BY CAPTAIN SHERRY MCWHORTER - Lucas has been down on his luck for quite a while. After the trans-Alaska pipeline was finished, he couldn't find steady work. After the oil crash in 1986, Lucas ended up on the streets.
With a population of 10 million, a number greater than the population of 42 entire states, Los Angeles County has more high-income families than anywhere in the nation. It also remains the national poverty capital, with the largest number
YOUNG PEOPLE WAIT on the sidewalk outside The Way-In shelter in Hollywood. BY STEVE ALLEN - DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES The gap between the rich and the poor in Los Angeles County is an ever-widening one, and it
The new millennium has officially begun, and, just as we learned after last year's Y2K hype, life is pretty much the same. Science and technology have progressed beyond our ancestors' wildest dreams, but steadily so; we do not transport ourselves
BY ROBERT DOCTER - The rheumy eyes seemed on the verge of imminent discharge--without spark, listless, lacking in spirit--within ill-fitting, almost hollow cavities in a tight, hard living face. He stood before me in the partially lit hallway, unkempt, unclean--unloved. Tan