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City officials propose big cleanup of Skid Row

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Homeless people rest on a public sidewalk early this year in downtown skid row area of Los Angeles. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is attempting to end "chronic homelessness" by 2016 with a model that identifies the neediest cases and provides them with permanent homes. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Los Angeles is known for good weather, Hollywood, and the most concentrated area of homelessness in the country. It's in the 52-block area of downtown known as Skid Row, and this week, city officials are proposing a big cleanup of the area.

For more on how this would work, we're joined by Carol Sobel, a civil rights attorney who has represented L.A.'s homeless in federal courts for last 14 years.
 

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