Some homeless people are a hazard,” Mailbag, April 8. In Linda L. Simeone’s letter regarding homelessness in Burbank, she asked if a homeless woman has no family and “who she belongs to?” I’m reminded of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” where Scrooge asks rhetorically why the poor can’t go to shelters or food pantries? This is not to say Simeone is uncaring, just oblivious to the debate our city has already had.
  • Hand-sewing on the streets

    Hand-sewing on the streets
    When the sun sets in Burbank, Darlene O’Connell searches for an empty parking lot, lays down cardboard and covers herself with several blankets to protect against the cold night air. When morning comes, she brings all her belongings to George...

    A breath of fresh hair

    Burbank business owner Stephanie Singleton says "hair is hair," but her salon day at the PATH homeless shelter in Los Angeles brightened clients' day. The scheduled "Glamour Day" was intended to expose clients to hair, makeup, photography and other...

    Olive Avenue Confidential: Team up with L.A. on homeless census

    Olive Avenue Confidential: Team up with L.A. on homeless census
    Burbank officials last year missed a game-changing opportunity to improve the lives of the city's most vulnerable residents, but fortunately opportunity sometimes knocks twice. In order to better understand our homeless population and how to address...

    Glendale seeks volunteers to assess homeless population

    Training for a count of the homeless in the community is taking place Thursday, but volunteers are still being sought to take a tally of transients they come across on the streets of Glendale. The last count was in 2013 when the homeless population...