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People Assisting the Homeless outreach workers Tyler Mostul, left, and Joshua Orem, second from left, along with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Elkins, wake up Francis Evans, 70, who was found sleeping in the grass on a hillside across from the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Sheriff's deputies and workers with People Assisting the Homeless walk along a hillside above the 101 Freeway seeking homeless people living in the area near the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Sheriff's Deputies Brandon Jacobs, left, and Tim Tellez ask a homeless man to vacate his camp above the 101 Freeway near the Hollywood Bowl. They offered him the chance to get off the street and into housing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Deputy Tim Tellez frisks Kenneth Allen after he was removed from his encampment near the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Deputy Tim Tellez looks for homeless encampments above the 101 Freeway near the Hollywood Bowl. Authorities encountered a total of 25 homeless people and were able to get 14 housed with the help of outreach workers from People Assisting the Homeless.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Deputy Brandon Jacobs, left, frisks Shawn Shelley, while Deputy Tim Tellez calls in after asking Shelley to vacate his camp in the hills above the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Deputies Brandon Jacobs, left, and Tim Tellez ask a homeless man to vacate his camp in the hills above the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Deputy Jason Elkins, right, takes down information from Kyle Richardson, 25, who was living in the hills above the Hollywood Bowl. Deputy Dirk Blansfield, second from left, and nurse Melinda Hoffman of the Department of Mental Health interview homeless people who were found in the nearby hills.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Deputy Tim Tellez watches as a sheriff's helicopter tries to spot homeless encampments above the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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Jay, a homeless man sleeping near a 101 Freeway onramp in Hollywood, awoke to the voices of police Friday morning.

Los Angeles Police Department officers Julie Nony and Paula Davidson had rousted an encampment of nine transients — including Jay — who were sleeping along the Highland Avenue onramp to the 101.

Nony and Davidson were part of a team of about two dozen officers and sheriff’s deputies who fanned out across Hollywood on Friday, trudging through open hills and along freeway embankments looking for homeless people. The transients were told to move out but were also offered social services.

“Time to get up,” Nony told Jay. “Are you on parole or probation?”

Startled, Jay responded that he wasn’t but said he was in treatment for drug addiction and was taking methadone. The encampment was strewn with bedding, wrappers for hypodermic needles and In-N-Out French fries, along with handwritten signs asking for money. “I promise not to buy drugs,” read one.

In all, officers removed 25 transients and cited four of them for misdemeanors. In one case, officers hiked with a man into the hills well above the Hollywood cross, overlooking the Ford Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl, and helped him carry out luggage, several plastic bags of his belongings, sleeping bags, a tent and a Darth Vader mask. They drove him to a homeless shelter.

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1 Comment

  1. April 6, 2012, 5:26 pm

    It's easy to fix the problem.L.A. County has at least 100,000 elderly immigrants that have come here from all over the world to live the good life on the backs of the American taxpayer without ever having paid a dime into the system.They each get $939 each month in SSI,they have Section 8 senior housing for which they pay 30% out of the $939 that the Feds give them each month for a $1000 a month apartment,they have Medi-Cal,Medicare,an Access Pass where they can ride any public transit in L.A. County free for life,and the freebies go on and on.Why don't we ask their children who immigrated here first and then brought their parents here to support them or else they have to go back to Armenia,China,etc.Why should the elderly from around the world be living the good life while the American homeless live like dogs in the street?There will be plenty of money and apartments to help every homeless person in this country if we stop this generosity to people that never worked here.Why do you think Australia won't let you immigrate there if you are over 35?

    By: deadman999

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