(LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS) — VAN NUYS, California — Some business owners along Bessemer Street where the homeless congregate say the situation has improved, but more tents now line the adjacent Orange Line busway bike path, which continues to attract drug dealing, prostitution and defecation in the streets.

“It looks really bad, disgusting,” said Artour Teroganesian, who owns an auto repair shop on Bessemer Street, west of Cedros Avenue.

Teroganesian said the tents along the bike path are affecting his business “big time.” When customers drop off their cars and start walking around, “they don’t want to come (back),” he said.

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