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During more than three decades at the Los Angeles Times, Sandy Banks has served as reporter, editor, editorial writer and internship ...

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Sandy Banks

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Homeless youth bring bold, confrontational approach to Santa Clarita

Homeless youth bring bold, confrontational approach to Santa Clarita

January 26, 2015

The rumpled young men were sleeping on the ground outside the coffee shop as early morning patrons made their way in. They routinely hogged the store's bathroom, and often left it stinking and littered with the residue of narcotic use. At the market nearby they'd cruise the aisles, buoyed by drug-fueled belligerence, intent on shoplifting.

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