There are several crash pads and communes that will put you up for a few nights. Call the Free Clinic at 938-9141. Floor space is available at the Sans Souce Temple on S. Ardmore. Women’s Emergency Lodge at 912 W. 9th St. (627-5571) will put up women without a place to stay or make referrals. Resistance (386-9645) and Green Power (HQ 9-5184) will be helpful if you have to crash. Sleeping on the beaches is out, but the roofs are cool. The Midnite Mission at 396 S. Los Angeles (624-9258) has room and board for some boarders. The parks and streets are certain bust material. The L.A. pigs are matched in brutality only by their fellow hoggers in Chicago and South Africa. Every L.A. cop is nine feet of solid chrome. Bite his toes and down he goes.
Green Power Feeds Millions is a unique organization serving the nets of people. They provide food for festivals, cancers, demonstrations, be-ins, sit-ins and similar events for free. In addition they supply a number of communes and serve food every Sunday in Griffith Park, the central get-together spot in Los Angeles. Call them at HO 9-5184 or 938-9141 for information and also to offer your help.
Free vegetarian lunch can be found at the W. Hollywood Presbyterian Church at Sunset and Martel (874-1816). For supper, try the Midnite Mission, 396 S. Los Angeles Street; God Squas, 1412 N. Crescent Heights Blvd. (near Sunset), and His Place, Sunset and La Cienega.
The Half-Price Bakery at Third and Hill St. gives away free bakery goods late at night and you can always bum a meal in any Clifton’s Cafeteria with a good story.
The Watts Trojan House is a free store that provides not only food, both clothing and a variety of other items and service. They are located at 1822 E. 103rd St. The County Welfare Department at 2707 S. Grand (near Adams Street) has a liberal food stamp program (746-0522).
* The Free Clinic at 115 N. Fairfax Ave. (938-9141) is very popular and provides a number of services at various hours such as:
o Job Co-ops–Monday thru Friday, 10:00-4:00 PM.
o Medical–Monday thru Friday, 5:30-l0:00 PM. Saturday 12:30-5:00 PM.
o Dental–Monday thru Thursday, 7-10 PM.
o Counseling-Psychiatric, Monday thru Friday, 6-10 PM.
o Legal Monday thru Friday, 7-10 PM
o Draft-Monday thru Thursday, 7:30-10:00 PM.
o Pregnancy and Abortion–Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30. Saturday 1:30 PM
o Birth Control-Monday thru Friday, 6-7 PM. Saturday 2-3 PM.
* The Foothill Clinic, 547 E. Union in Pasadena (795-8088) offers similar services free of charge. Call them for a schedule of hours. Venereal Diseases are treated in the evenings at a clinic maintained by the Committee to Eradicate Syphillis. They are found at 5205 Melrose Ave., Hollywood (870-2524).
* In Venice use the free Youth Clinic at 905 Venice Blvd. (near Lincoln). The services are varied and they are only open evenings. Call 399-7743 and they’ll help you.
* For specialized problems try:
o Drugs–Narcotics Anonymous (463-3123)
o Abortion-The Woman’s Center, 1027 S. Crenshaw (near Olympic Blvd.) Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.
o Mental–Central City Community Mental Health Center, 4272 S. Broadway (232-2441)
o Suicide Prevention Center, 2521 W. Pico (381-5111)
* District Health Centers provide many free services. For exact information, call the center or write to:
o County of Los Angeles Health Department, Public Health Education Division, 220 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90012. Ask for a list and information about their health services.
+ EAST LOS ANGELES-670 S. Ferris Ave. 261-3191.
+ SUBCENTER–MARAVILLA – 915 N. Bonnie Beach Pl. 264-6910.
+ HOLLYWOOD-WILSHIRE-5202 Melrose Ave. 464-0121.
+ SUBCENTER-WEST HOLLYWOOD-621 N. San Vincente Blvd. 652-3090.
+ NORTH HOLLYWOOD-5300 Tujunga Ave. 766-3981.
+ SUBCENTERS-PACOIMA–13300 Van Nuys Blvd. 899-0231.
+ TUJUNGA–7747 Foothill Blvd. 352-1417.
+ SOUTH-1522 E. 102 St. 564-6801
+ SUBCENTER–FLORENCE-Firestone-8019 Compton Ave 583-6241.
+ SOUTHEAST – 4920 Avalon Blvd. 231-2161.
+ SOUTHWEST – 3834 S.Western Ave. 731-8541.
* The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles at 106 3rd St. (628-9126) provides help in civil matters.
* The ACLU of Southern California is located at 323 W. Fifth St. (MA 6-5156).
