LAPD releases report on Echo Park Lake encampment confrontation

The Los Angeles Police Department has found some fault for the way it handled contentious demonstrations in March against the city's clearing of a large homeless encampment at Echo Park Lake, but the department is also placing some blame on other city officials as well.

Tour of local homeless housing solutions

Long before Echo Park Lake’s homeless encampment became a public safety issue, LA Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell was identifying and creating potential housing solutions for Council District 13.

Faculty at SoCal colleges condemn LA officials for Echo Park clearance

Faculty at USC, UCLA, UC Irvine and Occidental College penned a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday to express their "grave and urgent concerns" about the city's removal of approximately 200 unhoused Angelenos living at Echo Park Lake.

Activists, Venice residents argue over homeless problem

Last week, Echo Park Lake got shut down for repairs. Police and city officials required all the homeless living there to leave and offered them hotel rooms. On Tuesday, residents in Venice are calling for similar actions to be done in their city.