PHOTO ESSAY: Choice & Consequence

BITTERSWEET DEFIANCE: Monica Villa laughs as she talks to reporters from her 'living room.' Villa has faced public criticism that she chooses to live on the streets for self-centered reasons, and not really to help rescue truly desperate people. Villa fires back that professionals and leaders in control of government funds are in need of a big reality check. (TIMES PHOTO BY JOHN MILLER)

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