* AFSC – 980 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena 91103 (791-1978)
* Black Community Draft Assistance-7228 S. Broadway, LA 90003 (778-0710)
* Catholic Peace Assn.–911 Malcolm Ave., Westwood 90024 (474-2683)
* Counterdraft-PO Box 74881, LA 90004
* East LA Peace Center-409 N. Soto, LA 90033 (261-2047)
* Episcopal Draft Counseling Center-514 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90004 (748-4662)
* Fellowship for Reconciliation 4356½ Melrose, LA 90029 (666-0145)
* First Unitarian Church-2936 W. Eighth St., LA 90005 (389-1356)
* Free Clinic-115 N. Fairfax, LA 90036 (938-9141)
* L.A. Comm. for Defense of Bill of Rights-(MA 5-2169)
* L.A. Draft Help-1018 S. Hill St., LA (RI 7-5461)
* Myra House-191 N. Sunkist, West Covina (338-9636)
* Northeast Peace Center-5682 York Blvd., LA 90042 (257-2004)
* Peace House-724 Morengo, Pasadena 91103 (449-8228)
* Resistance-507 N. Hoover, LA 90004
* The Resistance-11317 Santa Monica Blvd., Westwood 90024 (478-2374)
* SFVSC-Student Service Center, Admissions and Records Office, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge (349-1200, ext. 1181)
* UCLA Draft Counseling Center–UCLA Law School, 405 Hilgard Ave., LA 90024 (746-6092)
* USC Counseling Center-Gould Law School, University Park, Student Union Bldg., Rm. 217 (746-6092)
* Valley Peace Center-7105 Hayvenhurst, Van Nuys 91406 (787-6925). Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
* Venice Draft Info Center–73 Market St., Venice 90291 (399-5812)
* War Resisters League-1046 N. Sweetzer, LA 90069 (654-4491)
* Westside Jewish Community Center-5870 W. Olympic Blvd., LA 90046 (938-2531)
* Women Strike for Peace-5899 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90019 (937-0236)
Los Angeles has 14 miles of beaches extending from north of Pacific Palisades to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.
Will Rogers Beach State Park, 15100 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, extends north three miles from the Santa Monica city limits to a point near Topanga Canyon. This beach has a large, popular surfing area.
Venice Beach, 2100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, extends from the Santa Monica city limits south to Marina Del Rey. Six acres have been developed into a park with picnic areas, shuffleboard courts and the Venice Beach Pavilion. The huge Venice Fishing Pier is located here, and there is an area for surfing.
Isidore B. Dockweiler Beach State Park, 11401 Vista del Mar Ave. extends from Marina del Ray, south of the city of El Segundo. This beach has 700 fire pits and a surfing area.
Cabrillo Beach, 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro, located at the northern end of Los Angeles Harbor, has picnic areas, fire pits and a section for surfing.
Royal Palms Beach, 1799 Paseo del Mar is equipped with picnic areas and fire pits.
Griffith Park is the largest park and the favorite gathering spot of the local hip community. It’s next to the Ventura and State Freeways.
Arroyo Seco Park is located along the Arroyo Seco and has picnic, recreational and bowling-on-the-green facilities. You’ll also find the Los Angeles Zoo at 5333 Zoo Drive in the park.
Brand Park and Memory Garden opposite the old Mission San Fernando is a real strange place to go.
Echo Park has the largest artificial lake in Los Angeles. Fishing programs for kids are conducted each summer and electric boats are available for rent.
Hancock Park, located on Wilshire Blvd, between Odgen and Curson, has the LaBrea Tar Pits with prehistoric animal and plant fossils all over the place.
The Exposition Park Rose Garden on Exposition Blvd. is a seven-acre sunken rose garden that smells great.
Founded by Hubert Eaton as “the first step up to heaven,” Forest Lawn Memorial Park, overlooking beautiful downtown Glendale has to be the wildest spot around. It is pure L.A. with the largest collection of reproduced statuary in the world. Jean Harlow, Sabu, Clark Gable and other loved ones are tucked away here. You can turn on in front of the Jean Hersholt Memorial, fuck in the Aisle of Benevolence located in the Great Mausoleum, and trip out on a stereo sermon emanating from the giant Mystery of Life sculpture. Far-fucking out!
There are over fifty free museums in the greater Los Angeles area. We are listing those of special interest.
California Museum of Science and Industry-Exposition Park, 749-0101.
Hollywood Wax Museum-6767 Hollywood Blvd. (near Grauman’s Chinese Theater).
Los Angeles County Museum of Art-5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Hancock Park, 937-2590.
Every Sunday there are free music concerts in Griffith Park. Movies
U.C.L.A. has a free experimental film series every year. Call them at 825-4321 for a schedule.
The Switchboard in Los Angeles has a 24-hour-a-day service called the Hot Line. It’s located at 4650 Sunset Blvd. (663-1015). Call them for the latest in what’s going down in the area. The L.A. Free Press at 7813 Beverly Blvd. 937-1970, is always a good source of information. The Black Panther Party Headquarters can be found at 4115 S. Central Ave., 235-4127, or at 9818 Anzac, in Watts, 567-8027. The Traveler’s Aid Society has offices in the Greyhound Bus Terminal and International Airport. They provide all kinds of services and information to lost souls or visitors. Generally
The following spots offer clothes,furniture and other household items at low prices:
Goodwill Industries-235 So. Broadway 228-1748; 5208 Whittier 264-1638
St. Vincent de Paul Society-727 N. Broadway 627-8147; 210 San Fernando Rd. 221-6151
The Volunteers of America maintain a number of thrift stores throughout the area. Try 8609 S. Broadway or call 750-9251 for the store near you.
The Salvation Army also has a chain of stores. The main store is at 801 E. 7th St. 620-1270. They can help you there or let you know where you can shop in your area.
You can sell a pint of blood for $10.00 at the Red Cross Blood Bank, 1200 S. Vermont (384-5261).
All sorts of free pets are available at the ASPCA, 5026, W. Jefferson (731-2491).
Los Angeles has a curfew law but you can get a suitable I.D. with photo for $3.50 at Twelfth and Hill Streets.