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Last week on skid row in downtown Los Angeles one man smoked crack and another shot heroin in the presence of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. LA Times columnist Steve Lopez also was on the scene, which Police Chief William Bratton calls "the worst situation in America." An encounter with one-time aspiring musician Nathaniel Anthony Ayers led Lopez to skid row and formed the basis for a five-part series on the situation there. Will Villaraigosa's promise to "take on the challenge" that put him in conflict with a civil rights group he used to lead, the ACLU? We talk with Lopez about what he found in the place where "LA hits rock bottom," and the "demons" are winning.
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November 8 special election ballot, initiatives on

Steve Lopez's 5-part series, 'Life on the Streets'

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

ACLU wins restraining order against police sweeps on skid row

Thomas McGlashan-s patient-oriented research at Yale University

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Frances Anderton

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