Two new tiny home communities, Alexandria and Chandler Tiny Home Villages, have opened this year in Los Angeles. They are perhaps the best solution put forward thus far in the effort to help the homeless in LA. Los Angeles is known for spending mind boggling amounts to fix the homeless problem… yet somehow never getting anything done. We recently wrote about the government run homeless encampment in Los Angeles where they simply pitched tents in a parking lot with a fence around it… at a cost of $2700 per month per tent. Granted the residents are fed and some services are provided, but they are still living in tents. There…
Actually you’ll find the best barbecued meats in Los Angeles in Burbank. But it’s worth the drive.
The one thing Los Angeles does well when it comes to helping the homeless is spend excessive amounts of money… that result in very little improvement for the homeless.
The Second Street Tunnel has been called the most famous tunnel in the world that nobody has heard of.
I read in Apparel News on how business was booming on Rodeo Drive. Sales they said were double what they were last year at this time.
Veteran’s Row is a homeless encampment on out San Vicente Boulevard in the posh Brentwood district. It’s distinctive in that it is nicely kept up (for a homeless encampment), all of the tents bear American flags and they are all veterans.
In a city known for glitz, glamor and displays of excess wealth, Skid Row is the extreme opposite. It contains the largest concentration of homeless people in the world.
The old west themed pub in Burbank known as Tinhorn Flats has been in the media over its skirmishes with the city of Burbank more than a few times.
A year ago we were looking at travel bans and stay at home orders. As those have been relaxed they have been replaced with such onerous restrictions that we think twice. Whether it be concerns about the restrictions or fears of being in a confined space when the virus may not be under control, getting on a plane or a cruise ship isn’t on the list of things most of us want to do.
A fire broke out on Wednesday at a homeless encampment in Los Angeles beside the 101 Freeway at Virgil Avenue, threatening a nearby apartment building.