skid row

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a city district frequented by vagrants and alcoholics and addicts

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Surrounded by deliberately broken neon signs (this is Skid Row, after all), the interior and exterior of Mr.
"One day, after class, Meghan approached me and said, 'So tell me more about serving on Skid Row,'" Pollia recalled.
It was so named because logs were 'skidded' down this slope to be loaded on to ships to supply the timber trade, and skid row subsequently became the name adopted for run-down parts of cities around the world where poor and homeless people tend to settle.
Meghan, who weds Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19 next year, said: "I started working at a soup kitchen in Skid Row of Los Angeles when I was 13 and the first day I felt really scared.
In Los Angeles' Skid Row, "the homeless capital of America" (2), police surveillance is part of daily life.
"I ended up on skid row, with credit card debt, defaulting on my mortgage."
Their special "Mommy Makeover" day will start at 11am at the My Friend's House Community Outreach and Imaging Center in Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row community) located at 1244 E.
The show follows the trials and tribulations of Seymour Krelbourn, a shop assistant in a run-down florist in Skid Row.
The King of Skid Row: John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis
In which musical does a skid row florist's assistant find fame in nurturing a man-eating plant?
"I think it's important to understand that in Venice Beach and also in Skid Row, police brutality and the criminalization of the homeless can't be separated," said Eric Ares, communications coordinator for the Los Angeles Community Action network, a group that focuses on poverty in policy making.
TEHRAN (FNA)- US Activists in Los Angeles denounced police and city officials for their handling of the death of a homeless man who was shot and killed by officers on skid row.
LOS ANGELES -- Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as ''Africa'' being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.
A homeless man whose fatal shooting by Los Angeles police outraged civil rights activists and fellow skid row residents was a convicted bank robber who was released from federal prison last year, according to a law-enforcement source and records.