| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:13 PM
More details are emerging about a man's attempt to purchase numerous iPhone 5s Friday by recruiting homeless people from Los Angeles' skid row to wait in line outside a Pasadena Apple store.
Pasadena police arrested two people when the scheme broke down...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Robert Taylor says problems with alcohol cost him his job as a city laborer four years ago. He quit drinking, but without a permanent source of income or place to stay, it's been difficult for him to get back on his feet.
He's held a few odd jobs, but...
| Aug 7, 2013
Re "The great toilet debate," Aug. 3
Few of the homeless living on downtown L.A.'s skid row are there because they like it. Many suffer from mental illness and others have disabilities that prevent them from working. Skid row is the last refuge for...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service.
Then he met Rochelle Richardson.
Richardson, an attorney who works...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:59 PM
We contribute to drought victims in Somalia, earthquake victims in Afghanistan and tsunami victims in Japan. We build schools in Haiti, save children in the Philippines, dig wells all over Africa.
Yet right here it home we shame and stigmatize our own...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:32 AM
My connection with Robert the Walker started back in March with an emailed copy of his letter to Burbank officials about how much he loves the newly-opened Glendale Narrows portion of the Los Angeles Riverwalk and the sadness he feels seeing homeless...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A few years ago, Eva J. Cruz was the keynote speaker at a Catholic conference in California, where she spoke about her experiences as a Catholic single mother.
The Aurora resident's speech was titled "Hanging on by my Fingernails."
"What she said...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The troubled personal care home I wrote about Sunday, Emeritus at Allentown, isn't the only one in the Lehigh Valley that's under scrutiny from the state.
Moravian King's Daughters' Home in Bethlehem also isn't qualified for a regular operating license,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Poor people are continuing to be demonized both nationally and locally based on invidious stereotypes. Michael Tanner's fictitious welfare mom who "chooses" not to work is just the latest ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 13). The reality on the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Can we please stop with this ridiculous idea floating around out there that the Magic are displacing the indigent by attempting to buy out a homeless shelter in order to build a $100 million entertainment...