Getting the hard-core denizens of the streets into housing is just the first step. Mental illness, addiction and the ingrained survival habits learned on skid row can make it hard to keep them there.
L.A. County workers identify the 50 people likeliest to die on skid row's streets and find them housing, with no requirement that they quit drugs, stop drinking or seek psychiatric help.
For residents along a grimy stretch of the waterway, the shooting of five people a year ago made a perilous place feel even more so.
Danny Pang faced fraud charges. His wife's murder case raised questions of his possible ties to a Taiwanese triad.
The tapes, made public by the Richard M. Nixon Library and Museum, contain 154 hours of conversations from January and February 1973.
The death of pitcher Nick Adenhart, hours after his most impressive outing, is the latest calamity to strike the Angels.