During the lockdowns, Venice went from having a few homeless people hanging out on the boardwalk and around town, to being completely overtaken with massive homeless encampments. You can see the extent of it in the first portion of the video and photos below.
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…
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.
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.
MacArthur Park long had a reputation as an unsavory place. But due to the efforts of community groups in the Westlake Neighborhood – not the government – it was coming back up.
Days before Biden was inaugurated into the White House, a headline in the Los Angeles Times read “Golden State Ideas Inspire Biden” and the tagline read “President Trump tried to marginalize California. Under his successor it is moving back to center stage.”
Through the lockdowns of 2020 we’ve seen the destruction of almost everything Los Angeles has to offer as a city. Here we look at how the once beautiful Echo Park has been destroyed.
When we started Totally LA a few years back, it was to show people all the reasons to visit Los Angeles and show off just how beautiful our city is. I never dreamed I would be writing about the things I am now.