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August 15, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Southern Baptist minister convicted of illegally housing the homeless said Thursday that he is trying to avoid running afoul of the law again by working with a Los Angeles-based group that converts blighted motels into shelters. Wiley S. Drake, who was convicted last month on four misdemeanor counts of violating zoning laws, has been named to the board of directors of Shelter First Inc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Southern Baptist minister convicted of illegally housing the homeless said Thursday that he is trying to avoid running afoul of the law again by working with a Los Angeles-based group that converts blighted motels into shelters. Wiley S. Drake, who was convicted last month on four misdemeanor counts of violating zoning laws, has been named to the board of directors of Shelter First Inc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Southern Baptist minister convicted of illegally housing the homeless said Thursday he is trying to avoid running afoul of the law again by working with a Los Angeles-based group that converts blighted motels into shelters. Wiley S. Drake, who was convicted last month of violating four misdemeanor zoning laws, has been named to the board of directors of Shelter First Inc., a 3-month-old agency that has already turned two South Central Los Angeles motels into shelters for about 15 families.
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June 19, 2002 | KWALA MANDEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the last six months, Michelle has been living at Shelter First, an old downtown L.A. hotel that once housed skid row transients. The 11-year-old shares a one-bedroom unit with her single mother and three younger sisters at the 296-room hotel, which now provides homeless families with emergency and transitional housing. The facility may have changed, but not the neighborhood. "She is surrounded by concrete and people who are transients.
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