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LA city, county open winter homeless shelters

In this file photo, homeless people rest on a public sidewalk February 28, 2013 in downtown skid row area of Los Angeles, California. The city and county are opening a dozen winter shelters for the homeless, just in time for the rain.
In this file photo, homeless people rest on a public sidewalk February 28, 2013 in downtown skid row area of Los Angeles, California. The city and county are opening a dozen winter shelters for the homeless, just in time for the rain.
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Just in time for the rain, Los Angeles city and county are opening a dozen winter shelters for the homeless.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority says the shelters, which have around 1,500 beds, opened Monday. Four more will open on Dec. 15.

The shelters will provide food, temporary beds and access to support services.

The shelters are opening around Los Angeles and in Bell, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Lancaster, Long Beach, Pomona, Rowland Heights, Santa Clarita, Valinda and West Covina. They'll remain open through March 15.