For decades, Skid Row has been a haven for thousands of homeless people who have no other place to go. In recent years, the city has tried to clean it up; crews have scrubbed streets and sidewalks, and police have confiscated possessions… but services for homeless people themselves leave a lot to be desired. There’s a meeting tonight at the Los Angeles Theatre Center to address those concerns. One city councilman says Los Angeles should have a bona fide Czar to work on behalf of the homeless, but what would that job entail?
Also, digging for gold in 1840s California… what was it really like?
Banner Image: Skid Row Mural in Downtown LA; Credit: Stephen Zeigler