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Tensions over homelessness continue to rise in the Valley




A man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings in Los Angeles on December 2, 2015.
A man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings in Los Angeles on December 2, 2015.
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If you're planning on traveling through the Valley tonight, be advised...two big marches will be taking place along Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills.

One hopes to raise awareness about "criminal panhandling in West San Fernando Valley," The other is a protest against what organizers see as an effort to criminalize homelessness in the area. 

It's the culmination of tensions that have been mounting around the Valley's growing homeless population. L.A. daily news reporter, Elizabeth Chou, has been writing about it. She spoke with A Martinez about the Valley's shifting attitudes towards its growing homeless population.

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