Tag Archives: Tom Grode

Skid Row Restroom Survey 7-30-14

This survey was done to check on the facilities listed from the most recent Operation Healthy Streets Budget which you can read HERE. This survey was conducted specifically to give the Mayor’s Office a Skid Row resident’s perspective.

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WASH ME (Water Article 3) by Tom Grode

Wash me in Spanish is lava mae. Lava Mae is the name for a San Francisco community effort to serve the homeless population of San Francisco by offering mobile showers and bathrooms. Lava Mae was birthed from an epiphany experienced … Continue reading

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The Color Of Infrastructure by Tom Grode

Industrial District Green held their Kick Off event on February 13th in the Arts District, an opportunity to introduce themselves and their vision of a “green infrastructure” for the Industrial District of Downtown Los Angeles. Developing, implementing, and maintaining a … Continue reading

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COSLA Meeting March. 6th, 2014 (Skid Row specific) as explained by Tom Grode

PLEASE JOIN THE NEXT COSLA – DOWNTOWN WORKSHOP!! WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 6TH TIME: 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM WHERE: THE ELLIS HOTEL               802 EAST 6TH ST. LOS ANGELES, 90021 FOR MORE INFO: Sara … Continue reading

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Operation Facelift Holiday Visit To City Hall

Founded by OG Man and General Jeff Page, Operation Facelift Skid Row is all about clean, healthy, safe streets.  Wearing their Operation Facelift “greens”, OG and General Jeff were joined by some other Operation Facelift grassroots supporters/participants in a holiday visit to … Continue reading

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VISITING OPERATION HEALTHY STREETS by Tom Grode

Back in the Spring of 2012, the County Department of Health, after examining the streets of Skid Row, issued a report declaring the streets a public health crises. Part of the report recommended more public toilets. The City challenged that part … Continue reading

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BEING SORRY by Tom Grode (Man of the Sea)

(Below post is from Tom Grode, a contributor to this blog. This will be his last posting from his Summer journey back east series of stories.)  Apologize. Express Regret. Make Amends. Repent. Say You’re Sorry. Be Remorseful. Central City East in Downtown Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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