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Skid Row, Los Angeles

state collapsed Category:Downtown Los Angeles Category:Neighborhoods in Los Angeles, California A '''skid row''' or '''skid road''' is a run-down or dilapidated urban area with a large, impoverished population. The term originally referred literally to a path along which working men skidded logs. Its current sense appears to have originated in the Pacific Northwest. Examples are the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington (Pioneer Square, Seattle), , Skid Row (Skid Row, Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, and San Francisco's Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco, California) District. The ''Times'' also embarked on a number of investigative journalism pieces. A series in December 2004 on the King-Drew Medical Center (Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital) in Los Angeles led to a Pulitzer Prize and a more thorough coverage of the hospital's troubled history. Lopez wrote a five-part series on the civic and humanitarian disgrace of Los Angeles' Skid Row (Skid Row, Los Angeles), which became the focus of the 2009 motion picture, ''The Soloist.'' Los Angeles The Los Angeles region is thought to have the largest concentration of homeless persons in the country and is considered the homelessness capital of the USA "Los Angeles Still Homeless Capital Of United States", Imperial Valley News, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 Wolch, Jennifer; Blasi, Gary; and Dear, Michael, "L.A.'s homeless: A progress report", USC Center for Sustainable Cities, June 22, 2008 , together with San Francisco. In its biennual census of 2011, the County counted more than 51,000 homeless persons living in the county at any given night. http: www.lahsa.org docs 2011-Homeless-Count HC11-Detailed-Geography-Report-FINAL.PDF One hundred thousands persons are expected to be homeless at least one night during the year. http: www.lahsa.org docs 2011-Homeless-Count HC11-Detailed-Geography-Report-FINAL.PDF A 50-block area in downtown Los Angeles called Skid Row (Skid Row, Los Angeles) (4,316) http: www.lahsa.org docs 2011-Homeless-Count HC11-Detailed-Geography-Report-FINAL.PDF has a homeless population nearly as large as the homeless population of San Francisco (6,455). http: www.sfexaminer.com local 2011 05 san-francisco-s-homeless-count-reveals-drop-chronic-homelessness Hollywood and the city of Santa Monica also suffer from visible homelessness. Los Angeles, of course, has approximately 3.6 times the population of San Francisco, http: www.lahsa.org docs 2011-Homeless-Count HC11-Detailed-Geography-Report-FINAL.PDF this means that even in proportions Los Angeles has more homeless than San Francisco. After being wounded in World War II, he began working seriously on his guitar playing, influenced heavily by Django Reinhardt. After the war, he returned to Moultrie then moved to Los Angeles county where he worked in Western films and played music in bars around L.A.'s Skid Row (Skid Row, Los Angeles), where he met pioneering pedal steel guitarist Speedy West. West, who joined Cliffie Stone's popular Hometown Jamboree local radio and TV show, suggested Bryant be hired when the show's original guitarist departed. That gave Bryant access to Capitol Records since Stone was a Capitol artist and talent scout. Zzyzx's original encampment consisted of 20 tents, and he recruited homeless men from Los Angeles' skid row (Skid Row, Los Angeles) to build simple concrete buildings. Springer created an imitation hot springs — which he attempted to pass off as genuine — by using a boiler to heat several pool (heat sink)s.


Downtown Eastside

), was established with full police powers. A '''skid row''' or '''skid road''' is a run-down or dilapidated urban area with a large, impoverished population. The term originally referred literally to a path along which working men skidded logs. Its current sense appears to have originated in the Pacific Northwest. Examples are the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington (Pioneer Square, Seattle), Robert Pickton (w:Robert Pickton), one of Canada's most profilic serial killer (w:serial killer)s, has been found guilty of all six counts of second-degree murder (w:murder) in connection of the deaths of women from the Downtown Eastide (w:Downtown Eastside) in Vancouver (w:Vancouver).


Vancouver

(album) Amchitka, The 1970 Concert That Launched Greenpeace ''.) In January 1971, sessions for Taylor's next album began. A '''skid row''' or '''skid road''' is a run-down or dilapidated urban area with a large, impoverished population. The term originally referred literally to a path along which working men skidded logs. Its current sense appears to have originated in the Pacific Northwest. Examples are the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington (Pioneer Square, Seattle), WikiPedia:Vancouver dmoz:Regional North America Canada British Columbia Localities V Vancouver Commons:Category:Vancouver


South Africa

to life in the bush". Before the recent popularity of Ray Mears and his television programmes, the term was also used by the Irish-born Australian writer Richard Graves (Richard Harry Graves) and Canadian bushcraft teacher Mors Kochanski. The word has been used in its current sense in Australia and South Africa at least as far back as the 1800s. Bush in this sense is probably a direct adoption of the Dutch 'bosch', (now 'bos') originally used in Dutch colonies for woodland


Australia

to life in the bush". Before the recent popularity of Ray Mears and his television programmes, the term was also used by the Irish-born Australian writer Richard Graves (Richard Harry Graves) and Canadian bushcraft teacher Mors Kochanski. The word has been used in its current sense in Australia and South Africa at least as far back as the 1800s. Bush in this sense is probably a direct adoption of the Dutch 'bosch', (now 'bos') originally used in Dutch colonies


France

during World War I? ...that French (France) Sinologist (Sinology) '''Paul Pelliot''' was caught up in the Boxer


United States

the Soviets ...that the use of the '''term ''President'' (President (history of the term))''' in its current sense, meaning executive government officer, may have come from the colonial-era (Colonial America) American (United States) university system (Education in the United States)?


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