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  • Howard County acquires site for homeless shelter, apartments

    Howard County acquires site for homeless shelter, apartments
    Howard County government announced plans last week to build 30 efficiency apartments and a day shelter for the homeless near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 32. The facility will encompass about 2 acres of the 8-acre site the county purchased...
  • Howard County purchases site for homeless shelter for $3 million

    Howard County purchases site for homeless shelter for $3 million
    Howard County government has purchased eight acres of land near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 32 for $3.25 million with the intention of building 30 apartments and a day shelter for the homeless. The homeless shelter and apartments will...
  • Neighbors concerned with homeless housing project

    Neighbors concerned with homeless housing project
    North Laurel residents had an opportunity to learn more about a planned apartment complex for the chronically homeless Thursday, but not everyone is sold on the project. North Laurel residents had an opportunity to learn more about a planned apartment...
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  • San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home

    San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home
    One of the first housing projects in the country focused on female veterans facing homelessness is nearing completion on a breezy San Pedro hilltop overlooking a butterfly preserve. Volunteers of America is spending $15 million converting family housing...
  • The air horn heard around skid row

    The air horn heard around skid row
    It was billed as a guided tour for downtown residents, church and business groups and elected officials to see skid row for themselves. As the group headed out on foot from L.A.'s Midnight Mission, it was confronted by demonstrators whistling,...
  • More room, more ability to help vets

    More room, more ability to help vets
    For Deanne Tate, president and chief executive of Veterans First, the selling points of the Orange County nonprofit's new digs are many. At about 9,300 square feet, the second-floor office suite in the heart of downtown Santa Ana has upwards of three...
  • Alaska Communities Participate in International Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day

    Alaska Communities Participate in International Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day
    People across the world and here in Alaska spent a small portion of their Monday morning to pass on an important message during International Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day. Every year on the ninth minute of the ninth hour and ninth month, communities...
  • A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless

    A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless
    It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers. The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
  • Gilbert Gordon McCoy April 7, 1924 - September 12, 2013

    Gilbert Gordon McCoy  April 7, 1924 - September 12, 2013
    Gilbert Gordon McCoy, a La Canada resident for 61 years, died at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife JoAnn and daughters Christine Liljeqvist and Susan McVicker and their families. Gilbert was born in...
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • 9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials

     
    9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials...