Rocco Pendola spent the better part of two years "hanging out" in the Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood known as Skid Row. This eBook focuses on several aspects of that experience, particularly police tactics used in Skid Row and the seemingly hopeless situation of a homeless alcoholic who Pendola spent considerable time with during the research process.
Academics, specifically professors and graduate students, will find the eBook's appendix useful. It contains a word-for-word reprinting of a successful doctoral research grant application Pendola submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Pendola was a doctoral student in the University of California at Irvine's School of Social Ecology, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, when he conducted his field work in Skid Row. While at UCI, Pendola published several peer-reviewed academic articles. Pendola now works as a freelance writer and is a top contributor to the financial Website, Seeking Alpha. He is also the author of the eBook, Basic Options Trading: Options Strategies For Beginners.