November 24, 1993 |
Teddy Medina lives in the sprawling Vista Hermosa public housing project, where rent is cheap and so is life. When automatic weapons fire used to break out, signaling what might be a routine business negotiation between rival drug gangs, Medina and her neighbors routinely hit the floor. "I took my TV to the floor with me," says Medina, 54. "I didn't want it to get killed either." Bullet holes are in the walls of building No.