Sophia Lee

Hope for a homeless man

Homelessness | One woman’s providential visit to her homeless brother in Los Angeles
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/05/18, 02:02 pm

When I first started working on my series on homelessness, I remember walking the streets of downtown Los Angeles one night with a homeless man named Ronald, listening to him point out places that reminded him of the not-so-distant past. 

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A Republican visits Skid Row

Homelessness | Walking among the homeless with a California candidate for governor
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/23/18, 08:49 am

Last week, I joined California Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox on a walk with Los Angeles police through Skid Row—a 50-block mini dystopia in downtown LA with one of the highest concentrations of homelessness and crime in the United States. 

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Los Angeles and the ‘Bird Man’

Cities | Learning to seek the welfare of the city, from the greatest to the least
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/09/18, 02:52 pm

If there was ever a city people love to hate, it’s Los Angeles. After living in this sprawling, dusty, smoggy, freeway-gutted, billboard-asphyxiated city for nine years, I’m convinced that we Angelenos love LA as much as we hate it.

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