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Homeless population grows in Venice, highlights need for increased services




The Westminster Elementary School auditorium was packed Thursday night for a meeting about the fatal LAPD shooting of Brandon Glenn, an unarmed homeless black man.
The Westminster Elementary School auditorium was packed Thursday night for a meeting about the fatal LAPD shooting of Brandon Glenn, an unarmed homeless black man.
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The LA County homeless census is just concluded, and new numbers are expected today.  

One of the biggest areas of growth is Venice, where a homeless man was recently shot and killed by police after getting into a dispute with bar patrons and a bouncer. It's just the latest example of conflict between residents, business owners, and people living on Venice's streets, boardwalk, and beach.

Last week’s fatal shooting of a homeless man in Venice Beach, highlights yet again the problem of homelessness in Southern California. Reports show that the homeless population has increased in Los Angeles and homeless advocacy groups are speaking out about the need for more to be done to help the marginalized population in Venice.

Executive Director Va Lecia Adams Kellum of St Joseph Center in Venice shares what services are available in Venice and many new partnerships underway. We’ll also check in with KPCC Correspondent Frank Stoltze about police and homeless relations in the wake of last week’s shooting.

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Guests:

Va Lecia Adams Kellum, Executive Director of St Joseph Center Venice 

Frank Stoltze, KPCC Correspondent

Correction: A previous version of this story identified Brendon Glenn using an incorrect first name in a caption. KPCC regrets the error.