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Media Roundtable: Los Angeles officials demolish a homeless camp near SoFi Stadium ahead of the Super Bowl

Robin Kanouse
Homeless On The Streets Of Los Angeles, California, USA

On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we discuss the dismantling of a homeless encampment near SoFi stadium, where the Super Bowl will take place next weekend. Dawn Wilson, 49, told the Guardian's Sam Levin she wasn't offered housing and is now camping on a sidewalk. "I have nowhere to go," she said. "They don’t care what happens to us."

There are an estimated 52,300 people living on the streets in Los Angeles county, according to the Economic Roundtable's Locked Out report. Over the next four years, the current Pandemic Recession is projected to cause chronic homelessness to increase 49 percent in the United States, 68 percent in California and 86 percent in Los Angeles County.


Sam Levin, correspondent for the Guardian based in Los Angeles

Web Resources:

The Guardian: ‘Trying to disappear the poor’: California clears homeless camp near Super Bowl

Variety: Super Bowl Ads Are Sold Out, Many at Record Prices as High as $7 Million

CalMatters: California homeless crisis takes on new urgency

Your Call: California's homeless crisis: What works & what needs to change?

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.