Military veterans put their lives on the line for this country, and what do we give them? A couple hollow holidays? A discount? The occasional salute?
West Hollywood medical marijuana dispensary Zen Healing has us all beat on that front:
The pot shop announced this week that it's giving vets a tru ... 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 >>
Skid Row.What to make of the latest, official homeless count in L.A., which says the number of folks on the streets here continues to decline despite this droopy economy?
A) The books are being cooked! B) Homeless have somehow found landlords who accept crushed soda cans in lieu of rent. C) ... More >>
Abhijit PatilSkid Row, Los Angeles.Is the new wave of hipsters, yuppies and loft-dwellers who have moved en masse to downtown L.A. in the last decade pushing out the longtime locals known as the homeless? It sure looks like it. At least on paper.
Recent U.S. Census figures parsed by blogdown ... More >>
Dennis RomeroRV dwellers includedEver wondered how many bums live in Los Angeles County? (That is, if the number's changed since 2009, when the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority last released its biennial count. At that time, the total was about 48,000, with only one-third living under s ... More >>
We're not the only ones who did a double take when the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported this week that homelessness was down 38 percent in the county compared to 2007.Kevin ScanlonAdvocate for the homeless Alice Callaghan says the numbers don't add up.
Let's get this straigh ... More >>