skid row

“This ever-worsening public health and safety emergency demands immediate, life-saving action," a federal judge said Tuesday.
Shirley Raines' nonprofit does "more than something superficial," even during the coronavirus pandemic.
Most Los Angles residents think of Skid Row as a dark and disturbing place. This dynamic arts community wants to change that.
A third of L.A.'s homeless population are women -- and "once a shelter is full, it’s full."
“The housing scarcity is not only real in general, it’s very real for families,” said Mitchell.
He also talked to us about living on L.A.'s Skid Row, the LGBTQ resistance and his favorite NYC noodles.
Ramiro Puentes is an outstanding artist, photographer, painter, sculptor and poet. But more than that, he’s risen from crippling poverty and used art to reimagine the streets of Skid Row.
I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.
The next natural step, (to some it may seem like a crazy idea), was for Justin and his friends to throw a carnival. Since
The sun had just gone down on Los Angeles' skid row. Shadows lurk in doorways and rows of cardboard tents line up against the walls of vacant buildings. A woman shuffles down the street bent over a shopping cart, one leg dragging behind her.
Recently, Thanksgiving brought the predictable LA Times coverage of the glowing altruism delivered to the notoriously vulnerable and underserved homeless residents of Skid Row. Once the turkey was put away, Kim Kardashian got back in her Bentley, and the rock band stopped serenading, I doubt the residents of Skid Row were left with much hope for the future.
On a Saturday last April, a group of pastors and other faith leaders brought together a broad cross-section of the downtown community to talk about a rash of officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles and the rest of the country.
"The human suffering that occurs on Skid Row is astonishing -- it will literally take your breath away."
Ford, who was unarmed and suffered from mental illness, struggled with one of the two officers and tried to grab his holstered
"I slept on the 4 bus to downtown, to Santa Monica, and then back to downtown, and that still makes me emotional now, but
The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.
In the video produced by the Los Angeles-based organization -- which fights homelessness by connecting clients with a number