LOS ANGELES -- The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code in its Skid Row area by allowing the nation's densest population of homeless people to live on streets infested with rats, human excrement and used hypodermic needles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found.An extensive agency inspection of the downtown district found nearly 90 rats' nests, mostly around street planters, people living in about 60 tents on sidewalks – some with animals – and 90 piles of human waste.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code in its Skid Row area by allowing the nation's densest population of homeless people to live on streets infested with rats, human excrement and used hypodermic needles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found.
    06/4/2012 - 11:19 pm | View Website
  • LA County Finds Health-Code Violations In Skid Row
    LA County Finds Health-Code Violations In Skid Row The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code in its Skid Row area by allowing the nation’s densest population of homeless people to live on streets infested with rats, human excrement and used hypodermic needles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found.
    06/4/2012 - 7:58 pm | View Website
  • LA County finds health-code violations in Skid Row | Fox News
    LOS ANGELES – The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code in its Skid Row area by allowing the nation's densest population of homeless people to live on streets infested with rats, human excrement and used hypodermic needles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found.
    06/4/2012 - 7:15 pm | View Website
  • Major cleanup of L.A. skid row, prompted by health report ...
    The county Department of Public Health inspected a nine-block area and discovered human waste, hypodermic needles, condoms and a rat infestation in violation of state and county health codes. Neighborhood activists, who have long clashed with the city over tactics used to clean up skid row, say the court order does not prevent city employees from removing items that present a health or safety risk.
    06/19/2012 - 7:55 pm | View Website
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code for hazardous conditions on Skid Row, including nearly 90 rats' nests, a dozen hypodermic needles and piles of human excrement and trash on sidewalks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found.
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