Oct 16, 2005

Life on the streets in L.A.

A suspected addict on L.A.’s skid row, where thousands of people live and heroin is easy to come by. (photo by Francine Orr/LAT)

LA TIMES' Steve Lopez gives a VIDEO REPORT on the harsh reality of life on the streets in L.A.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Suzie said...

Steve Lopez is one of my favorite LA Times columnists. I've been following his story about Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, the Julliard-trained homeless, schizoprenic cellist/violinist. His stories are truly moving and give a human side to the LA homeless problem that I've never found anywhere else. I work in downtown LA (financial district) and come into contact with these people on a daily basis. I've become acquainted with one guy (Walter) that I see on my way to the parking lot every day. Although he has AIDs and lives on the street, he has a sweet disposition and always tries to be upbeat and thankful to God for all the little things people do for him. He engages passers-by (that's how I got to know him) and everyone in the area knows him. When his stuff was stolen last year, people brought him new clothes, a sleeping bag, etc. Not all homeless people are addicts or schizoprenics.

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