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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row

    Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row
    Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in someone trying to crawl out of a hole they thought they'd never escape.
  • A former L.A. cop calls for legalizing drugs

    A former L.A. cop calls for legalizing drugs
    Stephen Downing speaks fondly of his 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, saying he misses the camaraderie and the integrity of the people he worked with in a career that took him from street cop to deputy chief. Along the way, as commander of...

    Cross-country tour to point out the failure of the war on drugs

    Cross-country tour to point out the failure of the war on drugs
    SAN DIEGO — If there is a more profound and costly failure than the war on drugs, it hasn't come to my attention. In Mexico, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since 2006, as drug cartels wage bloody battles...

    Meghan Daum: Anthony Weiner's inner geekdom

    Meghan Daum: Anthony Weiner's inner geekdom
    Anthony Weiner, the disgraced New York congressman whose sins certainly don't need to be spelled out again, has, we are told, checked himself into rehab. We can't be sure exactly what kind, since his spokeswoman said only that he was seeking "professional...

    Family reunited after child welfare system odyssey

    Family reunited after child welfare system odyssey
    The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction. It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...