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Unexpected phone call  reveals much about Giorgio

Unexpected phone call reveals much about Giorgio

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

My cell phone rang. “Hello, Helene? It’s Franco Giorgio!” I was amazed and delighted that Giorgio decided to get in touch. After two months in Los Angeles County care, I think he needed to feel a connection with someone from his Larchmont Boulevard days, even if his name had changed. When asked about the different […]

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It took a village, but Giorgio is finally getting some help

It took a village, but Giorgio is finally getting some help

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving down Larchmont Boulevard, I can’t help but glance in the direction of the newsstand and Peet’s Coffee, places where unhoused Larchmont regular Giorgio used to stand with his shopping cart, waiting for gifts of money, food and Advil. However, as the Larchmont Chronicle reported in the May 2022 issue, the Los Angeles County Department […]

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Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

Will sympathy bring success for Giorgio?

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I need my money,” insists Giorgio, the 56-year-old who visits Larchmont Boulevard daily with a shopping cart filled with his meager possessions. “It’s an obligation! According to the law!” he shouts, referring to some combination of unemployment, Social Security and disability compensation he says he used to get until he received an unsigned letter from […]

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