City of Tents: Veterans Row

City of Tents: Veterans Row

In one of LA’s fanciest neighborhoods, homeless military veterans built a big tent city and refused to leave. That’s when things got crazy.

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March 29, 2023 27 mins

Veterans Row is cleared from San Vicente Boulevard. What’s next for the veterans who found community there?

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A top federal official promised everyone on Veterans Row would have a place to go in just ten days. What does it take to make that happen?

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March 15, 2023 22 mins

US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough visits Veterans Row. Will he help the dozens of homeless veterans camped outside the VA gates?

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March 8, 2023 21 mins

As LA County Sheriff’s deputies try to move homeless veterans to shelters, tragedy strikes the camp, revealing the limits of what law enforcement can really do.

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March 1, 2023 30 mins

Neighbors call in LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to address problems at the Veterans Row homeless camp. What can the cops do that others haven’t?

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February 22, 2023 30 mins

After a murder on Veterans Row, finger-pointing goes beyond the suspect in the crime. Who’s to blame for the situation that led to the killing? It’s complicated.

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February 15, 2023 32 mins

Almost 400 acres in West LA were donated as a soldier’s home, but today almost no one lives there — even though LA has more 4,000 homeless veterans.

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February 15, 2023 25 mins

This homeless camp in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods has its own hashtag, weekly barbeques, and politicians dropping by for photo ops. Welcome to Veterans Row.

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February 1, 2023 3 mins

In one of LA’s fanciest neighborhoods, homeless military veterans built a big tent city and refused to leave. “City of Tents: Veterans Row” tells the story of the men who built the camp as a protest, and how it became both a refuge and a battlefield. The camp eventually engulfed the entire neighborhood around it in conflict and became a symbol for the limits of our patriotism – before it finally came to an end more than one year la...

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