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Sandra Maestre, left, and Camila Rojas
Sandra Maestre, left, and Camila Rojas are working to develop more efficient ways of disposing waste in areas with large homeless populations. (Photos/Courtesy of Sandra Maestrae and Camilla Rojas)

Undergrads use sustainability fellowship to improve waste disposal for homeless Angelenos

Though Sandra Maestre and Camila Rojas know they can’t solve all of L.A.’s problems, the juniors from Costa Rica and Venezuela are hoping their project can at least address hygiene concerns on Skid Row.

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Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and former Gov. Gray Davis at the homelessness summit. (USC Photo/Tom Queally)

Homelessness summit explores solutions to what voters consider California’s biggest problem

Former Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson were among the federal, state and local leaders to converge at the USC gathering.