A View Of Life From Skid Row

In the first of a five-part series, columnist Steve Lopez takes readers on a tour of Los Angeles' skid row, through the eyes of a paramedic.
October 17, 2005, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"At night, crack-addled prostitutes trick in and out of Porta-Potties down the street. Amputees roll by in wheelchairs. Dealers brazenly peddle slow death. Chavez once watched an argument turn into a knife fight directly across the street from Station 9. The loser, his throat slashed, crossed the road for help, then collapsed and died in the firehouse driveway."

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Published on Monday, October 17, 2005 in Los Angeles Tiems
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