Steve Lopez

columnist for the LA Times

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Columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of The Soloist

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LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez writes that Los Angeles has become “one giant trash receptacle.” The waste on the streets have fueled a growing rat infestation.

LA is turning into a giant landfill

LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez writes that Los Angeles has become “one giant trash receptacle.” The waste on the streets have fueled a growing rat infestation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are about 15,000 children in L.A.’s public schools who are homeless. At Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, a quarter of students are homeless.

Why Telfair Elementary has more homeless kids than any other school in LAUSD

There are about 15,000 children in L.A.’s public schools who are homeless. At Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, a quarter of students are homeless.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On the east side of the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, there’s a sign that says “There is hope,” along with a crisis hotline number.

Officials tackle suicides at Pasadena's Colorado Street bridge

On the east side of the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, there’s a sign that says “There is hope,” along with a crisis hotline number.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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