Behind the Goodyear auto shop on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, there's a dimly lit parking lot with scattered cardboard boxes and two Dumpsters. At night it's as silent as an empty church, and mist drifting in from the ocean forms a permanent fog. Up against the shop's rear façade, there's a small indentation in the wall, about 4 feet... More >>>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUI
Russell Sheen, well-spoken Vietnam veteran and expert on Westside sleeping crannies: "That air of hopelessness is palpable."