Erik Skindrud

Tyrone Hart

L.A. River's Homeless Will Try to Beat the 45 MPH El Niño Torrent

On a recent Saturday, Tyrone Hart used a catheter-like tube to fill a five-gallon container with spring water coaxed from beneath the Los Angeles River. Was it safe to drink? “The springs are connected to the aquifer,” he said. “It's never made me sick.” Hart has lived in the riverbed......