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About ljnelson

Laura is a student journalist based in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in multiple metropolitan dailies, including the St. Petersburg Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and The Kansas City Star. She is a junior at the University of Southern California majoring in French and print and digital journalism.

Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles: The Dignity of Choice

The second of a two-part series on the services provided by Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles. View Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles in a larger map The gravelly squeak of a shopping cart’s wheels against the cracked sidewalks of Skid Row pierces … Continue reading

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Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles: The Stages of Change

The first of a two-part series on the services provided by Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles. The clients who walk through the doors of Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles share many of the same stories: homeless, jobless, struggling with addictions, estranged from … Continue reading

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In down economy, Leimert Park urges residents to “Buy Black”

By Laura J. Nelson Obinne Onyeador remembers when the streets of Leimert Park were jumping all night. Until 4 a.m. and later, the gallery owner would hear saxophones wail from inside Fifth Street Dick’s, where men and women from all … Continue reading

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