Summer Program

Our summer interns are here! We are happy to welcome them into our community and our guests at the kitchen appreciate the cheer they add to the meals that we serve. In the photo from left to right: Brandon Paluch from Los Angeles, Valerie Medina from Los Angeles, Missy Kickert from Illinois, Courtney Ott from Arizona, Herman van Veelen from the Netherlands and Sybilla Bryson from Indiana.


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We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer Program.

If you missed it, please feel free to come visit some other time!

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Dorothy Day Documentary

A friend of the LACW’s Claudia Larson has made a wonderful documentary on the life of Catholic Worker foundress Dorothy Day, called Don’t Call Me a Saint. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was included in Vanity Fair’s “Must See list. If you are interested in the life of this remarkable women we all recommend it!

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Mail check/money order – include your address & tel #, to:

Claudia Larson
one lucky dog productions
2512 Lyric Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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New Pictures

We have three new photo albums available.


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Mayor Villaraigosa Visits Skid Row

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at a press conference today at the corner of 6th and Gladys right across from our kitchen. Five Catholic Workers attended with signs to demand that that mayor house the homeless instead of sending them to jail. We were successful in drowning out the mayor’s speech with our demands, however the story is far from over.

The area of Skid Row is only 3/4 of a square mile and has a population of 12,000. In the last year there have been over 9,000 arrests, of which only 1.5% have been for violent crimes, with 1 person arrested for gun possession and one gang member. The city of LA has spent $10 Million to add 50 extra police officers to the neighborhood while only spending $100,000 on housing the homeless. This is not right!!!

We need to demand change. Please take some time out of your busy schedules and contact the mayor to let him know how you feel about this issue. You can email Mayor Villaraigosa at or snail mail him at:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
200 North Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The phone number for City Hall is (213) 978-0600

To read more on this issue, check out the study on the “Safer Cities” Initiative by UCLA Law Professor Gary Blasi and watch the Los Angeles Community Action Network’s Youtube Videos.
Also watch and read about the protest at and California Catholic Daily.


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Pacific Life Community Retreat

The Pacific Life Community Retreat was held in Santa Barbara this year and was attended by people from as far north as Vancouver BC and as far East as Salt Lake City. Click here to see photos of the event.


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Vandenberg March

We had a moving protest rally and march at Vandenberg Air Force base on March 2nd. One of the attendees has posted a wonderful Youtube video of the march and the arrests. Click here to see pictures of the event.


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Music Party Pictures

I’ve added some photos of last Sunday’s music party. A good time was had by all.


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SOA Watch Protest

Here are some photos of the recent School of the Americas protest in Los Angeles


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Thank you students!

Students from St. Paul, Damien, Bosco Tech and Ramona Convent High Schools walked from Salazar Park in East LA to the ocean last Sunday to raise money for the LACW. Thanks to all the students, teachers and parents for their time and effort!


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Here’s hoping that everyone had as great a Thanksgiving as we did! Check out the photos here.


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SOA Pictures

Allison and Margaret from the LACW joined 25,000 other people last week for the 18th annual School of the Americas protest at Fort Benning Georgia. Click here for pictures of the event. For more information visit SOA Watch at


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