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City Beat: On Hollywood Boulevard, young and homeless

Hundreds of young people live on the streets of Hollywood -- without jobs, without housing, often without enough food to eat. Many turn to My Friend's Place, a privately funded center that provides them with what food it can afford as well as clothes, hot showers, clean underwear, toilet paper and toiletries.

For my latest City Beat, I headed to the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard where My Friend's Place sits perched over the 101 Freeway.


All day long every day, young people congregate there. I spoke to them about their lives.

Read my story here.

Here's what I sent out on Twitter from the scene: 


 -- Nita Lelyveld

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