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.