LA's Worst Corner

In his second and third installments, columnist Steve Lopez meets the people who live and work on one of the city's worst corners on Skid Row.

A few hours after a homeless guy named Virgil died of an overdose in the portable toilet, the blue plastic outhouse at 6th and San Julian streets was back in business. Not as a toilet, but as a house of prostitution.

...Sights like this are common on L.A.'s skid row, a rock-bottom depository and national embarrassment. A place where disease, abuse, crime and hard-luck misery are on public display and have been for years, conveniently out of sight and mind for most Angelenos. No matter how many times I go in, I come out shocked all over again."

Full Story: A Corner Where L.A. Hits Rock Bottom (Part 3)

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