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July 11, 2005 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
A few weeks after the new $17-million Midnight Mission for the homeless opened downtown this spring, Larry Adamson still was getting used to the building that is likely to become his legacy. At the time, only half of the phone lines worked, e-mails arrived sporadically, and the fire alarm sensors and boilers were herky-jerky. But it would have been hard to find someone better able to cope than Adamson.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2013 | By Gale Holland
A sleek apartment complex opened Thursday in the heart of skid row, offering what backers hope will be a beacon for the neighborhood's homeless residents and a portal to an increasingly revitalized east side of downtown Los Angeles. The $28-million Gateways Apartments, at the corner of 5th and San Pedro streets, has amenities such as an open-air atrium, solar panels and a smoking lounge with its own filtration system. The eye-catching design contrasts sharply with the more institutional facades of the nearby homeless shelters.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2012 | Steve Lopez
Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in someone trying to crawl out of a hole they thought they'd never escape. The friend, by the way, is Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, the ever-devoted musician who inspired the book and movie "The Soloist. " In the process, he helped inspire another movie, "Lost Angels," a documentary that opens Friday night at the ArcLight in Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2012 | Steve Lopez
Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in someone trying to crawl out of a hole they thought they'd never escape. The friend, by the way, is Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, the ever-devoted musician who inspired the book and movie "The Soloist. " In the process, he helped inspire another movie, "Lost Angels," a documentary that opens Friday night at the ArcLight in Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2012 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
It was a makeshift banquet hall on asphalt. Tables were decked with yellow and orange paper and an arrangement of dried flowers. Hundreds of volunteers scurried around, offering plates laden with turkey, ham, stuffing and gravy. Onstage, a band played a mix of jazz and funk. Thanksgiving at the Midnight Mission on skid row was underway. Volunteers were prepared to serve a free hot meal to about 4,000 people, many of them homeless, on a cordoned-off section of 6th Street. On hand was a staggering amount of food, including 4,000 pounds of turkey, 3,000 rolls, 700 pounds of candied yams, 400 pies and 15 gallons of gravy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2013 | By Gale Holland
A sleek apartment complex opened Thursday in the heart of skid row, offering what backers hope will be a beacon for the neighborhood's homeless residents and a portal to an increasingly revitalized east side of downtown Los Angeles. The $28-million Gateways Apartments, at the corner of 5th and San Pedro streets, has amenities such as an open-air atrium, solar panels and a smoking lounge with its own filtration system. The eye-catching design contrasts sharply with the more institutional facades of the nearby homeless shelters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2006 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
Donald Sterling, the L.A. real estate mogul and Clippers owner, is shaking up the downtown establishment with a seemingly ambitious but mysterious plan to build a huge homeless services center in the heart of skid row. Sterling announced his plans in a splashy ad in The Times three months ago and has been communicating his intentions for the project largely through a series of additional advertisements. The Donald T.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1998 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Today": Race-car driving school; low-fat holiday foods; Thanksgiving recipes; skating performance of "The Little Mermaid," 5 a.m. KNBC. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, 2:30 p.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": Private records, 2:30 p.m. KCET. "Tony Brown's Journal": The Black Summit of 1972, 3:30 p.m. KCET.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2004 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
A mission for the homeless, a legal aid group and the Los Angeles Police Department have each received a portion of the $250,000 that owners of a troubled skid row hotel paid to settle the city's lawsuit against it. The money was paid by the Frontier Hotel, a single-room-occupancy hotel that, according to police, had long been the site of drug activity. In 2002, the city filed a lawsuit against the owners, attempting to encourage them to curb drug-related activity at the hotel.
SPORTS
July 23, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES
In a lifetime of high-level amateur golf, Craig Steinberg has learned to live with the up-and-down nature of the beast. Birdie one hole. Bogey the next. He recovers quickly from the lows and tries not to thump his chest during the highs. But this summer has tested him severely. First, it was the California Amateur championship, a tournament he has played 13 times but never won. This year, for the second time, he advanced to the semifinals of match play from a starting field of 132 golfers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2012 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
It was a makeshift banquet hall on asphalt. Tables were decked with yellow and orange paper and an arrangement of dried flowers. Hundreds of volunteers scurried around, offering plates laden with turkey, ham, stuffing and gravy. Onstage, a band played a mix of jazz and funk. Thanksgiving at the Midnight Mission on skid row was underway. Volunteers were prepared to serve a free hot meal to about 4,000 people, many of them homeless, on a cordoned-off section of 6th Street. On hand was a staggering amount of food, including 4,000 pounds of turkey, 3,000 rolls, 700 pounds of candied yams, 400 pies and 15 gallons of gravy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2005 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
A few weeks after the new $17-million Midnight Mission for the homeless opened downtown this spring, Larry Adamson still was getting used to the building that is likely to become his legacy. At the time, only half of the phone lines worked, e-mails arrived sporadically, and the fire alarm sensors and boilers were herky-jerky. But it would have been hard to find someone better able to cope than Adamson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2005 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
For the second year in a row, opposition to a proposed winter shelter for the homeless has erupted in the Santa Clarita Valley, jeopardizing services as the nights begin to get colder. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Friday unanimously approved creating a winter shelter in a parking lot of the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic despite overwhelming opposition from community residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2000 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He'd grab your knee--even during prayer service--and squeeze until you just about buckled to the floor. He was a tall, physical guy who would startle you from behind and flash "that huge smile," as one man remembered it. "You couldn't miss it." Michael Teague liked you if you were young or old, black, white or polka-dotted, but deep in his heart was a bias. He cared most if you were poor.
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