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Everyday Advocate:  Serve One Day

Everyday Advocate: Serve One Day

One thing I’ve learned by working in affluent communities is that just because there is wealth does not men there isn’t also need.  That need, more often than not, though, is hidden.  Hidden by manicured lawns and nails and designer everything from dogs to jeans to births. And so you have to go looking for … Continue reading

Worth It: Project 50 on Skid Row

Last month, L.A. County issued a report on Project 50, an incredibly unique effort to support people experiencing homelessness and mental illness on Skid Row. Unique because it offered help without hoops. Project 50 identified the 50 most vulnerable persons on Skid Row, those most likely to die the soonest without intervention, and offered them a chance … Continue reading

A Love Letter to My City

A Love Letter to My City

Dear Los Angeles, I love you. You know that.  Without getting too far into let me count the ways… or singing Randy Newman to you, let me just say that you are a wonderful city. I love Dodger stadium.  Elysian Park has some of the best views on a summer night.  What do you look at … Continue reading

You Gotta Fight, for Your Right

You Gotta Fight, for Your Right

to potty. Don’t worry.  This isn’t a personal post (gross!), it’s about the public potty.  Not just any public potty, the Portland public potty. Recently, Portland has installed a public toilet that is more successful than those in other major cities.  Successful meaning it stays functional and available to the public with minimal interruptions from … Continue reading