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NPR Features 3-Day Series on Skid Row

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On Monday, NPR began a three-day series covering Skid Row. In Part 1, they discussed the history of Skid Row, the missions and how for some, "Skid Row is for beginnings".

Yesterday's piece included a discussion about the Safer Cities Initiative with LAPD Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph and a narrarted slideshow "tour" by community activist and friend of LAist, General Jeff.

Part 3 concluded with coverage of the upcoming film, The Soloist, based on the story of Nathaniel Ayers and his relationship with LA Times columnist Steve Lopez.

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Officer Joseph, General Jeff, Councilwoman Jan Perry and many others (including this LAist writer) can be found at the monthly Skid Row neighborhood watch walks. The next one is Thursday, May 7th at 6pm at the Midnight Mission.