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Tonight: Three-Year Anniversary for Skid Row Walk

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, July 02, 2008, at 10:06AM
Skid Rwo Ed Fuentes

Central City East Association head Estela Lopez talks to LAPD Central Division Captain Jodi Wakefield on a 2007 walk.

This evening marks the third anniversary of the Central City East Association's monthly Skid Row Neighborhood Walk. The theme of this evening's walk centers around how much the neighborhood has changed in the time that the walk has been ongoing.

CCEA head Estela Lopez, Councilwoman Jan Perry, and the Midnight Mission's Orlando Ward will be on hand and speaking.

Since the walk's start three years ago, the number of people sleeping on the street has gone down from roughly 2,000 to just 500 - 700. Much of that is due to the new programs such as the Safer Cities Initiative and the addition of fifty new officers to the area.

The walk meets at the Midnight Mission (601 S. San Pedro) at 6pm and leaves at 6:15pm.

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