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Gang-run Homeless Camp Threatens Constituents

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

The wood-beamed encampment

is covered with tarps. According

to a Ledger source, there are

three “doors” to the encampment,

one where drugs and money are

exchanged. In the background, is

Barnsdall Art Park, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site. (Photo:

Allison B. Cohen, Los Feliz


The Los Feliz Ledger reports that a homeless encampment on North Berendo Street and

Hollywood Boulevard is being run by a street gang listed among the top 10 most

dangerous in Los Angeles. According to the blistering editorial, the gang operates an

open-air drug market. There is prostitution, weapons are brandished and shots fired, fires

are frequent and there is an ongoing turf war. Editor Allison Cohen took Councilmember

Nithya Raman to task for ignoring nearby residents’ pleas for help since she took office in

December and noted, “If the gang element is not removed from Berendo as soon as

possible, the city of Los Angeles can expect a lawsuit on the issue, and Raman, a recall.”

Read the editorial here.

Two anonymous Los Feliz residents affected by the encampment spoke out on radio

station KFI’s John and Ken Show.

Listen to the segment here.



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