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.