Cardboard Walls

First and foremost, a shout out to one of our best Telemundo TV Los Angeles broadcast newswomen I admire. Sandra Luz Gallegos Devine, who was far ahead of her time when she took on my assignment to live with the homeless population of LA Skid Row. Her eye-opening and ratings magnet -smashing news series PAREDES DE CARTON / CARDBOARD WALLS won her an Emmy nomination. (Image and a short video promo below.) #SLGD went on to be fine as can be a video and photojournalist extraordinaire for the USA military.

‘The plan was that we bought a new refrigerator and gifted it to one of our viewers who needed one and then we kept the cardboard box where Sandra would sleep as our crew member watched over her and recorded her experiences.

Today The LA City Council is poised to clamp down on homeless encampments, making it illegal to pitch tents on some sidewalks, beneath overpasses and near parks

Here is a pleasant play-day idea. Coloring is a great way to get your child’s creativity flowing. A child with imagination can go through entire coloring books in one sitting, draw all over your floor, and color on the dog before finally calling it quits.

This idea saves the walls from turning green by giving your child a large box. Inside of this box, they find free reign to color, doodle, and whatever turns them on. Do they have stickers? Stick away! The box is now their creative oyster.