To address this issue, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has opened a new village of tiny homes for people without homes located just a short drive away from the city’s iconic Hollywood sign.

The Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village.

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In 2015, the city declared a “state of emergency” on homelessness.

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The Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

And in April, the city’s mayor Eric Garcetti proposed allocating almost $1 billion in the upcoming budget year towards helping the city’s unhoused residents.

Eric Garcetti



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Source: Los Angeles Times

But shortly after Garcetti’s

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If you visit the Los Gatos location of Uplift Family Services on Loma Alta Avenue, you could easily miss the unassuming wooden archway near the parking lot. But that archway, built about 85 years ago, is filled with history and a reminder of another time when Chinese Americans faced discrimination in California.

The arch marked the entrance to the Ming Quong Home, an orphanage for Chinese girls that was opened around 1936 by Donaldina Cameron, who had previously opened homes in San Francisco and Oakland.    The orphanage later allowed children — including boys — of all races by the

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Pasadena Antique Center 

“I love poking around the different vendors at the Pasadena Antique Center and then going down the block to check out TL Gurley and across the street to Revival. I especially love their early California furniture.” —Frances Merrill

480 S. Fair Oaks Ave.

Pop Up Home 

“I’m obsessed with finding soulful pieces for our projects and Pop Up Home is a place I’ll always find something. From vintage rugs and ceramics to Gio Ponti mirrors and Vladimir Kagan sectionals, they’re a guaranteed hit.” —Adair Curtis

927 N. Sycamore Ave.

Pop Up Home

Photo: Ace
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