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Sanitation crews arrived Friday morning to clear part of the Venice Boardwalk, where a homeless encampment has proliferated.

The deadline for homeless people to leave the area or accept shelter was initially meant for last week, but was delayed. It’s part of a plan to clear the boardwalk section by section in six weeks.

Officials said teams led by the St. Joseph Center are offering housing, shelter and services to everyone in the encampments. As of Thursday, 118 people who were staying on the boardwalk were moved indoors, according to L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin.

Steve Kuzj and Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at on July 16, 2021.