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Dogtown Walks

CONTRAST: Thomas Reid walks his dog near the upscale apartment he recently moved into. The nurse, who Wanted to be part of downtown’s renaissance. (Francine Orr / LAT)
People and dogs mingle at Skybark party in Downtown L.A. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Twice a day, Jacqueline Patterson walks her dog, Kryten, from her condo in the Higgins Bldg. to the City Hall lawn and back. (Perry C. Riddle / LAT)
Thomas Reid was immediately “blown away” by the depth and despair at his doorstep, but continues to walk his dog downtown. (Francine Orr / LAT)