Update, 6:20 p.m.: According to a photo Tweeted by Esoteric Tours, the Skid Row Estates have been demolished. The art piece "looks to have been smashed in anger," writes the tour company. Two downtown street artists -- Calder Greenwood and the mysterious "Wild Life" -- have been sticking it to The ... More >>
An unprecedented meeting of street artists and political artists will happen tonight in downtown L.A. Expected to attend: Shepard Fairey and Saber. Los Angeles, of course, is a graffiti art hot spot and a onetime mural capital of the world. But a city law against public murals made putting one up i ... More >>
Courtesy Central City East AssociationDon't let the bed bugs bite.The flurry of coverage about the horrific conditions on Skid Row started in 2004 with an LA CityBeat cover story and soon flourished with Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez's observations, which culminated in the movie The ... More >>
greenday.comGreen Day: not the "collective," but Billie Joe Armstrong.Skid Row in L.A. is arguably the nation's largest homeless encampment. And it's a place where you can score just about anything, from crack to heroin. Recently a marijuana dispensary added high-grade bud to the produce av ... More >>
The billionaire Clippers owner claims he's creating a major homeless center. He's not, but image is what counts.
'Shirts' and homeless battle over the sidewalks of America